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Mr. Nigel Asquith

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Director

Kinship Foundation
 
Background

Employment History

  • Director of Strategy and Policy
    Fundación Natura Bolivia
  • Director of Science
    Fundación Natura Bolivia
  • Co-founder and Director of Policy and Strategy
    Fundación Natura Bolivia
  • Senior Consultant
    Cuencas Sustentables S.R. L.
  • Director of Policy
    Natura Foundation Bolivia
  • Executive Director
    EcoFund Foundation Ecuador
  • Conservation International
  • World Bank

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conservation Fellow
    Kinship Foundation
  • Director
    Cuencas Sustentables S.R. L.
  • Research Fellow At Sustainability Science Program
    Harvard

Education

  • Ph.D. , Zoology
    Duke University
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Oxford University
  • master , Ecology
    University of Illinois
  • master , Policy
    Duke University
  • Ph.D. , Tropical Ecology
    Duke University
  • MA , Policy
46 Total References
Web References
Kinship Faculty : Kinship Conservation Fellows
www.kinshipconservationinstitute.org, 15 July 2015 [cached]
Nigel Asquith
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Nigel Asquith Director Kinship Conservation Fellows
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Nigel Asquith Nigel Asquith is the Director of Strategy and Policy at the Santa Cruz-based Fundación Natura Bolivia (www.naturabolivia.org) (www.bolivianature.org), where since 2003, his team has helped create a new 734,000 hectares protected area and has set up 32 municipal Payments for Environmental Services (PES) water funds, which annually support 3,500 families with $250,000 worth of alternative development projects, thus helping them to conserve 135,000 hectares of biodiverse tropical forests. These "reciprocal watershed agreements" (RWA) have been replicated and scaled up by other organizations across the Andes. Nigel was a Kinship Conservation Fellow in 2005, and from 2005-2008, he directed the transition of the $17 million EcoFund Foundation to become a strategic conservation investor in northern Ecuador. He has also worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, Conservation International, and the World Bank. Nigel's work is currently funded by the European Commission and the MacArthur Foundation, and he previously received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Blue Moon Fund, and the UK's Department for International Development.
Nigel's technical expertise is in plant-animal relations in neotropical forests, ecosystem service valuation, policy analysis, and the impacts of the oil and gas sector on biodiversity. Nigel has an extensive research program, most recently based out of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, assessing the feasibility of market-based tools for environmental management, and he was a Research fellow at Harvard's Sustainability Science Program in 2008/9 and 2013/14. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 1989, a master's in Ecology from the University of Illinois in 1994, a master's in Policy and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University in 1999.
Natura Bolivia - Our People
www.naturabolivia.org, 23 Mar 2014 [cached]
Nigel Asquith has a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Duke University with over 15 years experience designing and implementing conservation projects. His technical expertise is in plant-animal relations in neotropical forests, ecosystem service valuation, policy analysis, and the impacts of the oil and gas sector on biodiversity, and he has worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, and the World Bank. Nigel's regional specialization is in the tropical Andes, but he also extensive experience in Indonesia, Mesoamerica, Madagascar, Yemen and Ghana. From 2001-5 he worked for Conservation International in Washington DC, undertaking policy analyses, fund raising, developing a regional strategy for northern Mesoamerica, and managing external grants to Bolivian and Brazilian conservation NGOs. Nigel is currently Executive Director of the Ecofund Ecuador, and Director of Science at Fundación Natura Bolivia. nigelasquith@naturabolivia.org
2008 Conference: Water: The Next Global Crisis? | Siebel Scholars
www.siebelscholars.com, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Nigel Asquith
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Nigel Asquith
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Nigel Asquith
Co-founder and Director of Policy and Strategy at the Fundacion Natura Bolivia
Nigel Asquith is Co-founder and Director of Policy and Strategy at the Fundacion Natura Bolivia in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. His work revolves around developing markets for watershed services to improve environmental management and increase local economic welfare. Asquith is also Executive Director of the EcoFund Foundation Ecuador, a $17 million conservation fund set up by the oil company shareholders of the Ecuadorian Heavy Crude Pipeline. From 2001 to 2005, he worked for Conservation International (CI) where he developed a regional strategy for CI in northern Mesoamerica. Asquith holds a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Duke University and has over 15 years experience designing and implementing conservation projects. His technical expertise is in plant-animal relations in neotropical forests, ecosystem service valuation, policy analysis, and the impacts of the oil and gas sector on biodiversity. He has worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, and the World Bank, and is currently a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Press Releases : Kinship Conservation Fellows
www.kinshipconservationinstitute.org, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
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. Nigel is based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
"It is with great anticipation that we announce Nigel Asquith as the new director of Kinship Conservation Fellows.
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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. His 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.
Nigel ...
www.naturabolivia.org, 22 Dec 2015 [cached]
Nigel Asquith
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Nigel Asquith
Director of Policy
Nigel Asquith is the Director of Policy at the Santa Cruz-based Natura Foundation Bolivia, where, since 2003, his team has helped create a new 928,000 hectares protected area and has set up 36 municipal water funds. These funds annually support over 3,000 families with $250,000 worth of alternative development projects, thus helping to conserve over 180,000 hectares of biodiverse tropical forests. Called "reciprocal watershed agreements" (RWA), the practice has been replicated and scaled up by other organizations across the Andes. Mr. Asquith has worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, Conservation International, and the World Bank. He has an extensive research program, most recently based out of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, assessing the feasibility of market-based tools for environmental management, and he was a Research fellow at Harvard's Sustainability Science Program in 2008/9 and 2013/14. He has a Bachelor of Art s from Oxford University and a PhD in Zoology from Duke University.
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