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Andy Inglis
Senior independent Consultant & Event/Process Facilitator , Social forestry, natural-resource-based SMEs, political analysis of forest sector issues
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
CTA etc. with over 30 yrs of experience in the forestry, rural development & environmental management sectors & has managed staff of programmes/projects/teams, conducted programme design, policy analysis,institutional development & evaluation work with & for international agencies, DFID, national governments, local authorities, civil society, NGOs & private sector. Also event/process facilitation
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
Andy is an internationally recognised professional with extensive practical and high-level experience with regard to rural development, participatory forest management, REDD+ and FLEGT-VPA processes, forest carbon market, SME initiation and support, forest sector governance and poverty reduction issues and programmes.

He is also a participatory facilitation, governance & management expert, with wide experience of designing methods & processes to make process inception, project design, policy formulation, decision-making & evaluation processes more inclusive & effective.

Andy has over 30 years of experience in the forestry, rural development and environmental management sectors and has managed staff of programmes/projects/teams, conducted programme design, policy analysis, institutional development and evaluation work with and for international agencies, national governments, local authorities, local communities, NGOs and the private sector.

He provides global, national and local perspectives on all dimensions of sustainable rural development, governance, poverty reduction, SME and PES development, FLEGT/VPA/illegal logging, biodiversity conservation, REDD+ and climate change.
MSc (Distinction) Resource Management, University of Edinburgh, 1990.
(economic analysis & appraisal, rural development, forest management, agroforestry, soil management, social dimensions of forestry, human resource management, participatory methods)

BSc (Hons, 2:1) Environmental Studies, University of Sunderland, 1984
(economics, politics, planning, sociology, ecology, chemistry, geology, soil science, international development)

Affiliations and Achievements:
Quotes from the Final Evaluation of GCP/INT/808/UK: “The management style of the International Coordinator (is worthy of special note, as this has encapsulated very effectively the fundamental thrust of the Programme in terms of adopting participatory processes at all levels. He has been explicit in defining his role as “managing with a light touch” and empowering colleagues (senior government officials) at the country level in the Programme.”

From my DFID performance appraisals: “External and internal feedback on Andrew’s performance has been consistently very high across all of his work. In particular, based on Andy’s sound management and technical inputs, the CBFF was successfully launched in a very high level event in June last year - the delivery of the CBFF from the initial idea, to a reality on the ground, in a short space of time is truly remarkable.” …. “Particularly against the background of a hectic workload, an extremely successful year for Andrew - with a strong focus on results. There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to my request for feedback on Andrew….Through quickly gaining an overall understanding of the context he is working in, prioritising his work and delegating where appropriate, Andrew has optimised his and his team’s performance..Andrew is open to feedback and adapts his approach accordingly, openly recognises the contribution of others and consults widely; strategically aware of wider issues around his area of work and gives direction and insight focused on specific deliverables while refraining from micro-management”.

From the FAO GCP/INT/808/UK programme evaluation: “Inglis was involved in delivering on-going leadership, as well as technical and operational support for activities in each of the three countries. His leadership style in doing this has been of signal importance in inculcating a participatory approach to all aspects of the interaction between Rome and the in-country national directors. Of particular note was his use of real-life issues and situations of management concern, rather than simply giving generic or abstract examples…In the words of the Uganda National Director: “Andrew was inspirational and kept giving us confidence that the project would succeed”. The drive that the Programme must and would succeed was observed to have penetrated the fabric of the entire Programme in the three countries and has indeed translated into the significant results being achieved.”

From a DFID Performance Appraisal: “Andrew is politically astute and very good at understanding and handling difficult situations; he successfully managed a challenging role in trying to balance the views of high level politicians, African Ministers, donor counterparts (including playing a key role in getting Norway to contribute $100 million to the Congo Fund) and technical directors while maintaining progress and successfully launching the CBFF; in the process he was not afraid of making hard and difficult choices.”

An extract from letter to me from the former Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin and the late Nobel Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai, CBFF Co-Chairs (appointed by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown).'' Thanks to your passion, hard-work and professionalism, we have been able to move together and make a difference in creating this important Fund for the region and indeed the world.”

And finally from a formal letter to me from the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) Chairman, Tim Yeo MP: ''I am writing on behalf of the EAC to thank you for all you did to facilitate and support our visit to Cameroon. We found the visits made to the field, so ably managed by you, to be crucial in enriching our understanding of the policy and practical problems in addressing deforestation…This was one of the most instructive visits I have undertaken with a committee and we thank you profusely for your contribution to its success.”

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  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French-TEF B1, Krio (S.Leone) - fluent
    United Kingdom
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