Anand Seth

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Anand Seth "began his career with grassroots, community-based rural development in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, and later in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. He has held a variety of positions at the World Bank: He was Chief of Agriculture and Rural Development for West Africa (1986-1991), and Division Chief Environment for Eastern Europe and Middle East Regions (1992-97), where he helped transitional economies of Eastern Europe deal with Communism's environmental legacy. He has worked to make the Middle East conscious of its environmental challenges. Most recently, Mr. Seth was Country Director for Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania, overseeing a portfolio of 50 diverse operations with a budget of $4 billion. He is an advocate of the U.N.'s Millenium Development Goals (MDG) which range from halving extreme poverty to providing universal primary education by 2015. He wants to see smallholder farmers who practice ecologically sustainable agricultural practices receive their fair share of value from the voluntary carbon market." [1]

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  1. Who we are, Green World Campaign, accessed October 15, 2008.