Julian’s CV

Curriculum vitae

Family name:   Caldecott

First names:     Julian Oliver

Date of birth:    2 August 1956

Nationalities:    EU/UK and South Africa

Civil status:      Married

Education:

Institutions (dates): Degree(s) obtained:
Southampton University, UK (1975-1978) B.Sc. (Honours, First Class) in Biology
Cambridge University, UK (1978-1983) Ph.D. in Tropical Forest Ecology/Primatology

 

Languages (competence: 1 – excellent; 3 – working knowledge/some training; 5 – basic)

Language Reading Speaking Writing
English 1 1 1
French 3 3 3
Indonesian 3 3 3
Portuguese 3 3 3
Spanish 3 3 3

 

Membership of professional bodies: Fauna & Flora International; UNEP’s STAP Roster of Experts; Celebrity Speakers Ltd; London Speaker Bureau; Federation of Small Businesses; Society of Authors.

Other skills:

  • Writing: books on biodiversity, ecosystems, governance, water, poverty, and most recently Aid Performance and Climate Change (see: https://www.routledge.com/p/book/9781138294486).
  • Teaching/speaking: mission briefings, keynote speeches, interviews, courses, workshops, etc.;
  • Other: MS Office and other applications; scuba diving (ca 260 dives).

Present position: Director, Creatura Ltd (since the company was established in July 2009

Key qualifications:

  • Main areas of focus: to 2000, on wildlife, rainforest and biodiversity conservation, with long-term assignments in Malaysia, Nigeria, and Indonesia, and numerous shorter-term assignments; from 2000, on early warning, design and performance issues concerning climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem management, and related matters of sustainability and institutional and community development.
  • Major evaluations: for the EC (South-east Asian regional programmes, and projects in Thailand, Indonesia and China), the UK (in México, Indonesia and Guyana), Norway (the Indonesia-Norway REDD+ Partnership), Finland (synthesis evaluation on sustainable poverty reduction in development interventions, and evaluations of decade-long Finnish country programmes in Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Kenya), Denmark (25 years in Nepal), the World Bank (Forest Carbon Partnership Facility), and Switzerland (effectiveness of a global portfolio of climate change investments).
  • Strategic programme reviews and project identification missions: for the EC (Asian region and Nigeria, Bangladesh and Indonesia) and Norway (renewable natural resources in Tanzania), and studies for UNEP on disaster risk reduction and environmental policies, laws and treaties.
  • Proposal writing: on behalf of numerous EU consulting firms for KfW, EC, ADB and other donor investments in tropical forest and biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, REDD+, coastal, island and marine resource management, and sustainable consumption and production.
  • Inception design: as the key reference for any evaluation, the inception report explains: methods of data collection and analysis; how analysed data will create useful stories; the subject’s context and relevance to stakeholders and partners at local, national, regional and global level; challenges and ways to overcome them; the plan of work; and the contents list of the report that will emerge.
  • CEA/assurance reviews: targeting DFID proposals for positive and negative climate and environment impacts to inform Business Cases for programmes on country fiscal systems, capacity-building on money laundering and corruption, multi-donor knowledge management and trust fund financing in Sudan, and resourcing the maternal health care sector in Sierra Leone.

Developing country experience:

Country Dates
ASEAN Oct-Nov 2008, Sep-Oct 2003, Aug-Sep 2002
Azerbaijan Nov-Dec 2013
Bangladesh Feb-Mar 2008
China May 2009, Jul-Sep 1991
Costa Rica Nov 2015, Sep-Oct 1993
East Timor Jun 2015
Ghana Nov 2015
Guyana Sep-Oct 2001, Mar 2005
Indonesia Jun 2015, May 2014, Aug-Sep 2013, Feb-Apr 2011, Oct-Nov 2009, Apr-May, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct 2010, Feb-Mar 2006, Jul 1996-Mar 1997, Aug-Oct 1994, Oct 1991-Dec 1992
Kenya Oct-Nov 2014
Malaysia Peninsula: Apr-Jun 1977, Sep-Nov 1997, May-Jun 1998, Oct-Dec 1998, Feb 1999, Oct 1978-May 1981; Sabah: Aug-Sep 2008, Jan-Jun 2002; Sarawak: Feb 1984-Jul 1988
México Feb-Mar 1998, Aug 1998
Nepal May-Jun 2017 (scheduled), Aug-Sep 2011
Nicaragua June 2011, Jul-Aug 2001, Nov-Dec 2001
Nigeria Aug 1988-Sep 1990, May-Jun 1991
Papua New Guinea Jun 2003
Philippines Nov-Dec 1994, Jul-Aug 1995, Feb-Mar 1996
Sri Lanka Jan-Sep 2005, Nov 1999-May 2000
Tanzania Aug-Sep 2012, Aug-Sep 2011
Thailand Sep-Oct 2007

