Gerald Kapp is the Knowledge Manager for REDD+ and LULUCF with WBI’s Climate Change practice and with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Management team. He works on e-learning and capacity development programs for countries participating in the FCPF, specifically on the assessment of opportunity costs for undertaking REDD+. He also develops a broader capacity development program focusing on land use that includes forestry, agriculture and other categories (LULUCF).
Previously, he worked as a Professor Adjunct at the Forestry Faculty of Freiburg University, Germany and was a member of the UNFCCC roster of CDM afforestation / reforestation methodology experts. From 2000-2009, Gerald was an international consultant with the GFA Consulting Group working on carbon forestry, land-use planning, agroforestry, bioenergy, natural forest management, forest investment, and certification, with focus on project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
He was a Forestry Project Manager for the Latin America Region of the GFA Consulting Group in Hamburg, Germany, from 1998-2000. From 1987-1992, Gerald worked as Research Scientist and Professor for agro-and farm forestry at Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Costa Rica. Prior to that, from 1981-83, he was the Forestry Advisor for the Ministry of Environment in Burkina Faso.
Gerald is a trained International Forestry Engineer and holds a Diploma in Forestry, a doctorate degree in Natural Sciences and a post-doctorate Degree in Agroforestry.
Kapp, G.B.; Beer, J.W.; Lujan, R.: Species and site selection for timber production on farm boundaries in the humid Atlantic Lowlands of Costa Rica and Panama. (1997) Agroforestry Systems 35: 139-154