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Susan M. Braatz

Case Studies and Program Notes

Corruption Case Study
Corruption Case Study - French Translation
Corruption Case Study - Spanish Translation

Biographical Information

Senior Forestry Officer (Forests and Climate Change), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Susan Braatz is a forest ecologist who has over 30 years experience in international forestry and sustainable development. Her expertise includes forest policy, forest ecology, climate change, agroforestry, community forestry and urban forestry. She has produced many papers and publications on these subjects.

Ms. Braatz has worked as a forestry officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations since 1991.  She currently holds the post of Senior Forestry Officer, Forests and Climate Change. Previous posts included Programme Coordinator for the Regional Programme for Forest Rehabilitation in Asian Tsunami-affected countries; Forest Policy Officer, and Land Use and Agroforestry Officer.  From 2001-2004, she was seconded from FAO to the UN Secretariat in New York as Senior Forest Policy Adviser  to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secreatariat.   

Prior to FAO, Ms. Braatz worked for the United Nations Development Programme as the Chief Technical Advisor a forestry field project in Somalia (1988-1991) and in Niger (1985-1988).

Ms. Braatz has a Master of Forest Science degree from Yale University and a bachelor's degree (environmental biology) from Smith College. ​