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CURRICULUM VITAE Niels Ipsen

Name

Niels Henrik Ipsen

Date of Birth

June 20, 1957

Nationality

Danish

Education

Cand. scient. in Environmental Bio­logy, University of Copenhagen, Den­mark, 1984

Languages

Danish (mother tongue), English (excellent), French (excellent), German (good)

Key Qualifications

 

Mr. Niels Ipsen has more than 25 years of experience in water resources and environmental planning and management with a focus on policy and strategy formulation, project identi­fication, appraisal and implementa­tion. Since 2002 he has applied his vast experience and expertise as Director of the UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water & Environment established under the umbrella of DHI and has headed the support to UNEP on Water Policy and Strategy regarding UNEP’s Global Programs on water. Mr. Ipsen has further a long experience in support to international and regional/sub-regional org-anizations and policy processes in the area of water and environment. He has supported and cooperated with the UN system, Global Water Partnership as well as various Regional Economic Communities such as ECOWAS and SADC and AMCOW. He has a broad experience as manager and team leader on larger projects especially within the field of capacity building of environment and water management institutions in develo­ping countries, including training and technology transfer. Mr Ipsen has special knowledge in water quality assessments, design of environmental monitoring/ information systems and in the ecology and management of sub-tropical/tro­pical surface waters.

Working experience

 

At the country level the working experience comprise: Italy, France, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cap Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Liberia, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Nicaragua and Taiwan including a total of more than 8 years of field experience in Africa.

 

Employment Record

Year

Organisation

Position and Responsibilities

2009-

Ipsen & Co I/S

Partner

2002-2008

DHI Water & Environment

Director, UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water and Environment

2000 – 2001

DHI Water & Environment

Chief Engineer Water Management Department,

1997 – 1999

VKI

Chief Biologist, Department of Environmental Management

1994 – 1997

VKI

Chief Biologist, Department of Ecology and Environmental Management

1987 – 1993

1984 –1987

VKI

VKI

Senior Biologist and Project Manager, Department of Ecology

Biologist, Department of Ecology