Speaker: Dr Joel Scriven, UN-REDD Programme, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations
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After nearly four years working in the UN-REDD Programme (the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) in Asia-Pacific, Dr. Scriven will provide an insight into the lessons learned, highlights, challenges and prospects for REDD+ implementation in this diverse region.
Dr. Joel Scriven works as a Forestry Officer in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the UN-REDD Programme, a global REDD+ capacity building initiative. After two years in FAO headquarters in Rome he transferred to the regional office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, where he is currently based. His work for FAO focuses on providing technical support on REDD+ to governments in the region – with a focus on forest monitoring, forest carbon measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) and forest policy – as well as designing and delivering training courses, coordinating with other development partners, and working as part of the global FAO/UN-REDD team to develop methodological guidance on REDD+.
Prior to joining FAO, Joel completed his DPhil at the Environmental Change Institute in 2010 under the supervision of Profs Yadvinder Malhi and Diana Liverman. His research focused on the development of locally-contextualised policies and measures for the implementation of REDD+ activities in the buffer zones of national parks in the Peruvian Amazon.