 

Publications:

1986:  An Ecological and Behavioural Study of the Pig-tailed Macaque (Contributions to Primatology, Volume 21, Karger, Basel).

1988: Hunting and Wildlife Management in Sarawak (IUCN Tropical Forest Programme Monographs, World Conservation Union, Gland).

1996: Designing Conservation Projects (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).

1996: Decentralization and Biodiversity Conservation (edited by Ernst Lutz & Julian Caldecott, The World Bank, Washington, DC).

1999: Deep Water (with photos selected by Melanie Salmon, Ellipsis, London).

2005: The World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation (edited by Julian Caldecott & Lera Miles, California University Press, Berkeley and London).

2008: Water: the Causes, Costs and Future of a Global Crisis (Virgin Books, London, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki and Los Libros del Lince, Barcelona).

2010: Evaluation of Sustainability in Poverty Reduction: Synthesis, by J. Caldecott, M. Halonen, S. E. Sørensen, S. Dugersuren, P. Tommila & A. Pathan (Evaluation Report 2010:4, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki).

2012: Evaluation of the Country Programme between Finland and Nepal, by J. Caldecott, M. Hawkes, B. Bajracharya & A. Lounela (Evaluation report 2012:2, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki).

2012: Evaluation of the Country Programme between Finland and Nicaragua, by J. Caldecott, F. van Sluijs, B. Aguilar & A. Lounela (Evaluation report 2012:1, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki).

2012: Evaluation of the Country Programme between Finland and Tanzania, by J. Caldecott, A. Valjas, B. Killian & A. Lounela (Evaluation report 2012:3, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki).

2012: Evaluation of the Country Programmes between Finland and Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania: Policy Brief, by J. Caldecott, M. Hawkes, B. Bajracharya, F. van Sluijs, B. Aguilar, A. Valjas, B. Killian & A. Lounela (Special edition 2012:1, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki).

2014: Report on Effectiveness of the Swiss International Cooperation in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Interventions 2000-2012, by J. Caldecott, R. Dornau, J. Gollan, M. Halonen, N. Saalismaa, A. Schilli, O. Simonett, C. Stuhlberger & P. Tommila (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs & Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern).

2017: Aid Performance and Climate Change (Routledge/Earthscan, Abingdon & New York).

 

Professional experience (selected, 2000-2017):

Assignment Evaluation of Danish-Nepalese development cooperation in 1991-2016
Timing Jan-Jul 2017
Location(s) UK, Nepal, Denmark
Client Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida)
Main features Country Programme Evaluation
Position held Team Leader, Environment Expert
Main tasks Final evaluation of a long-term country programme, as a contribution to future programming by Danida and other donors and development partners worldwide in the context of climate change and other major emerging issues in development cooperation.

 

Assignment Aid Performance and Climate Change book project
Timing Jan-Dec 2016
Location(s) UK
Client Routledge/Earthscan for Taylor & Francis (Abingdon & New York)
Main features Review of global experience, 2000-2015
Position held Author
Main tasks Writing a book for development practitioners and others interested in how to improve the performance of aid investments, particularly in climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and combatting desertification.

 

Assignment World Heritage Site nomination for the Cross-Sanaga Heartland of Cameroon and Nigeria
Timing Aug 2016
Location(s) UK
Client ERM Foundation
Main features World Heritage Site nomination
Position held Author
Main tasks Prepare a WHS nomination for the Cross-Sanaga Heartland of Cameroon and Nigeria, incorporating the Oban and Okwangwo Divisions of Cross River National Park in Nigeria and the Takmanda and Korup national parks in Cameroon.

