Peter Veit

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Peter Veit "is Senior Fellow and Regional Director for Africa at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. He is an environmental governance expert with more than 25 years of development experience working throughout Africa and parts of Asia. Veit currently leads WRI's Equity, Poverty and Environment Initiative which seeks to promote environmental justice by ensuring government policies result in fair distributions of environmental costs and benefits. He also conducts policy research on property rights and public-private land transfers, and on legislative representation of poor people and local environmental needs. His previous work focused on strengthening environmental procedural rights, democratizing environmental decentralizations, promoting community-based natural resource management, strengthening public interest environmental law organizations and other democratic institutions in Africa, and supporting pro-poor regional bodies and global instruments. He co-teaches Issues in Rural Development with Marc Cohen.“ [1]

Faculty member of the SAIS International Development Program.

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