Peter Dewees, World Bank Forests Advisor

Peter A. Dewees

Forests Advisor, Sustainable Development Network

Peter Dewees is Forests Adviser at the World Bank, where he works in the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department. The team he leads has responsibility for providing Bank-wide advisory support and policy guidance on implementation of Bank-financed forests activities, including developing technical guidance on forest-based investments, and supporting the Bank’s operational regions in their design and implementation, guidance with respect to environmental safeguards, and monitoring performance of the Bank’s forests portfolio. He also manages the Program on Forests (PROFOR), a multidonor partnership which is hosted by the World Bank, which finances and carries out technical and policy analyses and studies in the areas of sustainable forest livelihoods, forest financing, forest law enforcement and governance, and cross sectoral impacts on forests.  He has extensive operational experience working in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in transition economies in Eastern Europe.

  • Environment
  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Climate Change