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Senior Manager Alasdair Shott

Alasdair Shott is a Senior Manager in the Chemonics UK team. He has worked across a range of UK-Aid funded programmes, focusing on supporting government and civil society in fragile and conflict affected environments. Previously, he served as Deputy Team Leader on the FCDO Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU) programme and was a Programme Manager on the FCDO Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) programme. Alasdair holds an MA in International Relations from King’s College London.

by Alasdair Shott

Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon

Deforestation in the Colombian Amazon has increased in recent years, with illicit economic activities and unsustainable agricultural practices damaging the natural environment and threatening biodiversity. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated things further, with the isolation of vulnerable indigenous communities and reduced access to markets providing a backdrop for increased land grabbing and environmental crime. As deforestation…