Recent Assignments by F7 Consult – references provided upon request
Social Dimensions of Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank. 2011-2012 in Namibia, Kenya, and the Republic of Congo
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Supporting a consortium of indigenous organizations, national and international NGOs led by Charapa Consult with socio-economic and environmental analyses.
Latin America Development Program Mid-term Review with Focus on Climate Change Strategy
Forests of the World, 2012, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama and Denmark. Evaluation and climate change expert. Mid-term review to assess strategic alliances, financial mechanisms for climate change such as compensation and payment for environmental services; market and “non-market” models for environmental sustainability, mitigation / REDD +. Identify the actions and measures to improve resilience and increase local adaptation. To strengthen communication and political action in Denmark and internationally.
Tunisia in a Changing Climate – Social, Economic and Environmental Dimensions
World Bank 2011-2012. Tunisia. Socio-economic and environmental analysis writing one out of 4 substantial chapter of the country report. Design and undertaking field work with authorities and stakeholders at all levels, including Bedouin, local and national government.
Climate Change Adaptation – Cuba
for the European Union 2011 Team Leader and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist. Formulating the Climate Change Adaptation In Cuba: Environmental Bases For Local Sustainability Of Food Production Project for the EU Delegation of Cuba and the Environmental Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture. (7 mio. EURO). Hired through AGRECO, INYPSA for this framework contract.
Social Impact of Climate Change – Syria
for the World Bank Lead Specialist on social impact of climate change to Bedouin and rural poor, livelihoods, rights, institutions for the Social Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in Middle East and North Africa– Syria country study and contribution to major flagship report in collaboration with the League of Arab States.
Biodiversity and Climate Change – Nicaragua
for the IADB – Inter-American Development Bank – 2010 GEF Specialist, Technical Biodiversity and Climate Change Formulation Expert formulating Full-Size GEF Program on “Integrated Watershed Management in Lakes Apanás and Asturias, Nicaragua” to foster biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation in the Lakes Apanás and Asturias Watershed through: (i) the implementation of sustainable forest and land management (SFLM) activities that will increase forest carbon sequestration, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and protect fragile ecosystems; and (ii) the establishment of a scheme of payment for ecosystem services (PES) directed to farmers and/or private owners of forested reserves to be financed by the compensation for water use to be made by the hydroelectric power within the watershed. (USD 10mio. incl. 6 mio co-finance)
Rainforest Foundation Amazonas Indigenous Protected Areas Program – End-Review Brazil, Peru…
for NORAD/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 2010 Team Leader and Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Peoples Knowledge and Environmental Planning Expert – Principal International Evaluator. End-Review of the Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) program “Rights based sustainable management of adjacent indigenous protected areas in the Amazonas” Since 2007 and through the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway (MFA), RFN has been able to extend its work in the Amazon area. The expansion has included the creation of a program called: “Rights based sustainable management of adjacent protected areas in the Amazonas”. The program includes the extension of ongoing RFN projects, the expansion of activities into new countries and the development of a regional approach to RFNs work in the Amazon rainforest. The program is based on work RFN has been carrying out in the Amazon area since 1989. The program is currently being implemented in the following geographical areas: 1. Western Amazon (Brazil-Ecuador-Peru-Bolivia) 2. The river basin of the Xingu river in Brazil 3. The north corridor (Brazil-Colombia-Venezuela) and 4. The region of the Guyana shield (Surinam-Guyana-Brazil). As mentioned previously the program also has an important regional component dealing with the management of natural resources denominated 5. The regional framework for the management of natural resources. The overall goal of the program is that rights based, sustainable rainforest management is practised in the Amazon region as a main approach to rainforest protection. The program has got 20 local contractual partners in the Amazon area. The present annual budget of the program is of 25 million Norwegian crowns. The time-frame of the program is from 2007 -2010, and within this period the program will aim to reach 13 results through the implementation of several projects in the above-mentioned geographical areas. All the results and their respective indicators are based on proposals delivered by local partners to RFN and discussions with different relevant actors in the region.
Biodiversity, Knowledge and Land in the Andean Vertical Ecosystems of Bolivia
for the IADB – Inter-American Development Bank – 2009 Team Leader, GEF-Specialist and Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Peoples Knowledge and Environmental Planning Expert. Formulating Full-Size GEF Program – employing new GEF formats for ProDoc, CEO Endorsement and changes to planning tools (logical framework-strategic results framework, participation and stakeholder analysis for the Strategic Objective 2 (Mainstreaming biodiversity) on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Land in the Andean Vertical Ecosystems of Bolivia. The project objective is to promote the conservation of agro-biodiversity and sustainable land and water management to restore the productive capacity and sustainability of Andean vertical ecosystems containing habitats of native plants and endangered species and sustaining the food security of the Ayllus (indigenous Andean territorial organizations) population. (USD 14 Mio. incl. 8 mio Co-finance)
Measuring Natural Capital within Rural Territorial Dynamics in Latin America
for RIMISP – Latin American Centre for Rural Development – 2009 Lead Researcher and Author – Study and report on measuring natural capital within rural territorial dynamics in Latin America. We developed conceptual framework, guidelines and methodology for researchers within the Programme on Rural Territorial Dynamicssupported in part by Canadian CIDA.
Indigenous Knowledge in Crafting Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies
for the World Bank – 2009 Main Researcher and Author with Dorte Verner of state of the art article “Kronik, Jakob, and Dorte Verner (2009), ‘The role of indigenous knowledge in crafting adaptation and mitigation strategies to climate change in Latin America‘, in Robin Mearns and Andrew Norton, Social Dimensions of Climate Change: Equity and Vulnerability in a Warming World. Washington, DC: The World Bank.
Indigenous Peoples Knowledge, Agro-biodiversity in Colombia
for the UNDP- 2009 Team Leader, GEF-Specialist and Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Peoples Knowledge and Environmental Planning Expert. Formulating Full-Size GEF Program – employing new GEF formats for ProDoc, CEO Endorsement and changes to planning tools (logical framework-strategic results framework, participation and stakeholder analysis for the Strategic Objective 2 (Mainstreaming biodiversity) on Indigenous peoples knowledge, Agro-biodiversity in Colombia(Pacific Coast, Andes and Amazon), coordinated with Ministries (Environment, Agriculture, Interior, Culture and Education), Indigenous peoples a.o. community based and regional institutions (inc. ONIC), research and development institutions (Tropenbos, Sinchi IIAP, Humboldt). (USD10 mio. incl 6 mio co-finance).
Project Management Capacity Evaluation
for GEUS/Mannaz – 2009 Lead Evaluator, Associate Partner to Mannaz – Evaluation of Project portfolio management, project planning model, project management capacity program and electronic project management tools for The Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland, GEUS.
Social Impact of Climate Change to Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
World Bank – 2008-2009 Specialist on social impact of climate change to Indigenous Peoples, livelihoods, rights, institutions etc. Co-editor and main author of a book with 6 chapters with case studies in Caribbean (hurricanes & sea level rise), Amazonian (die-back, drought, precipitation periodicity), Sub Andean and high altitude Andean (glacier retreat, water imbalances, drought and precipitation patterns) Eco-regions with country case studies in Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Part of the Social Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean Program.
Project Leadership and Management Courses
Mannaz – 2008- Associate Partner to MANNAZ, Course Instructor on project leadership and management courses for a number of public administration departments, research institutions and private company leaders and employees, incl: CGG VERITAS UK; The Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland, GEUS; Rambøll, UNICEF; Aarhus Business School; the Technical and Environmental Department of the Municipality of Copenhagen; and Open Project Management Courses for Danish companies.