 

Assignment Second Program Evaluation of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
Timing Jul-Dec 2015
Location(s) UK, Costa Rica, Ghana
Client World Bank
Main features Global Programme Evaluation
Position held Team Leader, Inception Phase
Main tasks Evaluation of a partnership-based financing mechanism to support developing countries in building their capacity to mitigate climate change through REDD+, evaluated using questionnaire surveys and remote and face-to-face interviews and group discussions among stakeholders in 47 participating countries and the detailed evaluation of emission reduction programme designs in Chile, Costa Rica, México, Guatemala, Perú, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, DR Congo, Republic of Congo and Ghana.

 

Assignment Indonesian Seas Large Marine Ecosystem (GEF proposal)
Timing Jun 2015
Location(s) Indonesia, Timor Leste
Client FAO, Rome
Main features GEF proposal
Position held International Large Marine Ecosystem Consultant
Main tasks Support analysis of ecological aspects and prepare relevant parts of a GEF proposal to address widespread and inter-jurisdictional environmental issues within the Indonesian Seas Large Marine Ecosystem.

 

Assignment Forward-looking Evaluation of the Country Programme between Finland and Kenya since 2007
Timing Jun 2014 – Feb 2015
Location(s) Kenya
Client Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Main features Country Programme Evaluation
Position held Expert in Green Economy, Environmental Governance & Climate Change
Main tasks A strategic, holistic and forward-looking evaluation of Finland’s development cooperation country programme in Kenya, focusing on its major sectoral themes: Governance, Justice and Law and Order; Gender and Governance; Agriculture and Livelihoods in Western Communities; Mainstreaming the MDGs; Safe Food-Safe Dairy; Forestry Sector Reform; and the Water Services Trust Fund.

 

Assignment Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) Programme
Timing May 2014
Location(s) UK, Indonesia
Client DFID (UKAid)
Main features GEF proposal
Position held Implementation Monitoring Consultant
Main tasks Analysis of the contribution FGMC funding is making to the overall FLEGT/VPA process through the funded organisations and individuals in Indonesia, and make recommendations for improvements.

 

Assignment Climate and environment assessments and CEA assurance notes
Timing Five assignments: Feb-Mar 2014, Jun 2014, Dec 2015
Location(s) UK
Client DFID (UKAid)
Main features Programme Evaluations
Position held CEA Assessor
Main tasks Use of sui generis criteria for positive and negative climate and environment impacts, both by the intervention and on the intervention, for each feasible option related to each potential investment, to inform Business Cases for support to: (a) building systems with which to identify and correct weaknesses in country fiscal systems; (b) training and inter-institutional collaboration within the UK to building capacity among police intelligence and enforcement units against money laundering and corruption; (c) improving the capacity across multiple donors and government in Sudan to collect and analyse high-quality data in support of donors’ evidence-based decision making with a parallel contribution to a multi-donor trust fund for knowledge management, sector programmes and donor leverage; and (d) resourcing preventative and emergency services in the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health sector in Sierra Leone.

 

Assignment Indonesia-Norway REDD+ Partnership: Independent Verifications of Deliverables
Timing Two assignments: Aug-Sep 2013 and Mar-Apr 2011
Location(s) Indonesia
Client NICFI, Norway
Main features Programme Evaluation
Position held Team Leader (first and second evaluations)
Main tasks Use of sui generis output criteria (i.e. national REDD+ agency; moratorium on forest and peatland concessions; independent monitoring, reporting and verification; funding instrument; national REDD+ strategy; work in pilot provinces; and Joint Consultation Group) to establish compliance with foreseen deliverables of the Preparation Phase of a US$1 billion commitment to GHG emission reductions from avoided deforestation and improved forest management, in the context of reforming the forest sector to enhance forest governance, transparency and reduced corruption, while establishing systems to allow MRV to international standards as a basis for payments for results.

