About Richard Dawson
I am an educator and project manager with over 20 years practice in education for sustainable development and learning from nature. My focus is on helping organisations to improve the quality of their learning provision for a sustainable future and enhance their ability to deliver projects effectively with lasting benefits. I have worked in over 30 countries with NGOs, government, business and civil society organisations.
I established Wild Awake as a not-for-profit social enterprise. Its purpose is to develop and provide learning which inspires change towards a more sustainable planet, and support people to live healthy and happy lives which respect natural limits. It achieves this through providing learning which reconnects people with the natural world through first-hand experience. It brings educational expertise in terms of curriculum development, writing activities, training and consultancy in pursuit of this.
I bring over 20 years of practical experience in the field of education, delivering a range of projects focusing on climate change and education for sustainable development. I have worked cross-sector with governments, civil society and academic partners to analyse, design and implement education programmes which address a sustainable future and empower people with hopeful solutions for their future. I bring a strong track record of delivering complex projects with diverse partners. This is supported by excellent technical knowledge of climate change, environmental management and sustainable development, backed by good communication skills to deliver effective messages.
Specialties: Effective learning and teaching, education for sustainable development, organisational capacity building, strategic and project planning and management, learning from nature, training skills, effective communication, education management.
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Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Restore Our Planet
Managing Director, Think Wild Foundation
Zoo / Rehabilitation Biologist, Gorewada Zoo & Rescue Centre, Maharashtra
Environment Engineer , Al Noor Environment Consultants Sharjah
MSc Ecology student , Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Chief Operations Officer , Biodiversity Hub International (BHI)
Education Taskforce Lead, Youth4Nature
Architect & Researcher, Pedagooogia 3000 Research Institute, America
Programme Director, Selamatkan Yaki
Researcher and Founder, University College of Estate Management
Producer Director Communications Specialist, One Health Productions