Jean-Michel Pavy

Environment sector
The World Bank Group


Jean-Michel Pavy has worked at the World Bank Africa Region in the environment sector for the past 15 years. In Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique he helped with national policy and institutional reform of wildlife and protected area management. Since he moved to Zambia in 2004, Jean-Michel's interest has moved to tourism as an engine of growth that also contributes to conservation and requires well managed nature products. Prior to the World Bank, Jean-Michel studied conservation biology as well as environmental and water resources engineering at the University of Maryland.  

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