George Stirrett is an Environmental Specialist with the World Bank primarily focusing on the environmental portfolios of Lao PDR and Indonesia.
Working in Lao PDR with the World Bank since 2012, he has worked extensively on Lao protected areas during that time, especially the two largest: Nam Et Phou Louey and Nakai Nam Theun. Concurrently, he has also supported World Bank biodiversity management operations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines to build on his experience in national park management in both Canada and Nepal prior to joining the World Bank. More broadly, George has also worked in environmental safeguards and World Bank pollution management operations, largely focused on solid waste management and short-lived climate pollution. George is an avid life-long naturalist, who spends his free time exploring forests and lakes with his binoculars and butterfly net.
He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Cornell University and a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Queen's University.