David J. Ganz

David Ganz

Chief of Party, USAID’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests

David Ganz’s experience in forestry and fire science, policy and community development, in both international and domestic arenas, has provided him with a unique mixture of social, ecological, and economical perspectives which he brings to USAID’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) Program. He is working to strengthen technical capability through specialized trainings in REDD+ implementation and the development of educational curricula on climate change. Prior to joining LEAF and Winrock International, David worked for The Nature Conservancy, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and The Center for People and Forests managing a variety of projects in Asia. Dr. Ganz has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley.