Resumes — by Murray Gray February 16, 2006
Name: Andrew JONES Date of Birth: 28 February 1966 Nationality: AUSTRALIAN Postal Address: 320 7th Ave, #102 Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA
Directorships & Affiliations
Managing Partner, FullCircle LLC 423 Sterling Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA www.fullcirclellc.com
Board Member, Permaculture Research Institute
Key Attributes • 10 years International experience in: emergency response, post conflict development and rehabilitation work • Proven cross cultural experience and sensitivity • Ability to work under conditions of security instability and respond to fast changing circumstances • Well developed core skills of analysis, planning, evaluation, observation, and implementation • An environmental holistic design approach based upon disciplines of permaculture and industrial ecology • Strong links with international resource use and sustainable agriculture specialists • Experience with and understanding for the incorparation of a market approach for development solutions
Languages • English; first language • Indonesian; Basic • Spanish; Good • Melanesian Pidgin; Basic • Kurdish (Sorani); Moderate • Arabic; Basic
FullCircle LLC Position: Partner – Permaculture Services January 2002 – present
Focus for the company has included the development of new project initiatives in organic waste management using vermiculture and composting technology, and development of consulting services with a range of clients in the humanitarian aid and development field. Recent work (2003) has included a needs assessment in Iraq, focused on environment and agriculture on behalf of Counterpart International, and a resource flow/opportunity analysis undertaken in Kiribati on behalf of the Federation of the South Pacific – Kiribati. FullCircle LLC business profile available on request.
Valentec Systems Inc: Permaculture Study (US D.O.D Funded) Position: Permaculture Project Manager January 1 2001 – December 2001
Responsibilities • Coordinate project activities related to permaculture as potential incubator of new business on disused army weapons production facility. • Manage staff and interns, liaise with local government representatives, seek new partnerships within local community. • Secure potential new businesses based on appropriate use of local natural capital and human resources.
CARE International in Macedonia Position: Project Coordinator, Rudina Rehabilitation and Permaculture Project November 11 – December 12 2000
Responsibilities • Coordinate project activities during final CARE phase out from the project and handover to local management. • Support and guide NGO’s established through the project and assist with development of project funding initiatives. • Finalise donor reporting.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Position: Consultant, Environment and Refugee Issues September 10 – October 4 2000
Responsibilities • Participation in United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) led mission to Macedonia and Albania as member of technical team focussed on refugee related environmental issues. • Preparation as contributing team member to final technical report on behalf of UNHCR. • Debriefing of UNHCR Engineering and Environmental Services Section (EESS), Geneva.
CARE International in Macedonia Position: Site Development Officer, Rudina Rehabilitation and Permaculture Project July 17 – September 8 2000
Responsibilities: • Development and documentation of the business plan and sustainability measures for the Rudina project • Support the project manager in donor liaison and project proposal writing to generate support for the final phase of the project • Facilitate training and capacity building of the local NGO selected to manage the project going into its final phase
Valentec Systems Inc: Preparation of NWLCC Humanitarian Aid Hub Business Plan Position: Consultant on International Humanitarian Aid Work carried out during period March – May 2000
Responsibilities: • Team presentation to Valentec, army and other stakeholders of possible NWLCC site activities related to humanitarian aid. • Preparation of a business plan for possible humanitarian aid activities associated with NWLCC site. • Participated in Hawaii conference on Disaster Preparedness on behalf of NWLCC
UNHCR Macedonia (seconded through International Rescue Committee) Position: Consultant on Rehabilitation and Development Issues, Skopje September 15 1999 June 30 2000
Responsibilities: • Coordination of UNHCR’s program of assistance to refugee affected areas through USD 2 million Quick Impact Projects (QIPS) Program, and campsite rehabilitation and development program for 10 refugee campsites. • Liaison with all stakeholders including Macedonian Government, donor representatives, International and national NGO’s, Municipal authorities and beneficiary communities. • Development of QIPS management system. • Reporting to UNHCR and multilateral donor agencies
CARE International in Macedonia Position: Camp Manager, Cegrane Refugee Camp June 1 1999 – September 1 1999
Responsibilities: • Coordination of activities of the camp, including food and non-food logistics, warehousing, camp accommodation, essential infrastructure, land allocation, information dissemination, planning, development and maintenance of basic infrastructure and community facilities and promotion of community leadership structures • Liaison with NGO’s, UN agencies, visitors, donors, media and Macedonian Govt. representatives • Management of a CARE staff of 11 international and 160 national and refugee staff.
