Kevin Currey is a program officer with the Natural Resources and Climate Change team. His work focuses on helping indigenous peoples and local communities secure their land and resource rights and on realizing the potential of tropical forests and land use to mitigate climate change and benefit low-income rural communities. He also leads the Global Initiative of the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), whose other members include the ClimateWorks, David and Lucile Packard, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundations.
Kevin first joined Ford in 2013 as a program analyst with the Natural Resources and Climate Change team. He went on to serve as a program officer at the ClimateWorks Foundation, focusing on CLUA's Global and Mexico and Central America Initiative, before returning to his current role at Ford in 2019. Kevin has also consulted for the United Nations Development Programme, advising on the creation of its biodiversity strategic plan, and for United Nations Volunteers, developing new work on sustainable development in the Amazon. He began his career in rural Kenya, working with communities to address conflicts with large carnivores.
Kevin holds a master of environmental management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he studied the anthropology of development and conservation, and an undergraduate degree from Yale University in environmental studies.