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Scott Edwards

Director Ejecutivo, Washington, D.C.

Scott joins CSF after seven years at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) as the Latin America and Caribbean Director in the Oceans Program. Scott managed sustainable fisheries programs in Mexico, Cuba and Belize, and was instrumental in launching EDF’s Mexico office in La Paz, Baja California. During the last two years of his tenure at EDF, Scott managed a global community-based fisheries management initiative to address overfishing in hundreds of communities in places like Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines. Prior to EDF, Scott was the Senior Director at the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). At NPCA, Scott created an international program to provide protected area managers with private sector business tools to improve their capacity for revenue generation and cost effectiveness. In addition, Scott managed multi-year projects writing business plans for the US National Park Service and the US Forest Service. He served as a technical advisor to the United Nations Development Program on the $25 million project to enhance financial sustainability for protected area systems in six countries, and has led numerous workshops in developing countries on business planning and conservation finance. He has extensive experience working in Belize, Jamaica, Madagascar, France, and several countries of the former Soviet Union. Scott also held the position of labor market analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France for six years. Scott holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He enjoys travel, playing ultimate frisbee, cycling, surfing and spending time with his wife and two young children.

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Holly Busse

Directora Financiera, Arcata, California, EE.UU.

Holly Busse se unió a CSF en 2006 como directora financiera. Ella es responsable de la gerencia financiera, planificación fiscal, presupuestación, elaboración de informes y contabilidad. Holly tiene 15 años de experiencia en teneduría de libros, contabilidad y gestión de contratos y proyectos. Holly tiene un título en Contabilidad y recientemente terminó su maestría en Administración de Empresas en la Universidad Estatal de Humboldt.

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Alfonso Malky

Director Técnico de Latinoamérica, La Paz, Bolivia

Alfonso se unión a CSF a principios de 2008. Tiene una Maestría en Economía Agrícola en la Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, un Diplomado en Metodologías de Investigación Ambiental y Social en la Universidad para la Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia (PIEB) y una licenciatura en Economía en la Universidad Católica Boliviana. Alfonso cuenta con amplia experiencia en economía para la conservación y la sostenibilidad de los recursos naturales. Su portafolio incluye proyectos relacionados con áreas protegidas, biodiversidad, cambio de uso del suelo, incentivos económicos para la conservación, evaluación de proyectos de infraestructura, valoración económica y ecoturismo. Antes de unirse a CSF, Alfonso trabajó en la Unidad de Análisis de Políticas Sociales y Económicas (UDAPE), donde acumulo experiencia en el diseño, seguimiento y evaluación de políticas públicas, con énfasis en los sectores agrícola, forestal y ambiental.

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Kim Bonine

Directora de Capacitación, Arcata, California

Kim se unió a CSF en 2001 luego de trabajar tres años con el Center for Environmental Science and Policy de la Universidad de Stanford. Su trabajo en Stanford se concentró en la investigación ecológica y económica de los manglares de Kosrae en Micronesia. También estudió el impacto de la fragmentación del hábitat forestal en México y trabajó en estrategias de desarrollo comunitario para el alivio de la pobreza con el Banco Mundial en Zimbabwe. Kim tiene una maestría en Sistemas Terrestres y un título en Biología Humana, ambos de la Universidad de Stanford.

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Aaron Bruner

Economista Senior, Washington, DC

Aaron joined CSF as Senior Economist in 2013 with 15 years of experience leading conservation initiatives and research in developing countries. He was most recently the Director of Economics and Planning at Conservation International, where he led research on protected area benefits and costs for the European Community's global TEEB report and developed strategy for major Green Economy initiatives in Indonesia and Cambodia. Aaron has experience in conservation and development, including ecosystem service values, development planning, negotiating conservation incentive agreements, and the role of protected areas. He holds a Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in economics from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree in Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University.

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Mubariq Ahmad

Director Indonesia, Jakarta

Mubariq has enjoyed a 30-year career working as an economic policy researcher and professional activist in a variety of organizations including The World Bank, WWF, and LEI/Indonesian Ecolabeling Institute. Among Mubariq's many accomplishments was co-writing and leading the development of Indonesia's National REDD+ Strategy, and the development and promotion of Heart of Borneo Initiative and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Mubariq holds a Ph.D.in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics from Michigan State University, an MA in Economics from Columbia University, and a Bachelor in Economics from University of Indonesia. Mubariq will guide CSF's Marine Conservation Economics program, and launch CSF's work on forest conservation across Indonesia's globally significant natural landscapes.

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Gabriel Quijandría

Northern Andes-Amazon Director, Lima, Peru

Gabriel joined CSF´s team in July 2017 with twenty years of experience in Peru and Latin America with environmental policy formulation, implementation and evaluation relating to issues such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, climate change, land-use planning, sustainable development financing and protected areas planning and management. From 2011 to 2016, Gabriel served as Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources at the Ministry of the Environment of Peru where he led the organization of UNFCCC's COP20 in Lima; the signing of a letter of intent with Norway and Germany for a results-based-payment REDD+ program for up to $300M USD; the signing of conservation agreements with 50 indigenous communities, covering more than 500,000 hectares of tropical forests; the update of the National Strategies of Biological Diversity, Climate Change, Combat to Desertification and Drought, Forests and Climate Change and the National GHG Inventory and the passing of the Law for Retribution of Ecosystem Services and its regulation, generating the legal and institutional framework for the promotion of payment for ecosystem services. From 2014 to 2015, he also served as the Co-Chair Green Climate Fund’s Board of Directors. Previously, Gabriel worked with the Inter-American Development Bank, the Nature Conservancy in Peru; the National Council for the Environment (CONAM); the Peruvian Trust Fund for Protected Areas (PROFONANPE), and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. Gabriel holds a degree in sociology from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay and a Master´s Degree in Natural Resources Management from INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.

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Pedro Gasparinetti

Director Ejecutivo Interino, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Pedro se unió al equipo en 2016 para contribuir al proyecto acerca de los valores de los servicios ambientales en manglares. Es economista, com una maestría en economía ambiental por la Universidad de Brasilia, centrándose en métodos de valoración ambiental y modelos de experimentos de elección. Antes de llegar a la CSF, trabajó como consultor en proyectos para el Ministerio del Medio Ambiente de Brasil, para el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Instituto de Investigación Económica Aplicada (IPEA), abarcando temas como economía de los ecosistemas y la biodiversidad en el proyecto TEEB-Brasil, huella ecológica, la evaluación de proyectos de infraestructura urbana, y proyectos con enfoques basados en los ecosistemas.