Christy Williams is the Country Director for WWF-Myanmar. Christy has more than 17 years conservation leadership expertise in Asia. For over 15 years, he worked with governments and other stakeholders of eight countries across Asia and has the experience of assisting projects in over 30 Protected Areas. Since 2016, he has been leading the WWF-Myanmar Country Office to influence the conservation agenda of Myanmar as the country opens up. The work in Myanmar ranges from boots on the ground to protect wildlife from poaching to protecting the forests and freshwater by influencing investments in Myanmar via a green economy approach. Having led the efforts to get a landmark MoU on conservation capacity building with Asia’s oldest Ethnic armed group, the Karen National Union (KNU) signed, he is now focussed on securing the forests of the Dawna Tennaserim Landscape along the Thai-Myanmar border. He is excited about the opportunity PALRC could provide to bring some of the best practices in PA management to Myanmar through various capacity building initiatives. He also often engages in conservation policy work that involves meeting political leaders such as Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and other ministers of the new National League for Democracy Government. Christy has a B.Sc. in Physics, M.S. in Ecology and Ph.D. in Wildlife Science.