CSF People: Alfonso Malky Harb
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Alfonso Malky Harb first came to CSF as a student in 2006, where he participated in the Madidi National Park course on economic tools for conservation. Two years later, Alfonso joined CSF as an Economic Analyst in the Bolivian office. With a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Catholic University of Chile, an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Bolivian Catholic University, and a diploma in Environmental and Social Research Methods from PIEB (Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia), he was a natural fit for CSF.
His background in conservation economics and sustainability and prior work in protected areas, infrastructure, land use, natural resources management and ecotourism, allow him to excel in his current position of Technical Manager, which he moved into in 2010. He also has experience in the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, with an emphasis on agriculture, forestry, and environment and micro finances.
His current work primarily consists of developing and managing technical activities and analyses of the Andes. Alfonso believes that the use of economics to achieve conservation objectives as well as strategic thinking is what makes CSF stand out among the rest. He believes the work environment is unbeatable, and the possibility to learn and innovate is never-ending. His biggest challenge is to generate reliable numbers that will protect nature and the people who live there. When the results are in favor of nature, not only is he greatly rewarded, but the environment and it's people are as well.
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