Piet Theron has more than 27 years’ experience working on a wide range of natural resource management and social development projects in southern Africa. His key skills and expertise are focused on planning, managing, and implementing large, landscape-level and complex multi-national, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder, integrated conservation, and rural development projects. These often involve setting up effective partnerships between governments, the private sector, NGOs, and local communities.
For the past 18 years, Piet has also been involved in the implementation of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Transfrontier Conservation Areas Programme, where he has been closely involved in the planning, development, management, and implementation of five transfrontier conservation area (TFCAs) projects in southern Africa. He currently works as short-term consultant on several Bank initiatives, including the CIWA-supported Southern Africa Drought Resilience Initiative (SADRI). He also part of the leading team that works on biodiversity and transboundary waters at the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA).