The Governance of the Rights and Resources Initiative is conducted by the Board of Directors of the Rights and Resources Group (RRG), the coordinating mechanism of RRI.

The Board also receives input on governance from regular meetings of the RRI partners, which often take place simultaneously with meetings of the Board.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Hudson

Chair

International Forestry Expert

Biography

John Hudson

John Hudson is Chair of the Board of Directors of RRI. He is a British forester who retired as Senior Forestry Adviser at the UK Department for International Development in 2010. His career in international development has been focused on forests, natural resources management, rural livelihoods and related aspects of governance and trade. Prior to working out of London for DFID John lived and worked in Central America, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Nepal. His work for DFID took him to many parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. John is a Trustee of the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and serves on the Governing Council of the Commonwealth Forestry Association and the Programme Committee of WWF-UK.

Jean Aden

Secretary

Private Sector Accountability Expert

Biography

Jean Aden

Bio coming Soon!

Don G. Roberts

Treasurer

Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd.

Biography

Don G. Roberts

Bio coming soon!

Ghan Shyam Pandey

Member, Executive Committee

Global Alliance of Community Forestry

Biography

Ghan Shyam Pandey

Bio coming soon!

Doris Capistrano


Southeast Asia Regional Center for Graduate Study & Research in Agriculture

Biography

Doris Capistrano

Bio coming soon!

Ujjwal Pradhan


World Agroforestry Center

Biography

Ujjwal Pradhan

Bio coming soon!

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz


Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education)

Biography

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Bio coming soon!

Susan Kandel


PRISMA (Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Media Ambiente)

Biography

Susan Kandel

Susan Kandel is the Executive Director of PRISMA (Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Media Ambiente), a Central American regional policy and dialogue institute on Development and Environment. Ms. Kandel, a native of the United States and permanent resident of El Salvador, has a Masters in Regional and International Development from University of California, Los Angeles at the (UCLA), post-graduate studies in Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and an undergraduate degree in Sociology. Ms. Kandel has published on topics of rural territorial management and governance; adaptation and mitigation to climate change; migration and rural livelihoods; compensation for ecosystem services; and institutions for natural resource management (property rights, collective action and social capital).

Andy White


Rights and Resources Group

Biography

Andy White

Bio coming soon!

Samuel Nguiffo


Centre for Environment and Development

Biography

Samuel Nguiffo

Bio coming soon!

To learn more about governance of the Rights and Resources Initiative, see the Memorandum of Understanding signed by all Partners and the note on RRI Institutional and Business Arrangements.