 

Assignment Effectiveness Assessment of the Swiss Climate Change Development Portfolio
Timing Jul 2013 – Aug 2014
Location(s) UK, Switzerland
Client SDC and SECO, Switzerland
Main features Global Portfolio Evaluation
Position held Senior Evaluation Specialist
Main tasks Use of the five OECD/DAC criteria and others (i.e. relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability, connectedness, coherence and replicability to score performance, and ‘evidence & reasoning’, ‘clarity of explanation’, and ‘participation in design’ to score design quality), and other sui generis criteria based on the OECD/DAC Climate Markers for mitigation and adaptation (practical actions and enabling frameworks), to deliver an assessment of the effectiveness of the 2000-2012 climate change portfolio of 508 projects supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. Metrics focused on quantitative and qualitative evidence for direct effectiveness (GHGs reduced, adaptation) and indirect effectiveness (side effects, other consequences), reasons to expect effectiveness based on other knowledge, and the relevance and general quality of project design.

 

Assignment Scoping Mission for a Possible Renewable Natural Resource (RNR) Economic Governance Programme in Tanzania
Timing Aug-Oct 2012
Location(s) Tanzania
Client Norad, Norway
Main features Scoping Mission
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Situation analysis and need/opportunity identification, focused on forestry and wildlife, and the cross-cutting issue of tourism, to assess whether and how the management of economically-valuable RNRs could be made both sustainable and self-financing, and identify whether and how a new programme could reinforce or create a group of stakeholders with a common interest in curbing the misuse of RNRs and promoting their sustainable use, while also being jointly strong enough to be effective in doing so.

 

Assignment Evaluation of Country Programmes Between Finland and Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania
Timing Apr-Nov 2011
Location(s) Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Finland
Client Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Main features Country Programme Evaluations
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Use of the five OECD/DAC criteria and others (i.e. relevance, efficiency, strategic effectiveness, impact, sustainability, coordination, complementarity, compatibility, connectedness, coherence, Finnish added value, partner satisfaction, programming logic, replicability) to deliver a strategic, holistic and forward-looking evaluation of Finland’s development cooperation country programmes in three countries over ten years, plus the preparation of a Policy Brief.  The evaluation covered the design, implementation and impacts of all aspects of the development programme in each country, including the projects, programmes and cooperation partnerships of which it was comprised and also the partnership instruments which it employed, including Finnfund, Finnpartnership, Aid for Trade, the Institutional Cooperation Instrument, support to NGO development cooperation and through the Local Cooperation Fund, debt relief and General Budget Support (in Nicaragua and Tanzania), the Energy and Environment Partnership (in Nicaragua and Tanzania), and regional programmes, the roles and responsibilities of the embassies and MFA Finland, and the influence of Finnish development policies.  Also considered was Finnish support through UN agencies.  Fundamental to the evaluation was a focus on the cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion, human rights and good governance (including peace-building and anti-corruption efforts in Nepal, democratic accountability, transparency and anti-corruption efforts in Nicaragua), and environmental sustainability (with particular attention to climate change).

 

Assignment Mission to identify and formulate EC-Indonesia climate change cooperation
Timing Apr-Oct 2010
Location(s) Indonesia
Client EC (EU Delegation, Jakarta)
Main features Programme Formulation Mission
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Programme formulation in three phases: Phase 1 – produce an options paper presenting possible EC cooperation actions with Indonesia in the area of climate change; Phase 2 – formulate an Action Fiche for EU-Indonesia climate change cooperation (focused on avoided deforestation/REDD and low-carbon development in Papua).  Phase 3 – identify targets and prepare ToR for the EC’s SWITCH Policy Component for Sustainable Consumption and Production in Indonesia (ToR produced for TA to the Ministry of Finance on fiscal and economic incentives for SCP – including pollution control by large and small businesses – and low carbon development).

