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John D.

Natural Resources Management Specialist

Master's DegreeReading

Malawi

Summary

I am an energetic and healthy 64 year old who is not yet ready for slippers and an armchair. Sympathetic, I work well in a team, I am a good communicator of ideas, ready to listen to others opinions, able to work with and get on with a wide range of personalities, and I have a broad sense of humour. I am a good communicator and team worker, very familiar with and comfortable in cross-cultural working environments. I am widely experienced, although not overly specialised, in the smallholder agricultural development, natural resource management and tourism sectors in Africa and Indonesia. Good, practical project management and team leadership skills. I have worked directly on community participation and with issues of governance and decentralization in the natural resources, environment and agricultural sectors during the past 18 years in Malawi and have a thorough understanding of their potentials and pitfalls. I single-handedly developed Bua River Lodge into a successful and much praised tourist destination. I sold at the end of 2017 to allow younger owners to take it to the next stage. I have permanent residence status in Malawi.

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