Fred Nelson

Executive Director

Maliasili Initiatives

Fred Nelson is the founder and Executive Director of Maliasili Initiatives, an organization which promotes sustainable natural resource management and conservation in Africa by focusing on strengthening leading local civil society organizations. He lived in Tanzania for more than a decade, helped establish the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, and has worked closely with pastoralist communities on wildlife, tourism, and livelihood issues. He has done applied research on community natural resource management across eastern and southern Africa, and worked extensively on natural resource policy and governance in the region.