Gary Dunning

Executive Director,The Forests Dialogue, USA

zoomGary Dunning is the Executive Director of The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an organization based at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA. TFD was created in 2000 to provide global and regional leaders in the forest sector with a neutral, multistakeholder dialog (MSD) platform and process focused on developing mutual trust and a shared understanding, while working toward collaborative solutions to the challenges in achieving sustainable forest management and forest conservation around the world. Dunning is the TFD Secretariat’s first Executive Director. He works with a diverse 25-person international Steering Committee to set priorities on key forest-related issues and develop MSD-based initiatives to address those issues. He directly oversees a small, Yale-based staff.

Dunning has been working on forest-related issues for over 25 years and leading MSDs since 1995. He was the founding executive director of the Yale University’s Global Institute of Sustainable of Forestry and helped to create and lead the Yale Forest Forum. He was also the National Roundtable Coordinator for the Seventh American Forest Congress and the US Liaison to the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development. Dunning was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, where he taught agroforestry and forest extension techniques at the Kenya Forestry College in Londiani. He holds a Master of Forestry degree from the Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University.

Participating in:

  • Are investments and plantations part of the solution to deforestation? Thursday, 03.09.2015, 11:30 - 13:00

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