Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Dr Andrew Bennett
Chief Natural Resources Adviser, Director, Rural Livelihoods and Environment

Educated at St Edwards School, Oxford (l955-60); University of Wales, BSc Bangor (l96l-65); University of the West Indies DTA, Trinidad (l966-67) and University of Reading MSc (l969-70). University of Cranfield - DSc (1999).

Commander of St Michael and St George (CMG) - 1998. Fellow of Royal Society of Arts and Science (FRSAS) - 2000.

He was a VSO in Kenya (l965-66) before studying Tropical Agriculture at the University of the West Indies (l966-67). In l967 he was posted as an Agricultural Research Officer to the Government of St Vincent (West Indies); in l969 he returned to study crop protection at the University of Reading. Between l97l-74 he worked for the Government of Malawi as Maize Agronomist responsible for the National Maize Agronomy Research Programme. After a short advisory assignment to the Government of Nepal, he worked as Crop Development Manager and Chief Research Officer in Southern Sudan, in a programme of assistance funded by the World Bank and the British Government. In l980 he was appointed Assistant Agricultural Adviser to ODA covering UK Aid Programmes in West Africa and the Middle East. In l983 he was posted to Bangkok as Natural Resources Adviser to the (British) South-East Asia Development Division, where he was responsible for Renewable Natural Resources Development Programmes in Nepal, Burma, Thailand and Indonesia. He was posted to Fiji in l985 to run the British Development Division in Suva. Since March l987, he has been Chief Natural Resources Adviser with responsibility for policy and advisory services and research on renewable natural resources and environmental issues and is also Director; Rural Livelihoods and Environment in DFID.