 

Assignment Sustainability in Poverty Reduction Synthesis
Timing Mar-Sep 2010
Location(s) Finland, UK
Client Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Main features Synthesis Evaluation of Global Programme
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Use of the five OECD/DAC criteria and others (i.e. relevance, coherence, partner satisfaction, compatibility, Finnish added value, coordination, impact, effectiveness, sustainability, replicability, complementarity, efficiency, connectedness, activity design) to deliver a synthesis evaluation of how the integrated economic, ecological and social development approach of the Development Policy of Finland has enabled sustainable progress towards poverty reduction (described as a “landmark report” and published by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland).  The evaluation used a detailed study of 22 development cooperation interventions and instruments to prepare a synthesis based on 14 evaluation criteria and a comparative analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, implications for addressing the cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion, human rights and good governance (including peace-building, democratic accountability, transparency and anti-corruption efforts), and environmental sustainability (with particular attention to climate change), sustainability and distinctive features of each subject (i.e. geographic interventions in Namibia, Kosovo, Central Asia/South Caucasus, Western Kenya, Egypt and Ethiopia, thematic interventions on Forestry and Biological Resources, Water, Agriculture, Energy, Disasters and Climate Change, Cross-cutting Themes and HIV/AIDS, an earlier meta-analysis, and aid instruments that included the Partnership Agreement Scheme, the Local Cooperation Funds, FIDIDA, the NGO Foundations Abilis, Kios and Siemenpuu, Development Research, the North-South-South Higher Education Network, DEMO Finland, and concessional credit).  Also included were profiles of like-minded donors (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK, and the EU), several of which emphasise partnerships with the private sector and the facilitation of private investment in pro-poor enterprises.

 

Assignment Update of the Country Environmental Profile for Indonesia
Timing Oct-Nov 2009
Location(s) Indonesia
Client EC (EU Delegation, Jakarta)
Main features Situational Analysis Mission
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Country-level analysis focusing on climate change (REDD, avoided deforestation, disaster risk, renewable energy, etc.), forestry (FLEGT, illegal logging, land use, etc.) and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), with site visits in Java and Papua. The SCP approach looks at economic systems holistically from the point of view of their capacity to ‘dematerialise’ (use fewer resources, waste less) and ‘decarbonise’ (release less carbon), and proposals were made for EC engagement with the ministries of finance and energy to promote renewable energy, with Papua for a sustainable development ‘helpdesk’, and with Yogyakarta for a demonstration SCP programme.

 

Assignment Mid-Term Review of the EU-China Biodiversity Programme (ECBP)
Timing Apr-Jun 2009
Location(s) China
Client EC (EU Delegation, Beijing)
Main features Mid-Term Review
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Evaluation of progress by the ECBP on building capacity for biodiversity management at national, sub-national and community institutions, with evaluation work in Beijing, Sichuan and Yunnan.  The evaluation sought to enhance the programme’s effects on policy development and capacity building at local, county, province and central levels, and linking biodiversity management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

 

Assignment Multilateral Environmental Agreements book project
Timing Nov 2008 – Mar 2009
Location(s) UK
Client UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, Nairobi
Main features Researching and writing a book
Position held Lead Author
Main tasks Analysis of treaties and their implementation and lessons learned, focused on Ramsar, CITES, Bonn, CBD, Desertification, UNFCCC/Kyoto, Vienna/Montreal, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm.  The MEAs were analysed for purpose, impact and opportunities for the future.  In the case of UNFCCC, special attention was given to REDD and climate change adaptation, mitigation, adaptation, finance and technology transfer in the context of the Bali Roadmap to negotiation of a post-Kyoto Protocol on climate change mitigation.

 

Assignment Mid-Term Review of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
Timing Oct-Nov 2008
Location(s) Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand
Client EC (EU Delegation, Manila)
Main features Mid-Term Review
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Forward-looking evaluation of the performance of the ACB, focused on resource mobilisation and financial sustainability in the context of developing regional cooperation between biodiversity and climate change adaptation/mitigation institutions and donors.

 

Assignment Use of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Timing May 2008
Location(s) UK
Client Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Main features Analysis of lessons learned
Position held Consultant, Author-editor
Main tasks Analysis of ecosystems in DRR and the climate change response, with special attention to earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, drought and desertification, dry storms, fires, floods, cyclonic storms, tsunamis and the use of ecosystem products and climate change adaptation and mitigation funds. Case studies were included from Pakistan, Japan, Switzerland, Jordan, China, Canada, Australia, the UK and Sri Lanka.

