Dr. Rene Capote

Country of current residence

Germany

Current position

Senior Expert

Current institute employer

GLOBALG.A.P c/o FoodPLUS GmbH

Professional memberships

Alumni Network, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. 2007-

Alumni Network, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. 2013-

Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC). Young Associate. 2006-2012.

Alumni Network, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 2007-

Cuban NGO Society of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (ACTAF). 2002-2009.

Cuban MAB-UNESCO National Committee. 2001-2009.

Profession

Geographer

Specialisation

( Rene Capote )

20 years of international experience in sustainability,

project and program management,

facilitation of co-leadership in cross-functional and remote teams, multi-stakeholder and international initiatives,

value chains in agriculture and trade, sustainability standards and certification, GLOBALG.A.P., Fairtrade,

international business, coffee, consumer goods,

interdisciplinary research, biodiversity, natural resource management, protected areas,

forest and landscape ecology,

Degrees in international development, organizational management, geography (PhD), ecology, biology, environmental management.

Degrees / expertise

( Rene Capote )

Project Management. Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D). International and German Project Management Associations (IMPA and GPM). Germany, 2020.

Leadership and Management. European Business Competence License (EBCL Level C). Topics: Principles of Management, Human Resources Management, Leadership. Germany, 2019.

PhD Natural Sciences profile Geography. Germany, 2007.

Organizational Management. Cuba, 2005.

International Program Development Studies. Germany, 2004.

Environmental Management. Cuba, 2001.

Professional experience

( Rene Capote )

2020 August-. GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS. Cologne, Germany. Senior Technical Expert.

2018 - 2019. Tchibo GmbH. Hamburg, Germany. Business Development Manager International.  

2018-. Peer reviewer, journals: Sustainability, Applied Sciences, Energies, Agriculture, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI Publisher.

2009 - 2018. Fairtrade International, FLO e.V. Bonn, Germany. Global Manager (Lead) Coffee.

2012 - 2013. Humboldt Foundation Fellowship. Topic: Fairtrade coffee. Georg Forster Research Fellowship. Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, Leibniz University Hannover, and Fairtrade International, Germany.

2009. ICARDA - CGIAR Collaborative Program on Sustainable Agricultural Production in Central Asia and Caucasus, Uzbekistan head office.

2008-2009. National Center for Protected Areas (Cuba)/ United Nations Development Program UNDP, Global Environment Facility GEF, The World Bank. Project manager and expert.

2003- 2007. Center for Development Research (ZEFc), Bonn University. Germany. Researcher.

2000-2009. National Center for Biodiversity, Landscape Department, Institute of Ecology and Systematics. Havana, Cuba. Researcher and advisor: Natural resource management.

2018

Capote-Fuentes, R.T., U.Grote, L.Byers and T.Stellmacher.  2018.  Evolution of Producer Organizations in Fair Trade Coffee Certification.  In: Parvathi, P., U.Grote, H.Waibel (eds.): Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture: A Winning Combination?. CAB International.   30 - 42. 

2012

Capote-Fuentes, R.T.  2012.  Qualitative mathematical modeling for resilience assessment and management.  Anales de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Vol. 2, 1   : 1-18   .
Capote, R.P. and R.T. Capote-Fuentes.  2012.  Ecological trajectory and development in Cuba.  Temas, 69   : 43-49   .

2011

Capote-Fuentes, R.T., Denich, M., Berger, U., Vlek P.L.G.  2011.  Testing a theoretical framework on the linear segment of the biomass-density trajectory of forests.  Revista del Jardín Botánico Nacional, 32-33   : 173-179   .

2009

Martinez, A., Capote-Fuentes R.T., Perera, S.  2009.  Landscapes and ecosystems. In: CNAP. Plan of the National System of Protected Areas (2009-2013). (In Spanish). National Center for Protected Areas (CNAP). La Habana, Cuba. 

