Timothy Jessup is a Green Growth Specialist with GGGI’s Indonesia Country Program, based in Jakarta, where he oversees activities related to bankable project design in forest and land-based sectors, policy enablers for sustainable landscapes, and social and environmental safeguards.
Tim led the development and production of a ‘green growth roadmap for Indonesia,’ a high-level guide to mainstreaming green growth in development planning, project design, and investment. He also supervised GGGI’s support for development of Indonesia’s first provincial-scale REDD+ program, in East Kalimantan, aimed at results-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund. He has supervised the design of a portfolio of forest and land-based projects with a strong focus on climate change mitigation. Much of his current work is focused on project development in peatland landscapes.
Tim previously served as a technical and policy advisor, program leader, and researcher in the areas of forests and climate change, rural development, and nature conservation. He has more than 25 years’ professional experience in Indonesia and regional programs involving the Philippines, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Tim has worked for bilateral and multilateral development agencies, including Australian Aid, USAID, and the World Bank, and for three international NGOs: WWF, TNC, and CARE. He has a strong track record of collaboration with district, provincial, and national government agencies, ranging from implementing grass-roots projects; through managing large, multi-sectoral programs; to delivering national communications campaigns. He is fluent in spoken and written Indonesian.
As an undergraduate, Tim studied architecture, anthropology, and ecology. He went on to do post-graduate work in ecology, including field research on people and forests in Indonesia. He is the author or co-author of some two dozen publications.