My key responsibility in Wetlands International is to dive in the sea of stories about wetlands around the world, swim in search of the pearl of a story and bring it ashore to recount it to the world.
I was born and bought up on a delta. The best of my childhood memories consist of swimming in the nearby lake and the river, fishing, collecting waterlilies and breathlessly witnessing magnificent sunsets on the river from the ferry we took to go to the capital city. Like many of you, I come from a country of lakes and rivers, mangroves and marshes, coastlines and canals which sustained me, made me who I am. Need I say more why I care about wetlands and am eager to play a part in safeguarding and restoring them?