Jorma Neuvonen

Jorma Neuvonen

Forestry, Development, and Education Expert

Jorma Neuvonen is a forestry, international development, and education expert with over 40 years of experience working in various capacities in the private sector and academia. He is an experienced program director and capacity-building programs facilitator with in-country forestry development and education experience in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, China, the Philippines, Finland, and Canada.

As an expert for Technical Assistance Partnership—Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM), Jorma is working alongside Peter Wood, Marie Boulinaud, and their support team from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with the Mozambique National Directorate of Forestry (DINAF) to build its in-house capacity to plan and design forestry development projects and to develop successful applications for funding from international donor agencies.

Jorma will manage the project, coordinate the technical assistance team, and oversee the development and delivery of the training program. He has developed and organized several capacity-building programs for government forestry professionals worldwide. His expertise in organizing capacity-building programs for forestry departments and agencies complements the initiative’s focus on enhancing technical collaboration and training for DINAF.

Originally from Finland, Jorma is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the University of British Columbia. He is the Assistant Dean at the Faculty of Forestry. He provides leadership and organization for new education and training programs and coordinates activities leading to establishing international collaborations in research and education. He received his MSc. in Forestry from the University of Helsinki and MBA from the University of British Columbia.