Achievements: • Effective management of a process of camp consolidation and repatriation from a peak population of about 45,000 people • Maintenance of good working relations with all camp stakeholders, including refugees, UN agencies, NGO’s and national and local officials • Strengthening of community leadership and developed an effective community policing process • Development of a creative camp-site permaculture rehabilitation plan worth approximately USD 2 Million that secured donor funding for initial phases
CARE International in Papua New Guinea Position: Emergency Relief Coordinator, Papua New Guinea January 1998 to February 1999
Responsibilities: • Manage all aspects of CARE Australia’s involvement in emergency relief in PNG including program, operations, administration, project design and proposal preparation, finance and human resources • Liaise with relevant PNG government departments and donor representatives • Establish and maintain appropriate staff health and security measures for operations in Port Moresby, Mt. Hagen, Goroka and Kundiawa
Achievements: • Successful management of a range of projects funded by the Canadian and German Governments, AusAID and the RSL to donor satisfaction (total value approximately AUD 1.5 million)
November 1992 – January 1998 1992-1995 Various positions were undertaken with CARE Australia and 4R’s (a small NGO) in northern Iraq 1997-1998 Working focus on the Mekong region, with time spent in Vietnam and Laos with CARE Australia.
Secondary Education : Kaleen High School, Canberra 1978 – 1981 Dickson College, Canberra 1982 – 1983 Granted special awards for Economics, Society and Mankind. Tertiary Education : 1984 – 1986, B.Sc. (Ecology), University of Canberra. 1996 – Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Development, NCDS, Australian National University, Canberra.
Additional Training May 1999 Completion of Permaculture Design Course at Permaculture Research Institute, (PRI) Tyalgum, Australia, Teacher: Geoff Lawton. October 2000 Attendance of Bill Mollison Permaculture Workshop, NWLCC. October 2000 Completion of second Permaculture Design Course, NWLCC, Louisiana Teachers: Geoff Lawton. March 2001 Completion of third Permaculture Design Course with Bill Mollison, Janet Millington, Darren Dougherty – Tasmania, Australia June 2003 Louisiana State University Composting Course July 2003 Soil Foodweb International: Soil Biology and Soil Chemistry Workshop
Publications 1999 Australian National University (ANU) • “Some reflections on Papua New Guinea’s drought and frost: relief and recovery”, Development Bulletin, No. 47, January 1999, pp. 82-84. 2000 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) • Article on Rudina Permaculture Project for UNHCR Environmental Engineering Support Service (EESS) Magazine. • Published EESS consultancy report on the Environmental Effects of the Kosovo Crisis on Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) • Published EESS consultancy report on the Environmental Effects of the Kosovo Crisis on Albania
2001 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) • UNHCR Conference Proceedings – Promoting Sound Environmental Refugee Operations. Permaculture Refugee Camp Rehabilitation in Macedonia: Useful Lessons and Ongoing Challenges.
2001 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Contributing team expert to the publications: • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment – Albania • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment – FYR of Macedonia
2003 Mars Corporation – Seeds of Change • The Cutting Edge, Seeds of Change e newsletter, April 2003, Travels in Permaculture • http://www.seedsofchange.com/enewsletter/issue_34/permaculture.asp?UID=2003090211230035Comments (0)
Resumes — by Murray Gray October 16, 2005
Permaculture Consultant, Designer & Teacher
Holder of Diploma’s of Permaculture Design, since 1995 in: Education, Design, Implementation, System Establishment, Administration and Community Development
In 1996 accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world
Since 1985, Geoff Lawton has undertaken 1,000’s of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in seventeen different countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non government organisations and multi national companies.
In October 1997 Bill Mollison, upon his retirement, asked Geoff to establish and direct a new Permaculture Research Institute on the 147 acre Tagari Farm previously developed by Bill. Geoff Lawton developed the site over three years and established The Permaculture Research Institute as a registered charity and global Networking centre for Permaculture projects. Geoff Lawton is the managing director of The Permaculture Research Institute.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN JOBS
2003 – 2004 – Kiribati, Tarawa in the far South Pacific, wholistic complete island consultancy involving total island inputs and outputs.
Jordan, design of ministry of agriculture research station for conversion to diverse, organic production.
Iraq design of a completely destroyed Kurdish village near Erbil, using strawbale building technique for housing structures.
Egypt, teaching and consulting on permaculture design.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA , taught 2 permaculture design certificate courses one through association with Tulane University and one through the Cypress Accadomy.
Mexico, Oaxaca taught a permaculture course to 53 students.
2002 – 2003 – Mexico, Oaxaca design of a permaculture demonstration site education center, including the implementation of four dams and a large water harvesting system.
More design work in Jordan and Australia.
