Melike Hemmami

Change facilitator, Freelance

Ms Hemmami, with 18+ years of experience, focuses on facilitating change processes and innovation for sustainability. She brings actors together to explore new approaches and support specific contexts. Melike's passion for learning led her to diverse fields related to nature conservation, including wetland conservation and participatory planning.

She gained expertise in environment, ecological agriculture, food security, climate change, rural development, collective action, and humanitarian work. This broad experience helps her consider factors hindering or supporting the pathways to desired changes.

Ms Hemmami identifies short-term priorities and approaches, seeking to deepen her knowledge of participatory methods. Learning is essential for change, and she believes in facilitating societal learning to shape the world we dream of.

She engages in capacity building, develops curricula, and facilitates multi-stakeholder processes in diverse contexts including for protected area management planning. Her goal is to enable others' development and contribute to a better world.



(Schrader, T.; Hemmami, M.; Dietershagen, J. and Francis J.A. (2020). Optimising the Performance of Producers and their Organisations (OPPO) for farmer- inclusive agro-economic development - with experiences and examples from the Pacific. Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. Available at: https://edepot.wur.nl/530314.

Hemmami, M (2019). Mapping the contribution of the Turkish forestry sector to the Sustainable Development Goals, Article written for the publication of the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week - Brummana (Lebanon) - 1-5 April 2019, T. XL, n°3, 2019, pp. 331-336. Available at: https://www.foret-mediterraneenne.org/upload/biblio/FORET_MED_2019_3_331-336.pdf

Koopmanschap, E.M.J., M. Hemmami, C. Klok (2011). Lac Ayata dans la Vallée d’Oued Righ - Quick-scan of options and preliminary recommendations for the Management of Lake Ayata in the Valley of Oued Righ. Final version. Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, 2011. Available at: http://edepot.wur.nl/194495

Yeniyurt, C., Hemmami, M., Çağırankaya, S., Koopmanschap E. 2011. Türkiye’nin Ramsar Alanlarında Sulak Alan Yönetim Planları Değerlendirme Raporu. Doğa Derneği, Ankara, Türkiye  - Evaluation Report on Wetland Management Plans in Ramsar Areas in Turkey (Link)

Koopmanschap, E.M.J., M. Hemmami (2010). Setting up a wetland Centre for Turkey – Moving towards an enabling environment for Integrated Water Resources Management. Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR, 2010.

Aydemir, G and Hemmami, M (2009) Tohumsever’in el kitabı, yerli ve köylü. Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living, Istanbul, Turkey. Publication prepared in the context of the “Establishment of a Seed Network for the Conservation of Agricultural Biological Diversity in Turkey” project. The publication is a handbook for those who want to contribute to the conservation of agro-biodiversity in Turkey. (Link)

E. Eulisse, M. Hemmami and E. Koopmanschap (2010). Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture. Indicators and trends for Water Resources Conservation. Proceedings of the 3rd training course “European Sustainable Water Goals”. Venice, October 5-9, 2009. Water Civilizations International Centre. Available at: http://www.civiltacqua.org/uploads/pubblicazioni/Eswg%20light.pdf

Redman, M and Hemmami, M. (2008) Developing a National Agri-environment Programme for Turkey. IEEP, London; Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living, Istanbul, Turkey (Link)

Wetland Management Planning Guide (Turkish), 2007, Bird Research Society, Ankara - the section on participation (Link)



What are the different aspects of CEPA?
(Foundation course, Unit 4, Topic 1)