Paul Harrison, BA, MSc, is a Nairobi, Kenya based consultant and results-oriented advisor on protected areas management, natural resource economics and markets, sustainable livelihoods, climate change adaptation, and land and natural resources management in general.
Through well-developed research, strategic analysis and project management skills he focuses on developing livelihoods as well as private and community based activities, while promoting the linkage of environment, development and business concerns.
Paul’s experience includes: programme design and implementation, conducting monitoring and evaluation, market and socio-economic research, final evaluations, market feasibility studies, rural appraisals and livelihood assessments; facilitation and strategic planning; developing indicators; environmental management planning; managing people and projects; overseeing transformation of land use; resolving resource-based conflicts; capacity building; communications and awareness raising, and reporting.
As a result of his extensive time in the field, Paul is able to link large issues such as climate change to specific issues on the ground.
Paul has over 13 years experience living and working in Africa, with country experience in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia and Sudan which builds on an early career working in his native Britain as a strategy consultant and business analyst.
Paul works in remote forest, arid and rangeland areas, with rural, coastal and island communities as well as in the policy environment.
He has worked with both national and international nongovernmental organisations as well as in UK and African business environments, with multilateral agencies and national governments.
Paul’s current and former clients include: World Conservation Union (IUCN), UNDP, for which he regularly acts as an advisor especially n biodiversity matters, UNHCR, CARE International, Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), African Parks Foundation, BCW Holdings Ltd, Save the Rhino International (SRI) and the European Commission (EC) amongst others.
Paul holds an MSc in Tourism, Environment and Development and a BA in African Language and Culture, both from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS).
He is fluent in Swahili, having studied it at SOAS, as well as at the Institute of Swahili and Foreign Languages, Zanzibar, and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.