XV World Forestry Congress


José Armando Alanis-de la Rosa

National Forestry Commission Mexico

Manager National Forest Monitoring System General Coordination of Planning and Information


He is a forest engineer who graduated in 1989 from the Forest Sciences Division of Chapingo Autonomous University. He began his career as a forest inventory and management specialist, working in an organization that provided technical assistance to forest landowners; he also worked in state governments supporting the design and implementation of public programs to promote sustainable forest management. Since 2010, he has been working in Mexico’s National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR); his experience includes working in the design and implementation of the National Program of Payment for Environmental Services (PSA), as well as working in matters related to international cooperation, and contributing in the design of Mexico’s national strategy for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Since 2019, he is the Manager of the National Forest Monitoring System, responsible for coordinating the implementation of the National Forest and Soils Inventory, the Satellite Forest Monitoring System (SAMOF), and the National Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification System of Mexico’s National Forestry Commission.