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Flora Lindsay-Herrera

Director Flora Lindsay-Herrera

Flora Lindsay-Herrera is an information management and communications specialist with more than 10 years of experience implementing international development programming. Since joining Chemonics in 2011, Ms. Lindsay-Herrera has contributed to the design and project management of land administration and biodiversity conservation projects worldwide and also served as capacity building and learning lead for the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments Project from 2015 to 2017. Formerly manager of the Environment and Natural Resources Practice at Chemonics, she is currently the project director of the USAID Guatemala Biodiversity Project. Ms. Lindsay-Herrera holds an MPhil in Latin American studies from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in history and Latin American studies from Harvard University.

Blog Posts by Flora Lindsay-Herrera

Bringing Climate Science into Development Planning

This blog post is adapted from a post that originally appeared on Climatelinks. Climate science is a complex field, and communicating that science and its implications for development programming in a way that is clear, but does not oversimplify, is a persistent challenge. Yet bridging the gap between research and implementation is vital for development practitioners to…

Know Your SDGs: Valuing Forests and Other Terrestrial Ecosystems

As Eileen Hoffman observed in last week’s blog post on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, the seventeen SDGs are interconnected and must be pursued concurrently. Poverty alleviation, food security, sustainable economic growth, gender equality — each goal contains ambitious targets, but it is the commitment to resilience and inclusivity enshrined across all the goals that weaves them…

Earth Day 2015: How Can All Development Programs Work Toward a Sustainable Planet?

Chemonics launched its first development project in 1975, just five years after the first Earth Day rallies in 1970 sparked the modern environmental movement. Since then, the company has implemented more than 200 projects in biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and related areas. Certainly, Chemonics’ commitment to building healthier human-nature interactions was…