Head of Sustainable Public Procurement, United Nations Environment Programme, Paris
Farid Yaker has been leading the work of UNEP in Sustainable Public Procurement since 2008. He has directed the publication of numerous UNEP publications on SPP including the periodical Global SPP Reviews and the SPP Implementation Guidelines.
Farid 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. Farid took the direction of the European office of Enda before joining UNEP.
He holds a master’s degree in Agricultural economics from the University of California at Davis, USA.