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APPOINTMENT OF THE MONTH
Policy research organisation the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has a new director, Andrew Norton. Norton’s most recent position was director of research at the Overseas Development Institute. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, with field experience in western, eastern and southern Africa, south Asia and the Caribbean, as well as roles at the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development.
Based at IIED’s London headquarters, Norton will continue to work with outgoing director Camilla Toulmin at IIED as she takes on a senior fellow role. “At IIED, we have always believed in getting our hands dirty by listening to and engaging with people to try to find solutions to difficult problems,” says Toulmin. “I believe Andrew's deep understanding and engagement for the issues we work on will give the institute great momentum as it navigates the post-2015 agenda.”
Norton says: “The urgent challenges of bringing the world to zero net greenhouse gas emissions while empowering the world's poorest people to transform their lives will profoundly change the way we think about development.”