Associate Professor of the Practice in International Development Management, and Associate Director, MA in Sustainable International Development
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Planning and implementation, environmental issues, community participation, protected areas, small island sustainable development.
Marion Howard lived in the San Andres Archipelago, western Caribbean, for more than 25 years, where she worked with Colombia's national environment system. For 16 years she served as advisor to the government's sustainable development agency for the archipelago, Coralina. She coordinated development of Colombia's first marine protected area (the Seaflower MPA), led the planning process to establish the UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, and was on the team of Colombia's national climate change adaptation program. Most recently she has been working with the InterAmerican Development Bank on a project to conserve marine biodiversity in the Southwestern Caribbean and with Colombia's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development on a project to implement climate change adaptation measures on the Caribbean coast. Ms Howard has worked on community-based conservation and coastal/marine research projects with multilateral, bilateral, and UN agencies; international NGOs; governments; and universities.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Duke University, B.A.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Cert.
Awards and Honors
Heller School teaching award (2007)
President, Board of Directors, Mangrove Action Project (MAP) (2003)
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|HS||337f||Advanced Planning & Implementation: Issues in the Field|