Beria Leimona

Senior Expert, Landscape Governance and Investment

Dr Leimona has a PhD from Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands Overall coordinator of the Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services (RUPES) Phase 2 project in Asia. A project coordinator and researcher specializing in environmental services and community-based natural resource management issues with over seven years of experience in policy analysis, program development, design and implementation, project management, project communication and institutional development. Develops and oversees pro-poor reward for environmental services initiatives in Asia with international donor organizations, regional government partners, research and civil society organizations. Applies experimental economics and natural resource governance to analyze and design solutions to enhancing environmental services, poverty alleviation, fairness and efficiency issues of innovative rewards for environmental schemes, including the pro-poor carbon market and climate change mitigation. Experience includes natural resource governance and policy, environmental and social impact assessment, training program development, donor program coordination, and institutional capacity strengthening. Designs, plans, organizes and evaluates multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder activities. Monitors and evaluates project performance toward strategic, programmatic and financial objectives.