Diversity in everyday's life

Diversiflora International is a non-governmental organization funded in France in 2013.
It aims to promote natural and cultural diversity in all human activities.


Some acting members of Diversiflora International

Dr Roland Bourdeix - Founding member and President. Presently living in France, Roland is project manager and researcher in genetics and ethnology at CIRAD. Until 1995, he has conducted numerous international research expertises. These activities gave him the opportunity to travel in more than 40 tropical countries and to carry on its talent of phographer and videomaker.

Dr Susanne Schmelter - Founding member and General Secretary, Presently living in Lebanon, Susanne is an anthropologist conducting research in the area of conflict between humanitarianism, containment and resistance movements.

Zalissa Bourdeix - Founding member and Treasurer. Presenly living in France, Zalissa is a student in Management of International Projects at the Catholic Institute of Paris.

Dr Kouassi Allou. Presently living in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, Dr Allou is the Acting Director of the CNRA Oil Palm Research Centre in La Mé. In 2013, he was awarded with the National price for research in his country.

Dorine Martinez-Brugel. Presenly living in the Netherlands, Dorine is Account Manager Inside Sales Academies and Goverments R&D for the Elsevier Publishing Group.

Ngo Ti Kieu Duong, Presently living in Vietnam, Duong is the acting Head of the Research Department on Perenial Crops of IOOP (Institute for Oil and Oil Plants) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. A A F L K Perera. Presently living in Sri Lanka, Lalith is the Head and Principal Geneticist and Plant Breeder, at the Genetics and Plant Breeding Division of the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL).

Dr Valerie Saena Tuia. Presently living in Fiji, Valerie is the Officer in Charge of the Genetic Resources at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), and also a traditional chief of Samoa.

Dr Semiramis Rabelo Ramalho Ramos. Presently living in Brazil, Semi is a researcher in Plant Genetic Resources at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Coastal Tablelands Unit. She is currently the Curator of the International Coconut collection for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Vice-President of the Plant Genetic Resources Network for Northeast Brazil.