John Waugh

John Waugh is the Environment and Natural Resource Management Practice Manager for Integra LLC, an international development consulting firm.  He has worked at the interface of environment and development since 1980, primarily as an analyst and adviser on conservation strategies and planning for environmental and social resilience. In recent years, his focus has been on the use of information in natural resource management policy, on sustainable finance and benefit-sharing mechanisms, and on post-conflict natural resource management. Recent projects include participatory mapping for climate adaptation in the Cook Islands and benefit-sharing mechanisms in Liberia.  After completing the Intensive Humanities program at the University of Montana, he worked as a firefighter, park ranger, Peace Corps volunteer, and for 20 years, as a policy analyst and program manager for the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He is the author of more than 20 books, chapters, or reports on environmental policies or protected areas. 

The linkages between democracy, natural resources, and peacemaking as Burma seeks a way to wind down a half-century long complex of ethnic, political, and religious strife.