Ivonne Lobos Alva is the lead Senior Expert Researcher for work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at SEI Latin America.
She is a sustainability expert with over a decade of experience, equally divided between scientific institutions and international development organizations. Key areas of interest are the sustainable management of natural resources, the transformation towards sustainable food systems, and the formulation and implementation of global sustainability agreements. Her current work focuses on supporting the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ivonne combines her research and management experience with a passion for the design of participatory processes and has implemented over 50 participatory multi-stakeholder dialogues. She has systematically engaged in global platforms and processes: such as the Global Soil Partnership hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); the process led by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to discuss the development of a Land Degradation Neutral World framework and to define global indicators for sustainable land and soil use; and the process at the United Nations to negotiate the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
She is an environmental engineer and obtained a MSc in Environmental Governance from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, in Germany.