As Policy Associate Director, Lucía Madrid contributes to the strategic positioning of the ART program and serves as a liaison to external stakeholders. She is a specialist in integrated landscape management and community-led conservation. She holds a master’s in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge. She has 16 years of professional experience working with local and indigenous communities, national and international NGOs, government agencies and research institutions. She has extensive experience in community forestry, including leading projects to assist rural and indigenous communities in developing enterprises to produce FSC-certified timber, charcoal, and industrialized wood products and developing local projects to sell forest carbon credits. She has also worked with women groups in Mexico’s forest regions to strengthen their participation in natural resources management initiatives and support communities’ strategies to improve their governance structures. Before joining the ART Secretariat, Ms. Madrid worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the United States Forest Service, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, civil society organizations and subnational jurisdictions, contributing to sustainable landscape management initiatives. She also worked as a public official for Mexico’s Environmental Ministry, serving as Director General of Forestry and Land Use Management.
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