SPP Program Officer, UN Environment
Farid Yaker is in charge of sustainable public procurement (SPP) at the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology Economics and Industry, Paris. He is in charge of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme and of two ground projects aimed at assisting 16 countries in the implementation of SPP.
Mr. Yaker taught Agricultural economics at the University of Blida, Algeria from 1988 to 1990 before joining the international NGO Enda (Environmental development action) after the Rio summit that he attended in 1992. After managing an international programme on the promotion of participatory approaches in the field of urban environment from 1994 to 1999, Mr Yaker took the direction of the European office of Enda from 2000 to 2007 before joining UNEP in 2008. Mr. Yaker holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural economics from the University of California at Davis, USA.
This session open to Public Sector Purchasers only. This session is an opportunity for public sector procurement and policy professionals to troubleshoot sustainable procurement challenges, brainstorm solutions with a “guru,” and seek guidance from other public attendees who may have faced (and overcome!) similar challenges. Aside from troubleshooting, gurus will discuss how to sustain motivation … read more >>
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a powerful aspiration for improving our world – and nearly all of them have some connection to procurement and supply chain management. This panel will explore how procurement professionals can meaningfully connect their work on sustainable purchasing to the 17 goals and 169 targets to end poverty, protect the … read more >>