Our Specialists.

Senior Technical Advisor Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson is a career conservationist specializing in the management of protected natural areas as well as community based natural resources management. Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of experience across southern and eastern Africa, facilitating the creation, development and management of a host of national parks, game reserves, and community conservation areas — with a cumulative coverage of over seventy-thousand square kilometers. A specialist in the areas of sustainable use and resilience, he has worked for six years as a senior technical advisor for the Southern Africa Development Community, developing regional policies and protocols for conservation to facilitate greater trans-boundary collaboration in the management of ecosystems and natural resources. He recently completed six years as the chief of party for the USAID Southern Africa Regional Environment Program, which provided support to the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM). He is currently Chemonics’ Regional Representative for Southern Africa.