Katie Sims

Forest Programme Officer
BirdLife International

“I lead one of our most exciting programmes, the Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator. The Accelerator supports dedicated conservation leaders from around the world to reach their potential, build knowledge and confidence, and kick start their ideas for the future of their landscape. Within 12 months, we are already seeing shifting regional business practices, potential changes to laws and forest-positive products being shipped around the world. It is modelled on the innovative thinking that powers start-ups in the tech sector. Replicable across the BirdLife Partnership of over 100 conservation organisations, we believe it is the future of forests.”