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Theodore Oben

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Theodore Oben APO at Children & Youth Programme/ 1993 –1997

Main Responsibilities Of Theodore Oben:

Successfully initiated and developed one of the most active programmes for engaging children and youth in environmental issues in the United Nations.

Successfully organized the annual UNEP Global Youth Forum in Berkeley, California, USA in 1995 and initiated the International Children’s Conference on the Environment in Eastbourne, UK in 1995.

Successfully fund raised UK £ 1.5 million and ensured proper budgetary controls on the implementation of the International Children’s Conference on the Environment held in Eastbourne, UK in 1995.

Coordinated the publishing and distribution of environmental materials for children and youth and initiating a UNEP online engagement of children and youth.

Developed the UNEP network for children and youth engagement.

Theodore Oben Responsibilities at Children & Youth / Sport & Environment Programme

 Successfully developed two UNEP’s ong-term strategies on the integrating environmental considerations in sports and other mass-spectator events and on engaging children and youth in environmental activities, both adopted by UN member state at the UNEP Governing Council in 2003.

 Led and supervised a project team of 10 staffat UNEP headquarters and in Regional Offices for the implementation of the strategies.

 Developed programmes and Projects and provided administrative overview for the implementation of the long-term strategies.Also ensured that the projects are implemented on time and within budget.

 Successfully organized two Global Forum for Sport and Environment and five International Children and Youth Conferences

-1997 UNEP Global Youth Forum in Seoul, Korea;

-1998 International Children’s Conference in Nairobi, Kenya;

-2000 International Children’s Conference, Eastbourne, UK;

-2001 Global Forum for Sport and the Environment, Tokyo, Japan

-2002 International Children’s Conference, Victoria BC, Canada;

-2003 Tunza International Youth Conference, Dubna, Russia;

-2003 Global Forum for Sport and the Environment, Tokyo, Japan.

THEODORE E.A. OBEN

 Successfully fundraised with the local organizing committees US$ 1.2 million for each of the International Children’s Conference in 2000 and 2002.

 Engaged sport organizations on the integration of environmental considerations in their activities.

 Represented UNEP in the UN Inter-Agency Coordination Committee on Youth Policies and Programmes and engaging other UN entities on promoting joint youth programmes and activities in the UN.

 Developed and led the implementation of four agreements with host of children and youth conferences (in Seoul, Korea, 1997; Eastbourne, UK, 2000; Victoria BC, Canada, 2002; and Dubna, Russia, 2003).

 Coordinated the development of global and regional networks for children and youth and sport organizations.

Theodore Oben Successful Coordination at IPL 2010

Theodore Oben Successfully coordinated UNEP’s cooperation framework with the 2010 Indian Premier League(IPL) and the UNEP – Puma “Play for Life” Campaign Activities included

Theodore Oben Coordination at IPL 2010:

 Organized workshops for franchises and service providers for the IPL to ensure      sustainability sourcing for supply and waste management (particularly catering and  accommodation providers).

-Coordinated the development and launch of video messages for IPL matches.

-Developed Daily sustainability tips from UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Sachin  Tendulkar for spectators and TV fans in India and across the world.

-Placed Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on “Play for Life” in the Time  Magazine and Diplomat and several online sports platforms with messages from  Campaign Ambassador and Cameroonian Football Star, Samuel Eto’o.

-Organized the “African Unity Experience” with Puma in Paris for three African  National Teams (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana) participating in the 2010 FIFA  World Cup in South Africa to promote biodiversity conservation.

-Engaged fans on the sale of the Africa Unity Kit by Puma and promoted a web  engagement for football fans to select their favorite biodiversity conservation projects  to support with profits from sales of the African Unity Kit.

THEODORE E.A. OBEN – FIFA World Cup 2010

2010  FIFA World Cup in South Africa (implementation of an MoU and the Green Goal Programme, and managed a US$ 1 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project on renewable energy and public environmental awareness successfully coordinated a carbon management strategy which include installations of carbon management demonstration fixtures around selected World Cup venues and emission compensations involving 12 of the 32 participating national teams.

Role of Theodore Oben :-

The 2010 World Exposition (implementation of an MoU and coordinated two independent environmental assessments and reports on the sustainability and environmental measures implemented by organizers).

Successfully coordinated UNEP’s cooperation framework with the 2010 Indian Premier League(IPL) and the UNEP Puma

-Organized workshops for franchises and service providers for the IPL Workshop 2010 to ensure sustainability sourcing for supply and waste management (particularly catering and accommodation providers).

-Coordinated the development and launch of video messages for IPL matches.

-Developed Daily sustainability tips from UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar for spectators and TV fans in India and across the World.

– “Play for Life” in the Time Magazine and Diplomat and several online sports platforms with messages from Campaign Ambassador and Cameroonian Football Star, Samuel Eto’o.

-Organized the “African Unity Experience” with Puma in Paris for three African National Teams (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana) participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa to promote biodiversity conservation.

– Engaged fans on the sale of the Africa Unity Kit by Puma and promoted a web engagement for football fans to select their favorite biodiversity conservation projects to support with profits from sales of the African Unity Kit.

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