Kahlil Baker – Senior Consultant, Land Use

With over 12 years of experience working with farming communities and reforestation projects in Central America, Kahlil has been developing innovative approaches to making community forestry an economically viable land use option for subsistence farmers. Kahlil is Executive Director of NatureBank’s strategic partner Taking Root, where his primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of operations. This involves complying with international forest carbon standards, developing forest inventory and carbon accounting methodologies, and supervising the operational team.

Kahlil is also responsible for developing international partnerships to help promote the project. In addition to working for Taking Root, he is pursuing doctoral research in forest economics at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Master’s degree in forest biometrics from the University of British-Columbia, a degree in economics from Concordia University, a permaculture design certificate from Costa Rica, and a professional specialization certificate in business development. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.