December 10, 2012 | Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 2012: Kinship Conservation Fellows is delighted to announce that Nigel Asquith, a senior consultant at Cuencas Sustentables S.R. L., will serve as the program's new director.
is based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
"It is with great anticipation that we announce Nigel Asquith
as the new director of Kinship Conservation Fellows
Nigel has a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Duke University and more than 15 years experience designing and implementing conservation projects.
In addition to his work with Cuencas Sustentables, Nigel also holds the role of director of policy and strategy at Fundacion Natura Bolivia.
As a 2008 Ruffolo Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Nigel researched the feasibility of market-based tools for poverty alleviation and environmental management.
Nigel has also worked at the World Bank, the Center for International Forestry Research, and at Conservation International in Washington DC, undertaking policy analyses, fundraising, and developing a regional strategy for northern Mesoamerica.
Additionally, he served as the executive director of EcoFund Foundation in Quito, Ecuador, leading the organization and facilitating relationships between energy sector investors, the fund manager, and local conservation NGOs.
technical expertise is in plant-animal relations in neo-tropical forests, ecosystem service valuation, policy analysis, and the impacts of the oil and gas sector on biodiversity.
Nigel's regional specialization is in the tropical Andes, but he
also has extensive experience in Indonesia, Mesoamerica, Madagascar, Yemen and Ghana.
"I am very happy to expand upon my current work by taking on a leadership role at Kinship Conservation Fellows
As a Fellow myself, and someone who has led the growth of multiple conservation organizations, I am excited to foster the growth of the Kinship
community and the continued development of the Kinship program," said Asquith