Matt Brown is the director of conservation for The Nature Conservancy's Africa program. In this role, Matt develops and manages the Conservancy's Africa projects in priority places with local partners. He creates the link between needs on the ground and TNC organization resources that can be applied to help scale-up impact and deliver lasting conservation results. Matt also works with local project staff to design monitoring programs so our collective investment may be measured and adaptively managed. Matt has led a continent wide priority setting exercise to define future Conservancy investment and he helps to strategically grow the program. Prior to this position, Matt spend 10 years working with the US Department of the Interior on domestic land use planning efforts on public lands in the western United States. He worked for the United Nations in Eritrea and was a Peace Corps forestry volunteer in northern Ghana. Matt has a degree from Colby College in Biology/Environmental Science and a master of science degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Environmental Science, with a concentration in water resources management. Matt's scientific specialties: GIS, Remote Sensing, Conservation Planning, rangeland management, surface water management, and general monitoring and science project management.