Lecture: James Ramsay, expert in natural resource management

We cordially invite you to lectures and meetings with an expert on environmental impact assessment (EIA) and natural resource management. James Ramsay (among others a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas) will deliver his speech titled Aid and development: life as an environmental consultant, with examples from Africa. The lecture will take place on May 10 at 10:30 in room ZII.

A widely-travelled environmental consultant explains the international aid process and the role of environmental professionals in the system. The talk covers both the opportunities for this extremely interesting work and the skills needed (some of which are definitely not taught in universities!). It is illustrated by numerous examples showing how environmental and social safeguards fit into the project cycle, with a focus on biodiversity in Africa.

He has worked as a leader or specialist on many projects in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and in Asia. His expertise covers in particular the assessment of hydropower construction, irrigation or road infrastructure, and related social and environmental issues, including biodiversity protection.

Don't miss this unique opportunity.

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