Adam Gerrand

Adam Gerrand is an international expert on forest monitoring with over 30 years work experience in a range of countries. He has worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for 12 years in various roles, notably on the UN-REDD Program developing national capacities for forest monitoring and greenhouse gas reporting as part of global program to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).

Since 2018 he moved to Jakarta to support to Indonesia with upgrading their National Forest Monitoring Systems including forest inventory and remote sensing for forest and peatland monitoring. He is one of a team of FAO staff working on developing innovative peatland monitoring systems using satellite data and also strengthening the good capacities of Indonesian staff and agencies to apply those systems to reduce GHG emissions and achieve climate change benefits.