2008

Roig, E., Capote-Fuentes, R.T., Cejas, F.  2008.  Biodiversity loss. ECOPOLIS, Year 14, 36: 12-18. (In Spanish). Publication of the Cuban Foundation Antonio Nunnez Jimenez of Nature and Man. 
Suarez, A., Garraway, E., Vilamajo, D., Mujica L., Gerhartz J., Capote-Fuentes, R.T., N. Blake.  2008.  Climate change impacts on terrestrial biodiversity in the insular Caribbean: Report of Working Group III. MacArthur Foundation. Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) Technical Report No. 383. 

2007

Capote, R.  2007.  Resilience of Mangroves on the South Coast of Havana province, Cuba.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Math. & Nat. Science, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Mancina, C.A., L. García-Rivera and R.T Capote-Fuentes.  2007.  Habitat use by phyllostomid bat assemblages in secondary forests of the 'Sierra del Rosario' Biosphere Reserve, Cuba.  Acta Chiroptelogica, 9(1)   : 203-218   .

2005

Capote-Fuentes, R.T. and R.R. Lewis.  2005.  Resilience and restoration of mangroves in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean region.  In: Fernández, L. and D.M. Moura (eds.): Wetlands in Iberoamerica. Study and management. Iberoamerican Network for Wetlands XVII.C, CYTED.   pp. 346-355. 
Ferro, H. and R.T. Capote-Fuentes.  2005.  What is the cost of restoring mangroves in Bajos de Santa Ana, Havana, Cuba?.  In: Fernández, L. and D.M. Moura (eds.): Wetlands in Iberoamerica. Study and management. Iberoamerican Network for Wetlands XVII.C, CYTED.   pp. 255-262. 
Ferro, H., R.T. Capote-Fuentes et al.  2005.  Functions of mangroves in the Sibarimar Inlet and their economic valuation for the sector Laguna del Cobre-Itabo, Cuba.  In: Fernández, L. and D.M. Moura (eds.): Wetlands in Iberoamerica. Study and management. Iberoamerican Network for Wetlands XVII.C, CYTED.   pp. 238-254. 

2004

Capote, R.P. and R.T. Capote-Fuentes.  2004.  Environment and Cognisable Universe, Catauro.  Cuban Journal of Anthropology. Year 6, No. 10, : 47-55 pp   .

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Professional experience

( Rene Capote )

2020 August-. GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS. Cologne, Germany. Senior Technical Expert.

2018 - 2019. Tchibo GmbH. Hamburg, Germany. Business Development Manager International.  

2018-. Peer reviewer, journals: Sustainability, Applied Sciences, Energies, Agriculture, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI Publisher.

2009 - 2018. Fairtrade International, FLO e.V. Bonn, Germany. Global Manager (Lead) Coffee.

2012 - 2013. Humboldt Foundation Fellowship. Topic: Fairtrade coffee. Georg Forster Research Fellowship. Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, Leibniz University Hannover, and Fairtrade International, Germany.

2009. ICARDA - CGIAR Collaborative Program on Sustainable Agricultural Production in Central Asia and Caucasus, Uzbekistan head office.

2008-2009. National Center for Protected Areas (Cuba)/ United Nations Development Program UNDP, Global Environment Facility GEF, The World Bank. Project manager and expert.

2003- 2007. Center for Development Research (ZEFc), Bonn University. Germany. Researcher.

2000-2009. National Center for Biodiversity, Landscape Department, Institute of Ecology and Systematics. Havana, Cuba. Researcher and advisor: Natural resource management.

Degrees

( Rene Capote )

Project Management. Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D). International and German Project Management Associations (IMPA and GPM). Germany, 2020.

Leadership and Management. European Business Competence License (EBCL Level C). Topics: Principles of Management, Human Resources Management, Leadership. Germany, 2019.

PhD Natural Sciences profile Geography. Germany, 2007.

Organizational Management. Cuba, 2005.

International Program Development Studies. Germany, 2004.

Environmental Management. Cuba, 2001.

Rene Capote

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management

Private E-Mail:
rene.capote at web.de