Paul Hatanga

Master of Environmental Management  2020
Profile

Paul is a candidate for Master of Environmental Management at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), specializing in Business and Environment. His most recent work at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) focused on establishing a Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund in Uganda. He worked with government, academia, private sector and NGOs to determine priority conservation issues that the Trust Fund should support. Before that, Paul managed projects on payment for ecosystem services (PES), wildlife corridors and community based natural resources management at Chimpanzee Trust and National Environment Management Authority in Uganda. He has over 10 years’ experience on projects funded by bilateral and multi-lateral agencies such as the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP, UNEP and USAID.

At Yale F&ES, Paul is focusing on impact mitigation of large infrastructure projects on ecosystem services. He is exploring how market-based mechanisms can be applied to achieve conservation outcomes in critical landscapes. Paul coordinates the Nature’s returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services webinars working closely with Conservation Finance Network (CFN). He holds a B.S Forestry from Makerere University in Uganda, a post graduate certificate in Conflict and Development from The Open University in UK and project planning and management.

A father of two, Paul to spend time with family, exploring new places, wildlife adventures and playing soccer for fun. 

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