Edmund has worked in over 20 countries in Africa and globally for 40+ years. He is currently a consultant in community based natural resource management and governance. Prior to this, he was the Director of IUCN’s Global Ecosystem Management Programme with responsibility for IUCN’s global work on Ecosystem based Approaches to Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction, & IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems, and Drylands. Edmund has extensive working experience with sustainable development in different ecosystems (drylands, forests), with a lot of practical field experience. He has been very involved in ecosystem (especially forest) restoration, participatory approaches to conservation (planning, implementation and learning), and governance (with respect to issues such as institutional choice, representation, action learning, power).