Dr Michael Galante has been appointed as Malaysia Country Coordinator to USAID Green Invest Asia. Following his long-standing status of living and working in Malaysia, Dr Galante has been engaged to help develop a pipeline of investment opportunities that focus on responsible and sustainable forest management activities in Malaysia. These project-based activities include natural forest management, plantation establishment, community forestry and Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). The work aims to build a community of practice in sustainable landscape finance and tackle systemic issues that block the development and financing of low-emission land use management. All projects aim be developed to the highest code of practice with a focus on certification through Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is accredited to the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Please get in touch to discuss project development opportunities.