MSc (Distinction) Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment, Heriot-Watt University 2011; MSc (by research) Behavioural Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2003; BSc (Hons) Zoology University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2001. Member of Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MIEEM)

Lesley joined LTS in 2007 as a consultant. Lesley King is an experienced consultant focusing on issues of natural resource management, climate change and poverty reduction in developing countries. She has a specialist interest in developing tools and resources to understand synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and development – the so-called Triplewin scenario. She also has skills and experience in developing M&E frameworks and undertaking evaluations of interventions focusing on adaptation, poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation. Lesley has worked extensively in Eastern Africa, the Indian Ocean, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Lesley is currently researching the implications for REDD+ in mangrove forests focusing on the social benefits and challenges that may be felt. Specialties – Monitoring and evaluation in particular of natural resource management interventions. – Research – Project management including complex multi-partner, multi-disciplinary projects – Grant management of flagship programmes for Government – Consultancy.

Lesley has experience in working on projects in Belize, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Vietnam as well as on global projects.


Program Evaluation of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Darwin Initiative Monitoring and Evaluation / Management of Applications Process Darwin Initiative Evaluation of Closed Projects in India and Nepal Mid Term Review of Buffer Zone Restoration and Development in Knuckles Forest Reserve Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Brazil Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Morocco and Egypt Assessments of Applications to the International Development Fund Malawi and South Asia Preparation of Community Development Component of Harapan Rainforest Initiative Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Madagascar Achieving Triple Wins: Identifying Climate Smart Investment Strategies for the Coastal Zone Monitoring and Evaluation within Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework iCoast: Understanding the Fiscal and Regulatory Mechanisms Necessary to Achieve Climate Compatible Development in the Coastal Zone Design of the Community Development Trust Fund Climate Change Programme M&E of the Earth and Sea Observation System




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