XV World Forestry Congress


Gerardo Segura Warnholtz


Senior Forestry Officer


Gerardo Segura Warnholtz is a natural resources management and rural development specialist. His main areas of expertise include community forestry, forest tenure security and carbon finance. He joined the Forest Division at FAO in January of 2022 as the leader of the Community-Based Forestry Team. From 2005-2021, he worked at the World Bank (Global Platforms. Environmental and Natural Resources Global Practice) worked extensively in operations (project design and management) and advisory services in Latin America (13 countries), and more recently, in Africa.,. Prior to joining the Bank in 2005, for more than ten years Gerardo coordinated the National Program on Community Forestry in Mexico under the Mexican Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), where he also acted as Technical Secretary of the of the National Advisory Council on Forestry Affairs. Prior to his tenure in the Mexican government Gerardo was Assistant Professor in forestry ecology and silviculture at the Institute of Ecology of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). He has Ph.D. and M.S. in Forest Sciences (University of Washington, USA) and a B.A. in Biology/Ecology (Universidad Metropolitana, Mexico). in which he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and technical reports.