Frances Seymour

Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute

BSc in Zoology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; MPA in Development Studies, Princeton University. Formerly: with the Ford Foundation, Indonesia; Director, Development Assistance Policy, World Wildlife Fund; Founding Director, Institutions and Governance Program, World Resources Institute (WRI). 2006-12, Director-General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an international organization headquartered in Indonesia. 2013-17 Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC. Currently: Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute; Senior Adviser, David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Co-Author of the book “Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change”, to promote the importance of forest conservation and results-based financing for REDD+. Recipient, Order of Agricultural Merit, France (2013).

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