Stephen Brooks is the Division Lead in USAID’s Land and Resource Governance Division. He oversees USAID’s land and resource governance technical team and provides assistance to Missions and operating units on a range of technical areas, including natural resource governance, informal land administration, and urban tenure. Mr. Brooks also serves as the Land and Resource Governance Division’s primary liaison for the USAID Asia Bureau.
Mr. Brooks received a master’s degree in Environmental Science with a focus on International Development and Conservation from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science. He also received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation.
During Mr. Brooks’ time at USAID, his work has focused on Burma, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Zambia, Ghana, and Peru.
Mr. Brooks brings expertise in land tenure and resource governance specific to international development and natural resource management. He also brings over 10 years of experience in forestry and coastal resource management, and 5 years of experience in urban natural resource management issues.