Dr. Joseph Weinstock


Dr. Joseph Weinstock

Executive Director Agriculture and Nature Sciences


Dr. Joseph Weinstock has more than 30 years of professional and academic experience across Asia in agricultural and rural development, forestry, natural resources and environmental management, environment law, disaster management and climate change. He has served in a policy advisory role in relation to agriculture, rural development, forestry, disaster management, environment and natural resource management to local and national governments as well as regional institutions. Dr. Weinstock has significant experience with management of interdisciplinary teams and has facilitated collaborative efforts at local, national and regional levels, among development agencies and with participation of various stakeholders.


  • International, extensive experience throughout Asia
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Management
  • Forestry, Agroforestry and Forest / Land Management
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Disaster and Climate Change

Team Leader – Social Impact
October 2015 – Present (3 months) United States

  • Evaluation of the OES Lacey Act Foreign Assistance Programming (U.S. Dept. of State)
  • Evaluation of the outcomes of the programs of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Lacey Act Amendment (2008) on illegal timber.

NRM Adviser – IBTCI
November 2015 – Present (2 months) Bangladesh

  • Accelerated Capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation (USAID)
  • Monitoring activities and technical assistance to USAID Mission on global climate change, livelihoods, natural resources management, fisheries, conservation, clean energy and other environmental issues.
  • Provide capacity building to implementing partners and USAID.

NORAD Framework Contract – AECOM
2015 – Present (less than a year)

  • Framework agreement for the real-time evaluation of The Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NORAD)
  • Two year framework contract (2015-17) for “on-call” evaluations of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) in multiple countries.
  • Address global, national and local activities financed by NICFI since its launch in December 2007.

National Resource Management Senior Analyst, MCC / MCA-Indonesia Program – Social Impact
January 2015 – September 2015 (9 months)

  • Assist in preparation of the survey and impact evaluation design and provide TOR for data collection activities.
  • Advise on issues surrounding natural resources management, land administration and permitting processes.
  • Initiate Phase I Work Plan and assist in preparation of Phase II Work Plan, prepare baseline analysis report.

Proposal Writer / Editor – Global Green Growth Institute
April 2015 – May 2015 (2 months)

Assist GGGI prepare proposal for a Green Knowledge grant from the Millennium Compact Agreement – Indonesia.

Environmental Safeguards Specialist – IMC Worldwide
May 2014 – September 2014 (5 months) Pakistan

  • Environmental and social safeguards for school construction and rehabilitation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, including development of an Environmental and Social Management Plan.
  • Conduct training and stakeholder consultation on environment and social safeguards requirements.
  • Ensure climate change / disaster resilience of schools and integration into district disaster management.
  • Conduct training and stakeholder consultation on environment and social safeguards requirements.

Evaluation Specialist – IBTCI
November 2013 – March 2014 (5 months)

  • Evaluation of 5 year USAID Land Tenure and Resources Management Program
  • Post Evaluation of the LTRM global program implemented 2008-2013 in USAID-Washington and various USAID missions / countries. Responsible for evaluation of the Property Rights and Resources Governance component or the program.

Environment Specialist – AHT Group AG
September 2012 – November 2013 (1 year 3 months)

  • Climate change adaptation and impact assessment for Munda Dam, Pakistan for EU
  • Environmental impact assessment study of the Munda dam for flood control, irrigation and hydropower.
  • Improvement of the resilience of the Munda dam project to climate change
  • Integrated watershed management, disaster risk management and biodiversity conservation

Program Evaluation – Mercy Corps
August 2013 – October 2013 (3 months) Indonesia

Evaluation of three year USAID funded climate change – disaster program implemented by Mercy Corp in Indonesia.

Climate Change – Forestry Expert – AETS
July 2012 – December 2012 (6 months) Indonesia

  • Evaluation of the joint JICA-AFD Indonesia Climate Change Programme for AFD.
  • Independent evaluation of the Joint JICA-AFD Indonesia Climate Change Programme Loan, 2008-2010
  • Forestry and disaster management sector evaluation

Senior Environment Consultant (intermittent) – I. M. Systems Group
February 2011 – May 2012 (1 year 4 months)

Senior environment consultant to I. M. Systems Group on intermittent basis.

Environmental Safeguards Adviser – North Sind Urban Services Corporation
December 2010 – March 2012 (1 year 4 months) Pakistan

Environmental safeguards adviser to North Sindh Urban Services Corp. (water and sanitation corporation in Pakistan) – ADB funded.

