Fritjof Boerstler

Technical Advisor (Natural Resources), GEF Coordination Unit
Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO

Dr. Fritjof Boerstler is the Senior National Resources Officer in FAO’s Forestry Division and Global Coordinator of the GEF-7 Impact Program on Dryland Sustainable Landscapes (DSL-IP) as well as FAO’s contribution to the GEF-7 Impact Programme on Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR-IP). He was previously a Technical Advisor (Natural Resources) at the FAO GEF Coordination Unit for the Africa portfolio since 2013. His technical background includes integrated landscape management, bioenergy and ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. Fritjof has over 20 years’ experience in formulating and implementing integrated environmental and sustainable development projects and programs in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. (Renewable Bioenergy) and master’s degree in Economic geography, with focus on sustainable rural development.