Farid Yaker is in charge of sustainable public procurement at the UNEP, Division of Technology Economics and Industry, Paris. He manages an EC/Swiss funded project aiming at assisting 7 pilot countries in implementing sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies through the testing of a methodology developed by the Swiss-led Marrakech task force on SPP. Mr. Yaker taught Agricultural economics at the University of Blida, Algeria from 1988 to 1990 before joining the international NGO Enda (Environmental Development Action) after the Rio summit that he attended in 1992. Mr. Yaker managed an international programme on the promotion of participatory approaches in the field of urban environment from 1994 till 1999. He was the head of the European office of Enda from 2000 till 2007.