2001 – 2002 – Numerous design consultancy jobs in both Jordan and Australia.
Including the design of Diversity Farm the new home of The Permaculture Research Institute. An integrated design including four dams and a large water harvesting system
2001 – 2002 – Dead Sea Valley, Jordan – Sustainable Arid Landscape Farming Model, demonstrating rapid reversal of salted landscape.
1999 – 2000 – Cegrane, Macedonia- Rehabilitation of a 120-acre refugee camp.
Louisiana, U.S. – Army Ammunitions Plant 1500-acre redevelopment
Central Vietnam – NICCO Forest, Permaculture demonstration and education center and rainforest regeneration, implementation of 2 dams and a large water harvesting system.
Central and South America
2002 Oaxaca, Mexico- implemented 3 dams, swales and designed new permaculture research institute.
1998 Costa Rica – implemented major earthworks
And dams. Initiated the Permaculture Institute process.
Consultancy, Costa Rica (10 days). 1997
Food forests & farms (various) – western Brazil
Sub tropical thorn desert (30 acres) – Ecuador
Fishponds & swales (80 acres) – Ecuador
Food forest, fishponds & native animal
Husbandry (600 acres) – Ecuador
Food forests & farms (various) – Peru
Rainforest & food forest (11 acres) – Ecuador
Sub tropical farm (3 acres) – Ecuador
Peruvian Amazon Aquaculture at Pucucalpa with Shipibo Indians.
Re-visited for consultancy 1996
Yachana Lodge; eco-tourist lodge (1760 Acres),
Napo River, Ecuadorian Amazon. 1996
Hacienda Los Luceros, Santa Fe, New Mexico. P.C. Development Consultancies
1998 Louisiana L.A.A.P Consultancy
Macedonia 1999 re-design Cegrane 46 ha refugee camp as a permaculture research institute, including 8.2K of swales and a large number of swale bale buildings.
Demonstration garden (2 acres) – England
Energy efficient community (83 acres) –
Demonstration garden (2 1/2 acres) – England
Hundreds of design consultancy jobs completed throughout Australia many leading to the implementation of water harvesting earthworks.
PERMACULTURE COURSES, WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
2003 – 2004 3 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses Diversity Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia. 1 in The Ministry of Agriculture of Jordan. 1 in Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 1 in Cooroy, Queensland, Australia, 1 in Yalunga community, Barkers Vale, NSW, 1 in Oaxaca, Mexico, 1 in the Cypress Academy, West Wega, Louisiana, USA. 1 in Sinai, Egypt, 1 in Griffith University Brisbane Australia.
2002 – 2003 5 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses Diversity Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia, 2 Weeks of short courses and presentations given in Jordan.
2001 – 2002 5 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses Diversity Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia, 1 in Minden, Louisianna, USA.
2000 – 2001 3 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses Tagari Farm, Tyalgum, NSW, Australia, 2 in The Channon, NSW, Australia, earthworks implemented at Diversity Farm, 1 in South Shona, Dead Sea Valley, Jordan. 1in Minden, Louisiana, USA.
1999 – 2000 6 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses Tagari Farm, Tyalgum NSW, Australia, 1 in Macedonia with 129 students in one course. 1 in Central Highlands of Vietnam with earthworks implemented. 1 in South Shona, Dead Sea Valley, Jordan with earthworks implemented.
1998 – 99 12 Permaculture Design Courses, Tagari Farm, Tyalgum, NSW, Australia,
Large Japanese course 43 students – Tagari Farm, Tyalgum, NSW, Australia. 1 in Manaus Brazil with earthworks implemented.
1997 – PC Indigenous people’s workshop, Nimbin National P.C. Convergence.
Presenter at the International Permaculture Conference, Perth 1996 (“ Establishing and Maintaining a Strong Local Permaculture Group”).
Presenter at the National Permaculture Conference, Nimbin NSW 1997. (“Permaculture Working Within the Local Community”).
