International Union for Conservation of Nature
A long-term client, the work is highly innovative - focused on financing Forest Landscape Restoration. Working in Rwanda and increasingly Uganda and other regional partners, we want to establish a Fund, leverage Green Bonds, radically improve avenues for smallholder finance, and look at other innovations such as public private partnerships for FLR.
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
As Senior Advisor Green Finance for ICRAF I support the senior team, department heads and program personnel on the practical application of financial instruments in the post-Addis Ababa (Financing for Development) context, including specifically how the paradigm impacts the research agenda.
United Nations Development Program
Supporting UNDP Sierra Leone with GEF 6. Focused on the Western Area Peninsula National Park, buffer zone enterprise, ideas around an innovative Fund, and, of course, policy support to prevent encroachment. A place of global biodiversity importance known most for Chimpanzees. I have also met with UNDP Ukraine on community finance innovation.
FONERWA, Government of Rwanda
I was seconded to FONERWA to support with Green Climate Fund proposals focused on innovative finance and its associated financial mechanisms. This innovative Fund is a focal point for climate investment in Rwanda, has mobilised $75m and now dispurses over 50% to the private sector.
Carbon Finance Unit, Republic of Moldova
I support this innovative and award winning unit with post CDM thinking on Climate Finance including liaising with stakeholder across the Governments various departments. The World Bank is a key actor in Moldova and has supported this unit and others with innovative community carbon finance projects.
EBD Global Optimum Consult, Brazil
As a partner consultant with EBD Global Optimum, I support clients such as UNDP in some of the worlds most complex and challenging contexts, and exploring potential context-appropriate financing vehicles and other pathways to sustainable management. Biodiversity Finance is a theme and the topic is one of the most challenging areas of Conservation Finance.