Dr. Valasia Iakovoglou is a distinct graduate of Iowa State University, USA. She has more than 25- yrs of national/international research and teaching experience as an Ecophysiologist/Silviculture expert in seedling production and Restoration/Conservation of Ecosystems with emphasis on Biodiversity under the challenges of Climate Change. She has received numerous scholarships, awards and recognitions. She is an editor of nine international journals and a reviewer in more than fifteen with one of them being the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She has more than 100 publications (books/book chapters, peer-reviewed scientific articles). She is active in many scientific societies such as the Mediterranean Experts of Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) as well as Board Member of associations such as the “Association of Inter-Balkan Woman’s Cooperation Societies (AIWCS)” of UNESCO Center, where she is the “General Secretary” and responsible for the “Education” sector. Since 2018, she is the Director of the Ecotourism Sector of the UNESCO chair Con-E-Ect and since 2020 she is an Executive Board of Directors of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Global (GCSAYN) in Africa.