Workshop Presenter National Conference, Nimbin 1997 (Earthworks)
Co-presenter of “Third World Indigenous Peoples” Course, Nimbin, NSW, 1997
Presentation (slides), “Working in Indigenous Peoples in Permaculture”, Santa Fe, USA, 1997
Second PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) Christiania – inner capital city alternative community, established 1971, Copenhagen, – Denmark. 1997
Working for the Brazilian Dept of Education on a second PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours), implemented large earthworks during the course in Agricultural College grounds. Manaus, Brazil. 1997
Second PC Design Certificate Course, Guatemala. 1997
First PC Design Certificate in Pine Ridge Reservation with the Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, USA. 1997
1996 – Bridgetown, W.A, two-day course for South and Central American PC activists
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Cooroy Butter Factory Environmental Gardens. 1996
First PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – San Lucas, Guatemala. 1996
PC Introduction Course (2 days) – Ecuadorian Amazon, Napo River, “Yachana Lodge” eco-tourist lodge. 1996
First Design Cerificate Course in Christiania. (72 hours) Denmark. 1996
1993 – 1995
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – during which a large aquaculture dam was constructed. 1995
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Porta Velho, Rondonia Brazil. A test case course for the Brazilian government. 1995
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Manaus, Amazonia Brazil. A test case course for the Brazilian government. 1995
Five PC Design Certificate Courses (72 hours) – Cooroy, SE Qld. 1995-1997
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Cruzeiro Do Sol, western Brazil. 1995
PC Introduction Course (4 days) – Pucalapa, Peru. 1995
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Tena, Equador. 1994
PC Introduction Course (2 days) – Cotopaxi, Equador. 1994
PC Introduction Course (2 days) – Sushufindi, Equador. 1994
Design Implementation Workshop (2 days) – co presenter, Palmwoods, SE Qld. 1994
PC Introduction Course (5 days) LEAP participants – Caloundra, SE Qld. 1994
Food Forests Workshop (3 days) – presenter – England. 1993
Making a Living from Permaculture Workshop – presenter, Denmark. 1993
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Bundaberg, central Qld. 1993
PC Design Certificate Course (72 hours) – Assistant to teacher – Ballina, NSW. 1993
Participant and Student
Farming the Future Expo August 1999 – presentation of global P.C. projects
Farming the Future Expo August 1998 – 2 presentations of global P.C projects.
P.C National Conference Nimbin, as a representative for PC Noosa, September 1997
International Permaculture Conference – represented PAL & PC Noosa (4 days)- Perth. 1996
International Permaculture Designers Convergence – represented PAL & PC Noosa (3 days).1996
English Permaculture Conference – presented PAL slide show, attended teachers’ meeting.
British Permaculture AGM – helper (3 days) – England. 1993
International Permaculture Conference – helper (10 days) – Denmark. 1993
International Permaculture Designer’s Convergence – helper (3 days) – Sweden. 1993
National Permaculture Convergence & Expo – consultant – Crystal Waters, SE Qld. 1992
Energy Efficient Buildings Workshop (2 days) – Tyalgum, north NSW. 1992
Strawbale Building Workshop (2 days) – Tyalgum, north NSW. 1992
International Permaculture Conf (4 days) – T shirt printer, Pappinbarra, NSW. 1984
Permaculture Herbs workshop – Nambour, SE Qld. 1984
Permaculture Design Certificate Course – Bill Mollison (72 hours)) – Stanley, Tas. 1983
Introduction to Permaculture workshop (2 days) – Nambour SE Qld. 1982
Director of Permaculture International Limited since 2004
Director of Permaculture Research Institute, Tagari Farm
ABC Radio 10 to 15 minutes radio show every Tuesday morning since 1992
Numerous television and radio interviews on local and national television.
Permaculture Noosa Vice-President. 1996-1997
Assisted in the establishment of Permaculture Caloundra, 1997
Permaculture taken on as the policy for Family Agriculture of the Amazon, Brazil.1997
Permaculture introduced into the curriculum of the Agricultural College of Amazonians, Brazil. 1997
Brazilian government establishes a department of Permaculture within the ministry of agriculture, as a result of the succesful Brazilian test case courses. 1996
Cooroy Butter Factory Environmental Gardens, conceived, proposed and partially supervised a six month community garden design and construction project. 1996
Peruvian Amazon aquaculture system using Amazonian fish for the Shipibo Indians, Pucalpa, Peru 1995
The Butter Factory (Cooroy, SE Qld) – committee member. 1995
Permacultura America Latino (South America) – foundation director. 1994
Permaculture Noosa (SE Qld) – committee member. 1995 -1996
Permaculture Noosa (SE Qld) – president. 1994 -1995
Permaculture Noosa (SE Qld) – co founder,secretary. 1992-94
Tagari Publishing – representative (books & PC products). 1992
Permaculture Nambour (SE Qld) – committee member. 1985
Best of Permaculture book – co cartoonist.
Local fairs & events – permaculture stall holder.
Public forums & environmental issues – active permaculture participant.
PERMACULTURE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
PIJ.47 – Magazine cover art work – co designer
PIJ.51 – Brick & Tile Permaculture – author
PIJ.53 – The Sleeping Jaguar – co author
PIJ.55 – Ecuador – co author
PIJ 73 – Permaculture Aid in the Balkans
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