John Waugh designs, implements, and advocates solutions to complex problems in conservation. His experience spans more than 40 developing countries over three decades. His track record includes building successful consulting practices in the environment, energy, and climate sectors, and facilitating global policy initiatives including inputs to the GEF and initiatives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. He is a successful fundraiser, having written numerous successful grant proposals to major foundations and proposals to the Asia Development Bank, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, USAID, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. As a communicator, he has addressed the UN General Assembly twice on threats to natural resources and their impacts on societies. He has served as panelist, featured speaker or guest lecturer at venues such as National Public Radio, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. He has led delegations to UN bodies including UNEP, UNCSD, and FAO.