Alec Crawford works with both IISD's Resilience and Economic Law and Policy programs. He leads the Resilience Program's work on environment, conflict and peacebuilding. Since joining IISD in 2004, his work has focused on examining and understanding the links among environmental change, natural resources, conflict and peacebuilding. This has included extensive research and training on issues including conflict-sensitive conservation, climate change and security, and greening peacekeeping operations. Within the Resilience team, he also leads work to support National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes in the Caribbean region through the NAP Global Network.
Within the Economic Law and Policy Program, Alec works with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) to better understand how countries can optimize the contribution that the mining sector can make to sustainable development. This has included extensive work with IGF member states to assess domestic mining laws and policies, as well as on the development of guidance for managing artisanal and small-scale mining.
Alec obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a Master of Environment and Development at the London School of Economics.
Alec speaks English and French, and is based in Toronto, Canada.
- Conflict-Sensitive Conservation in the Maiko–Tayna–Kahuzi–Biega Landscape: Conflict analysisThis conflict analysis provides guidance for advancing conflict-sensitive conservation in the Maiko–Tayna–Kahuzi–Biega landscape.
- Managing ASM: IGF Regional Workshop for AfricaA consortium of East African countries requested training on how to implement the IGF Guidance for Governments: Managing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining. The workshop sought to enhance the capacities of government representatives from 14 African countries, create opportunities for knowledge sharing and establish a community of practice.
- IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: SurinameAn assessment of Suriname’s readiness and capacity to implement the Mining Policy Framework (MPF) of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
- IGF Guidance for Governments: Managing artisanal and small-scale miningThis guidance document presents a step-by-step process for governments to develop, implement and monitor an effective artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) management strategy.
- IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: SenegalThis assessment assesses the mining laws and policies of Senegal, and the country’s capacity to implement the IGF's Mining Policy Framework (MPF), to ensure that the mining sector contributes to the country's sustainable development.
- Migration and Conservation in the Misotshi-Kabogo EcosystemHuman migration is playing a significant role in driving land conversion and sustaining the...
- Human Migration and Ecosystems: Insights from the Great Lakes Region of East and Central AfricaFor centuries, people in east and central Africa have used migration as a strategy to respond to...