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Dominic Stucker

Collective Leadership Institute , Managing Partner

Santa Marta, Colombia

Dominic is a convener and collaborator who brings together diverse action teams to address complex sustainability challenges. He is facile with group processes and able to thrive within different cultures and sectors. Dominic cares deeply about the Earth, the community of life, and future generations, and envisions a world that is just, sustainable, and peaceful.

Dominic is Managing Partner at the Collective Leadership Institute, with offices in Germany and South Africa. He facilitates high quality, multi-sector dialogue and collaboration trainings for individuals and teams of sustainability leaders and development practitioners. He also coaches and collaborates with multi-stakeholder teams in designing and leading complex change processes for sustainability transformations, including:

Middle East and Northern Africa
• Energy sector transformation, Egypt
• Dual system enhancement, Egypt
• Water supply, Palestine
• Integrated water resources management (IWRM), Kairouan, Tunisia
• Empowering CSOs to contribute to IWRM, Southern Mediterranean region

Sub-Saharan Africa
• Water security, Lusaka, Zambia
• Pollution reduction, Kampala, Uganda

Central, South, and Southeast Asia
• Counter narcotics, customs, and trade collaboration, Afghanistan-Pakistan border
• Sustainable and equitable tuna value chain, Philippines
• Environmental cooperation, Central Asia
• Textile supply chain water security, Pakistan
• Social integration, Sri Lanka
• Sustainable and equitable timber and timber products value chain, Laos
• Food and nutritional security, Cambodia
• Child welfare, Cambodia

Latin America
• Sustainable agriculture, Haiti
• Sustainable and equitable orange juice value chain, Brazil

Partners and clients have included CAREC, GIZ, IUCN, IWMI, Oxfam, UNDP, UNICEF, UNODC, USAID, and WWF, plus a great diversity of national and local public sector, private sector, and civil society organizations.

Dominic earned his MA in Environmental Security and Governance from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, MA in Teaching from Brown University, and BA in Comparative Literature (English, French, and German) from Stanford University. He lives with his wife and 12-year-old twin boys in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Selected Publications
Dominic co-edited a 20 case study volume for Earthscan / Routledge in  2014 on Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability. The project was funded by Brown International Advanced Research Institute.

Dominic published a feature article with colleagues Jusipbek Kazbekov, Murat Yakubov, and Kai Wegerich of the International Water Management Institute entitled Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation in the Mountain Research and Development Journal, Vol 32, No 3, September 2012.

With friend and colleague Lisa Jokivirta, Dominic wrote an article entitled We’re in This Together: Five reasons why young people are needed to solve the climate crisis for Monday Developments Magazine, August 2011 issue.

Dominic published a chapter entitled Environmental Injustices, Unsustainable Livelihoods, and Conflict: Natural Capital Inaccessibility and Loss among Rural Households in Tajikistan in EnvironmentalJustice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union (MIT Press, 2009), edited by Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger.

See more articles and policy documents written by Dominic and colleagues on youth engagement.

Selected Videos

Talk at Oxfam America Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts on A Systems Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: Barriers and Bridges in Water Management, February 2014

Youth Voices at the Nature Olympics filmed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea by Mohammad Masum and the IUCN Media Team, September 2012

In his previous roles as Steering Committee member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and Convener of the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability, Dominic played a central role in organizing youth integration and contributions leading up to and during the Congress.

Earth Charter Youth Leadership Team in Ahmedabad, India, produced by Gabriella Monteiro, November 2007

Then International Youth Coordinator, Dominic convened Earth Charter’s first Youth Leadership Team at this International Conference on Environment Education. Gabi was one of the dozen members, one of two representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Updated January 2019.