Experts' profiles - David Smith
David Smith
David Smith is an economist in the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation in UNEP. He is the manager of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative Africa programme. The UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative focuses on supporting governments to integrate sustainable environmental and natural resource (ENR) management into national and sector development planning and budgeting processes. The rationale for this is that unsustainable ENR use over time reduces the social and economic benefits generated for people. Thus, achievement of development objectives such as povertry reduction and food security is assisted, over time, if ENR are used sustainably. He is an economist with post graduate qualifications in agricultural, ENR and development economics from Massey University in New Zealand.
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