Pierre Méthot is a forest engineer with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in forestry, international development and management and has extensive international experience, having completed approximately 40 projects in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and North America. His fields of expertise includes forest sector reviews and national forest development plans and strategies, forest policy and legislation, forest revenue systems, feasibility studies, forest programs and project management and general management of logging and wood processing companies. Méthot has gained significant experience dealing with local forest-dependent communities, community-based forest management and sustainable livelihoods, notably through his work in Cameroon in the development of a strategy to support national forest small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), his work with private timber companies in Africa, the management of a large social forestry project in Bangladesh, through numerous short-term mandates related to forest benefits sharing mechanisms and social agreements between logging companies and local communities and finally, through his role as Director of the Rainforest Alliance’s TREES program. Through his work with the World Resources Institute and the Rainforest Alliance, he has also acquired solid exposure and knowledge on REDD+, land use, climate change and adaptation issues.