Pablo Pacheco is the Global Forest Lead Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund.
Pablo holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, a MSc in Agricultural Economics and a BA in Sociology, and has extensive experience in forests and forestry.
He most recently worked as Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), based in Bogor, Indonesia, where he led a team conducting global comparative research, outreach and policy engagement on sustainable and inclusive value chains and business models. He coordinated Flagship 3 on "Sustainable Value Chains and Investments" under the CGIAR Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).
Before joining CIFOR, he worked at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and conducted consultancy work for The World Bank and FAO. His main research areas focus on the governance of forests, forest management and supply chains, landscape transformation and agrarian change, drivers and dynamics of land use change, deforestation and forest degradation, and public-private institutional arrangements and initiatives for forest conservation and sustainable and inclusive value chains.