Stephen Brooks is E3/Land’s Land Tenure and Resource Governance Advisor. He leads USAID’s work on tenure and resource governance in the context of global climate change and forestry and biodiversity, and manages the Office’s Tenure and Global Climate Change program. Mr. Brooks also serves as the E3/Land Office’s primary liaison for the USAID Asia Bureau, and leads USAID interagency collaboration with the US Forest Service and NOAA on the intersection between tenure, forest and marine issues.
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.