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Todd Walters is the founder and Executive Director of International Peace Park Expeditions, which applies experiential learning within transboundary protected areas to foster an interdisciplinary approach to leadership and collaboration, to build a network dedicated to the advancement of cross-border environmental collaboration, and to support community driven development.
Walters is the first Fellow at the Policy Center for Environment and Peace at Conservation International where he provides strategic guidance and technical input on environmental peacebuilding strategy development. Walters is also a Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security where he publishes Peace & Conflict Impact Assessments and produces micro-documentary films in the “Transcending Boundaries” series.
Walters is a founding member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Academy and instructs courses at the University of Vermont, Ohio University and the Monterey Institute for International Studies; and has guest lectured at numerous universities and presented at numerous conferences.
Walters publications include: Environmental Peacebuilding: Extending the Framework for Collaboration: The evolution of Environmental Peacemaking through the joint management of the shared water resources of Lake Titicaca between Bolivia and Peru; The Social-Ecological Aspects of Conducting a Transboundary Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park; A Peace Park in the Balkans: Cross-Border Cooperation and Livelihood Creation through Coordinated Environmental Conservation; and the entry "Experiential Peacebuilding" in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace.
Walters is a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) certified adventure guide with wilderness first responder emergency medical training and has led expeditions around the globe.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Albania, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Kosovo(a), Montenegro, UK, Semester at Sea - Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Japan.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Executive Director - International Peace Park Expeditions
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Environmental Peacebuilding - Extending the Collaboration Framework (A case study of the Joint Management of Lake Titicaca between Peru and Bolivia) - Chapter in an Edited Volume from International Peace Parks Conference to be published by Calgary University Press
Hello Todd! your enthusiasm in impacting our world positive is indeed awesome. i appreciate your goodwill effort. I am also a graduate BSc in Environmental Sc and presently volunteering full time with Women For A Change Organization aimed at encouraging and promoting young women in becoming self reliance.
hopefully, in our subsequent discussion, we will have much more to share on the way forward in encouraging individuals/ organisation to mainstream peace advocacy in to their programs.
wishing you and the entire family the best through out this festive season.
Hello, Todd, your expendition programme on peacepark sounds thrilling and powerful for healing post conflict society. i have noted you have some experience with kenya.
do you think there is any programme you can undertake to enhance reconciliation. am currently with an international consultancy firm in research. see my profile.
looking forward to hearing from you.
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