Climate Change Expert – AGEG Consultants eG
2011 – 2011 (less than a year)

EU Climate Change Scoping Mission for Pakistan.

Sr. Environment Specialist – Asian Development Bank
September 1997 – October 2010 (13 years 2 months)

  • Sr. Environment Specialist for Central Asia and Caucuses (2008-10), Sr. Safeguards Specialists Asia-Pacific (2002-2006), Sr. Environment Specialist South Asia (1999-2000), ADB Focal Point for Disaster (concurrent 2000-2005), Sr, Sustainable Development Specialist (1997-1999);
  • Organized ADB delegation, UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction (2005);
  • Focal Point for Disaster Rehabilitation:1) Dec. 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, 2) 2001 earthquake in Gujarat (India) and 3) 2000 Cambodia floods;
  • UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002): Coordinated S.E. Asia and Central Asia Subregional Reports;
  • Organized ADB delegation, UN Global Mountain Summit (2004);
  • Institutional capacity building for agriculture, rural development, natural resources & environmental management;
  • Environment monitoring & impact assessment;
  • Development of sustainable development approach & inter-agency cooperation;
  • Environment & biodiversity strategy & policy in member countries (Pub. Bangladesh: Toward an Environment Strategy, 2000);
  • Regional Cooperation on Sustainable Mountain Development in Central Asia;
  • Regional Environmental Action Plan for Central Asia.

Environmental Advisor – Regional Environment Centre – Caucasus
September 2009 – December 2009 (4 months)

Environmental Adviser to the Regional Environment Centre – Caucasus (EU funded) identify environmental issues and recommend solutions for sustianble land management plans for two trans-boundary watershed (Khremi-Debeda Watershed in Georgia-Armenia and Alazani-Iori Watershed in Georgia-Azerbaijan).

Environmental Advisor – ASEAN Secretariat
October 2006 – December 2007 (1 year 3 months)

  • Environmental Adviser to the Environment & Disaster Management Unit under ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility (USAID).
  • ASEAN – Civil Society Organizations Forum (May, 2007) – organized Forum to develop regional strategy and partnership for ASEAN-CSO cooperation for environmental protection and sustainable development;
  • Initiated implementation of the ASEAN Strategic Plan of Action for Water Resources Management; and
  • Disaster management, including establishment of ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre).

Environment Advisor, ASEAN – US Agency for International Development
2006 – 2007 (1 year)

ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility (USAID). Environmental Adviser to the ASEAN Environment and Disaster Management Unit.

Senior Consultant – FAO,World Bank, ADB, USAID, JICA, SIDA, DANIDA
October 1985 – August 1997 (11 years 11 months)

Multiple assignments for development projects of bilateral and multilateral development agencies in environment, forestry, rural development, agriculture, transport and multi-sectoral integrated development programs.

Adjunct Faculty – University of Minnesota
1995 – 1997 (2 years)

Department of Forest Resources.

Post-Doctoral Fellow – East-West Center
January 1984 – October 1984 (10 months)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environment and Policy Institute (EAPI), East-West Center.


Cornell University – PhD, Rural Sociology
1979 – 1983

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Fellow
Activities and Societies: Academic minors: Tropical Soils, International Agriculture, Southeast Asia Studies

Cornell University – MS, Rural Sociology
1976 – 1979

Activities and Societies: Activities and Societies: Academic minors: Tropical Soils, International Agriculture, Southeast Asia Studies

Michigan State University – BA, Anthropology
1970 – 1976


Bangladesh: Toward an Environment Strategy – Asian Development Bank
March 2002

National environmental strategy for Bangladesh


  • Joseph Weinstock,
  • Michael Mastaller,
  • Roger Montogomery

Southeast Asia Subregional Report for the World Summit on Sustainable Development – Asian Development Bank
July 2002

Prepared for the World Summit on Sustainable Development


  • Joseph Weinstock,
  • (Supervised publication)

Review of Shifting Cultivation in Indonesia – FAO
November 1989

Review of shifting cultivation throughout Indonesia.


  • Joseph Weinstock,
  • Satyawan Sunito

The Future of Swidden Cultivation, in Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change (in Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation) – Earthscan
July 2015

Chapter in volume on shifting cultivation around the world.


  • Joseph Weinstock

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