The project Steering Committee includes:
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Carl Bruch is a Senior Attorney and Co-Director of International Programs at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI); he also co-chairs the IUCN Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment. Mr. Bruch’s research focuses on making environmental law work. He has extensive experience internationally in helping countries develop and implement laws, policies, and institutional frameworks to effectively manage water resources, biodiversity, forests, and other natural resources. He is an authority on the means to prevent, reduce, mitigate, and compensate for damage to the environment during armed conflict . He edited and co-edited six books, including The Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives (Cambridge University Press 2000), and authored dozens of scholarly articles. He holds a JD from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, MA in physics from the University of Texas at Austin, and BS in physics from Michigan State University.
Mikiyasu Nakayama is Head and Professor of the Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. Professor Nakayama’s research subjects include: application of satellite remote sensing data for environmental monitoring of lake basin; use of Geographical Information System (GIS) for environmental management of river and lake basins; environmental impact assessment methodologies applicable for involuntary resettlement due to dam construction; and involvement of international organizations in management of international water bodies. He holds a PhD, MSc, and BA (all in Agricultural Engineering) from the University of Tokyo.
David Jensen heads the Policy and Planning Team of the UN Environment Programme’s Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2000, he has worked on 10 post-conflict operations either as a technical expert or as a project coordinator. Jensen is now leading UNEP’s efforts to provide technical expertise on environment and conflict to the Peacebuilding Commission and the United Nations Development Group. He holds an Bachelor Degree in Geography from the University of Victoria and a Masters Degree in Biology from the University of Oxford. For more information, see http://postconflict.unep.ch.
Jon Unruh is a Professor in the Department of Geography at McGill University. Professor Unruh’s research and policy work over the past 20 years has dealt with post-conflict land tenure in the developing world. His past endeavors have focused on conflict resolution, land policy and law, legal pluralism, approaches to reconciling customary and formal tenure systems, and agriculture in postwar and peace-building scenarios. His research and policy experience includes work in Somalia, Mozambique, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Uganda, Peru, Central America, and Zambia. His work in Mozambique and East Timor built field research into the government’s recovering policy and lawmaking programs. In Sierra Leone and Ethiopia he worked on the connection between post-conflict land tenure and food security. In Uganda, Cameroon, and Zambia he examined the linkages between customary evidence and land claims. And in Somalia he worked on issues of “critical resource tenure” during conflict. He holds a PhD from the University of Arizona (Geography and Regional Development), MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Environmental Studies — Land Resources), and BA from the University of Kansas-Lawrence (Environmental Studies).