Jennifer Norfolk

Director, Forestry & Natural Resource Management

Jennifer Norfolk, Director of the Forestry and Natural Resource Management Unit, leads Winrock’s Forestry and Natural Resource Management team, supervising projects in Senegal, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. She is an international development professional with extensive experience in sustainable natural resource management, resilience and community development. She has had direct leadership of several $20+ million natural resource management projects. Norfolk led the proposal efforts for the successful Senegal Fisheries, Biodiversity and Livelihoods project and the Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resource Management project. Prior to Winrock,. she designed Counterpart International’s Blue Carbon Initiative resulting in it being featured at UNFCCC side events in Doha and Warsaw, as well as publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Norfolk has extensive experience with donor relationship management, particularly with USAID, USDOL and USDA, as well as four different foundations, and excels at bringing stakeholders together to design solutions to sustainability challenges. She has local work experience in Bolivia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Paraguay, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. She holds an M.A. in international policy and development from Georgetown and a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan.

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