 

Assignment Identification Mission for EC support in the area of Environment and Disaster Management
Timing Feb-Mar 2008
Location(s) Bangladesh
Client EC (EU Delegation, Dhaka)
Main features Programme Identification Mission
Position held Team Leader, Environment & Climate Change Expert
Main tasks Situation analysis and need/opportunity identification process, with three projects being identified: Knowledge Management for Climate Change Adaptation, Phase II of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme, and the Sundarbans Environmental and Livelihood Security (SEALS) Project.

 

Assignment Green Breakthroughs book project
Timing Oct-Nov 2007
Location(s) UK
Client UNEP, Nairobi
Main features Researching and writing a book
Position held Lead Author/Editor
Main tasks Prepare a book on case studies of success in using policies and laws to solve environmental problems, with chapters on: reducing reliance on fossil fuels; the Clean Development Mechanism; urban wastes; electronic wastes; toxic wastes; water catchments; payments for ecosystem services; desertification; community forest management; ecosystem restoration; over-fishing; biodiversity loss; ecotourism; policy mixes; cultural diversity; and climate change adaptation.

 

Assignment Final evaluation of the Coastal Habitats and Resources Management (CHARM) Project
Timing Sep-Oct 2007
Location(s) Thailand
Client EC (EU Delegation, Bangkok)
Main features Final Evaluation
Position held Team Leader, Coastal Resources Management Specialist
Main tasks Evaluation of the performance of the CHARM Project, focused on building capacity for co-management of coastal resources by communities and government to demonstrate viable enterprises using living natural resources.

 

Assignment Regional Environmental Profile for Asia
Timing Jun-Sep 2006
Location(s) UK, Belgium
Client EC (Brussels)
Main features Regional Environmental Profile
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Analysis of environmental issues, climate change vulnerabilities, and the status of ecosystems in 18 Asian countries in support of the Regional Strategy Paper and Indicative Programme for Asia 2007-2013.

 

Assignment Final evaluation of the Illegal Logging Response Centre (ILRC)
Timing Feb-Mar 2006
Location(s) Indonesia
Client EC (EU Delegation, Jakarta)
Main features Final Evaluation
Position held Team Leader, Project Evaluation Specialist
Main tasks Evaluation of the performance of the ILRC, based on field surveys and dialogue with stakeholders in West and Central Kalimantan, Lampung (Sumatra) and Jakarta, and a critical review of all records pertaining to the ILRC’s key functions of managing remote imagery/GIS data and information on illegal logging, case tracking and surveillance in support of government conservation efforts.

 

Assignment Preparation of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
Timing Sep-Oct 2003
Location(s) Indonesia, Philippines
Client EC (EU Delegation, Manila)
Main features Project Formulation Mission
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Formulate an EC action to prepare and launch the ACB as an effective, autonomous and sustainable successor institution to the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation, under ASEAN auspices, to promote the development of policy, human, institutional and digital knowledge management capacity and public and leadership awareness of biodiversity throughout ASEAN.

 

Assignment Mid-term review of the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC)
Timing Aug-Sep 2002
Location(s) Indonesia, Philippines
Client EC (EU Delegation, Manila)
Main features Mid-term Review
Position held Team Leader
Main tasks Evaluation of the performance of the ARCBC.

 

Assignment Management of the Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA) in central Sabah
Timing Jan-Jun 2002
Location(s) Malaysia (Sabah)
Client Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida)
Main features Management Planning Mission
Position held Management Planning Specialist
Main tasks Plan the management of the MBCA in central Sabah, including the development of a strategic business plan focused on promoting investment and commercial activity in the enterprise fields of ecotourism, educational services, educational merchandising, bioprospecting, biodiversity futures trading, carbon storage and corporate partnerships.  Draft a World Heritage Site nomination for the Maliau Basin.

 

Assignment Multi-donor mid-term review of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development.
Timing Nov 2000 – Jan 2001
Location(s) Guyana
Client DFID, UK
Main features Mid-term Review
Position held Team Leader, Biodiversity Specialist
Main tasks Use of sui generis output criteria (for (1) institutional establishment; (2) sustainable forest management; (3) conservation and use of biodiversity; (4) sustainable human development; (5) public funding outlook; and (6) strategy for commercial development) to deliver an evaluation of the strategic and business plans of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development.