Tropical forestry, multi-stake holder cooperation, sustainable development
Central America, Ecuador
Glenn Galloway is a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. in Silviculture from the University of Washington and a Master´s degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He worked nearly 10 years in South America, first with Peace Corps (Colombia) and later as a highland forestry advisor for USAID in Peru and Ecuador, providing technical support to reforestation and agroforestry projects in Andean communities. In 1992, he began working throughout Central America with the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), first as Coordinator to a regional Finnish financed forestry and agroforestry research and training program and then as Leader to a Swiss-financed lowland tropical forest management project working with poor mestizo and indigenous communities in Honduras and Nicaragua. From June 2003 to July 2011, he served as Dean of CATIE´s Graduate School and Director of the Education Division. He participates in international forestry initiatives, serving since 2010 as Chair of the steering committee of the IUFRO World Forests, Society and Environment (WFSE) Special Project and contributes to international processes on forestry education.
In August 2011, he became Director of the Master of Sustainable Development Practice Program, a position linked to both the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for African Studies. Since February 2018 he has served as Member of the Academic Steering Committee of the MDP Global Association, representing the North American Chapter.Contact