Donald Lunan is the Global Director for Climate at DAI. Prior to leading the Climate Business, Donald was the Director of Delivery for DAI’s U.K. portfolio, overseeing the implementation of programmes with multilateral and U.K. bilateral donors. Donald has more than 19 years of international development experience, working across rural development, natural resource management, and climate change policy. Since joining DAI in 2005, Donald has been involved in some of our most high-profile programmes in this sector, most recently acting as technical director on the VPA Support Unit programme in Liberia, and on the StARCK+ programme in Kenya.

Prior to joining DAI, Donald was Regional Representative and Dryland Forestry Research Coordinator for Sunseed Desert Technology. Based in Tanzania, he was responsible for an innovative programme of community tree planting trials in degraded arid soils, using mycorrhizal fungi to enhance tree survival and growth.



George Akl

George Akl is an institutional governance and development expert with 25 years of experience working with international donors supporting water and wastewater, environment, and private sector engagement programs across the Middle East and North Africa.

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