National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC)
Mr Patrick T. EVANS
Mr Evans, a national of the United States of America, holds a B.Sc. in Forest Science from Pennsylvania State University, USA, and an M.Sc. in International Forestry from the University of Idaho, USA. Mr Evans started his professional career in 1977 as a Forestry Research Assistant with the Australian Paper Manufacturers (APM), Forests of Morwell, Australia. In 1978, he returned to the USA and joined the USDA Forest Service as a Forest Technician and was involved primarily with forest research until mid-1981. Mr Evans began his international experience as a Forestry Extension Advisor with the US Peace Corps in Paraguay from 1981 to 1984. Following completion of an M.Sc. in 1987, Mr Evans was recruited as an Associate Professional Officer with FAO Nepal. After two years, he was promoted to an expert post and soon became Officer-in-Charge of the Terai Forestry Project in the country. After completion of his work in Nepal, Mr Evans implemented FAO Technical Cooperation Projects in Jamaica (1991–1994) and in Tonga (1994–1995). In late 1995, he joined an FAO-executed World Bank project in Bhutan. From Bhutan, he moved to Cambodia in 1997 and took over as Team Leader for the FAO-executed project “Participatory Natural Resource Management in the Tonle Sap Region”. Upon completion of this project in 2005, Mr Evans was recognized for his achievements with the 2005 B.R. Sen Award. In 2006, Mr Evans worked at FAO Headquarters with the Field Programme Monitoring and Coordination Service and later in East Timor with the Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Service. In 2007, he became Chief Technical Advisor on a Community Forestry Development project, now under implementation, in Mongolia. In 2008, he was appointed FAO Representative in Sri Lanka and in the Maldives. Mr Evans succeeds Mr Kevin Gallagher as FAO Representative in Pakistan.