Maira Devisscher

Maira is Senior Coordinator with ISEAL's Policy & Outreach team 

Together with Norma Tregurtha, I am responsible for the management of the ISEAL Innovations Fund. In this position, I use the M&E skills I acquired during the two years I worked with the ISEAL's Impacts programme before joining the Policy & Outreach team in March 2017. I also support ISEAL's work in Latin America and the coordination of the Value and Impact Analysis (VIA) Initiative.

Before ISEAL...

I managed climate-adaptation projects in the Bolivian highlands, assisting local partners with the monitoring and evaluation of their activities. Prior to that, I served as a foreign policy analyst at a diplomatic mission and worked as a researcher in impact assessment studies concerning land and agricultural policies. I became interested in sustainability standards while writing my MBA dissertation in peri-urban organic agriculture in Bolivia. In 2010, I saw the opportunity to further explore this area with an MA in Environment, Development and Policy at the University of Sussex.

Ask me about:

The ISEAL Innovations Fund, ISEAL in Latin America, and the VIA Initiative.

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Forest Stewardship Council joins the ISEAL Integrated Pest Management Coalition

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has signed the ISEAL Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition MoU, joining eight ISEAL members in the collaborative initiative to reduce or eliminate the use of HHPs (Highly Hazardous Pesticides).

Value and Impact Analysis (VIA) Initiative

Working with industry leaders, NGO professionals and research experts to agree, together, how best to measure the impacts and better communicate the value of FSC certification.

ISEAL Innovations Fund - Factsheet 2017

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ASI/FSC develop cloud-based auditing with ISEAL Innovations Fund grant

The brand new digital system could change the face of forestry certification reporting.

Galaxy Surfactants, o cómo poner el aceite de palma sostenible en el centro del negocio

Galaxy Surfactants, una empresa procesadora líder de India, ha colocado el suministro de aceite de palma sostenible en el centro de su estrategia comercial actual y futura.

Can certification be the “80% tool” for reducing deforestation?

At the Global Sustainability Standards Conference last month, we held a well-attended session on standards’ role in implementing zero deforestation commitments. Here’s a recap of what you missed.

ISEAL Impacts Newsletter - March 2016

Dear M&E Colleagues, We hope 2016 has been inspiring for you all so far. If you need an extra dose, sit back and listen to the results of our new research on the contribution of sustainability standards to company zero deforestation commitments. And if M&E training is what you need, don't miss the first full-day M&E workshop this May in Washington just before our conference.

Com nova estratégia, 4C Association defende diálogo e trabalho integrado no setor cafeeiro

Representante da associação fala sobre a busca de compromissos do setor a partir do diálogo, da gestão e da melhoria contínua

Table of Resources for Compliance with the Impacts Code

This table includes resources and guidance available to support ISEAL members in meeting compliance with the ISEAL Impacts Code v 2.0. This overview will be updated on an ad hoc basis.
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