Ishatu Kadiri

Senior Associate, Policy

As Senior Associate, Policy, Ishatu Kadiri liaises with stakeholders contributing to expanding the understanding of TREES and ART. She is an indigenous woman from the pastoralist communities of Cameroon, in the Central African region. She holds a Degree in Management Technology and Finance, and she has been involved in the defense and promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights since 2019. Previously, she worked for the Indigenous Peoples’ Network for the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa (REPALEAC) and for the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA) in community development projects.

Ishatu Kadiri

Board of Directors

The Advisory Board oversees ART’s implementation in accordance with the evolving UNFCCC processes and guarantees good governance, transparent rules, and processes that assure quality and adequate safeguards. ART Advisory Board members have all agreed to the ART Board Charter and the ART Ethical Standard. Advisory Board members serve in their personal capacities, not as representatives of their organizations or of particular stakeholder groups.

ART Advisory Board Meeting Minutes are available to the public.


The ART Secretariat, hosted by Winrock International, is responsible for the operation of the ART program, including the development of The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (TREES) and overseeing the registration, verification and issuance of Board-approved TREES Credits on the ART registry.