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Dr. D. Andrew Wardell is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). He has more than 30 years’ experience working on natural resource management and capacity development issues in South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa countries. Prior to his current role, Dr. Wardell served as Research Director of CIFOR’s Forests and Governance Program (GOV), managing 35 scientists and a portfolio of more than 20 research projects in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. These included research on the impacts of global trade and investment in bioenergy feed stocks; the growing influence of emerging economies in large-scale land acquisitions; informal chainsaw milling and the domestic timber trade in the context of FLEGT/VPA negotiations; community rights in relation to land and forest tenure reforms; Integrated Law Enforcement Approach in Indonesia; enabling legal frameworks for low carbon investments; and financial governance, including alternatives to leverage private sector investments in smallholder production systems.
Prior to working for CIFOR, Dr. Wardell was Regional Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative-Forestry in the Asia-Pacific region, supporting the development of seven REDD+ projects in Indonesia and Cambodia and exploring opportunities in Papua New Guinea. He previously worked as Counsellor-Development at the Royal Danish Embassy in Cambodia, as a researcher at the University of Copenhagen and successfully managed his own consulting company, Miljo ApS, based in Denmark, for more than a decade. His earlier assignments have included work for The World Conservation Union (IUCN), GIZ, The World Bank, UNDP, OECD-DAC, Oxfam and ACORD. He received National Environmental Research Council and F.C. Osmaston scholarships, and the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau Prize during his tenure at the University of Oxford. He was formerly a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for World Environment History at the University of Sussex.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agricultural Botany from the University of Reading, a Master of Science in Forestry and its relation to land use from the University of Oxford, and a Doctor of Philosophy exploring the legacy of British colonial rule on contemporary forest policy and practice in Ghana from the University of Copenhagen.