Luke Pritchard brings over a decade of experience in international development, tropical forestry, natural resource governance, and climate change to the GCF Task Force Secretariat. Prior to joining the GCF Task Force, Luke worked as a policy advisor and researcher in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific on initiatives funded by donors, development banks, foundations, and the private sector—focusing on the nexus of deforestation and climate change. Luke has helped develop technical tools for forest carbon accounting and contributed to papers on climate finance, safeguards, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV), and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Luke currently sits on the Steering Committee of the LEDS GP Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group and holds an MSc in Agricultural Development and an MSc in Environmental and Forest Sciences. With the GCF Task Force Luke works regionally with members and coordinators in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Plus, he coordinates the network’s work on agricultural supply chain initiatives and deep decarbonization planning.