Gabriel is the Managing Director of Forest Carbon Partners (www.forestcarbon.com), based in Vientiane, Laos and Jakarta, Indonesia.
He has been working on REDD+ in Southeast Asia, Central Africa and Latin America since 2006. His work includes advising governments on both jurisdictional and nested REDD+ (JNR) as well as project-based initiatives. He has been working on the first JNR programs in Southeast Asia, and is a registered JNR Expert by the Verified Carbon Standard. Gabriel specializes in field-level biomass assessments, the calculation of Reference Emission Levels (RELs), REDD+ mitigation strategy planning, Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and the institutional and programmatic design of national and sub-national REDD+ programs.
Gabriel’s professional background is split between field-based tropical forest and wetlands management, natural resource-based community development and policy-level advising to government counterparts. Gabriel previously worked as the REDD+ International Technical Expert for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Laos, and has held positions at Global Eco-Rescue (GER) Indonesia, the Borneo Tropical Rainforest Foundation (BTRF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Rwandan Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Gabriel holds a Master’s degree in International Economic and Environmental Policy from the University of Chicago and a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Michigan. He is conversant in English, French, Bahasa Indonesia and Lao.
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