The ASF Team
Meet the Team
Steve Collins has worked as a consultant in the rural development sector for 23 years specialising in land reform and local economic development linked to natural resources including biofuels, biodiversity, wind energy and other sustainable land uses. He is passionate about involving communities in their own development and making them the focus of NGO, private sector and government development initiatives. One of his core skills is the ability to situate large private sector and government development investments in a rural context so that they stimulate local economic and social development. One of the key areas of his work in the last 10 years has been in establishing CPPPs (Community, Public, Private Partnerships) around specific conservation, renewable energy and ecotourism projects. Most of his current consulting work is the climate change, biodiversity and renewable energy sectors. He is the Biodiversity Resilience Activities Manager for RESILIM (Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin) a USAID funded project aimed at building community and biodiversity adaptation to the impacts of climate change on the Limpopo river basin.