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David Read Barker has spent more than 30 years promoting environmentally sustainable development in poor nations through partnerships among government, community groups, and businesses to conserve biological and cultural resources while increasing income and human resources. Educated as a Medical Anthropologist, he holds a Ph.D. degree awarded by the New School for Social Research in 1975. David Barker was a co-founder of Management Systems International, where he worked as a management consultant from 1981-83 and 1989-97. From 1983-89, he worked for the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization and the U.N. Development Program. In 1997, he joined Monitor International (now LakeNet) as President after having served on the Board of Trustees since 1994. He has lived overseas for nearly 20 years in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, most recently in Indonesia. He now lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
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