Lafcadio has worked over the past 25 years in a variety of roles and institutions in North America and the Asia-Pacific region on market transformation campaigns and private sector sustainability, policy analysis, institutional strengthening and community and rights-based natural resource management. He founded Greenpeace’s Papua New Guinea office, worked three years as a Senior Program Officer with the US AID-funded Biodiversity Support Program in Indonesia and helped coordinate the campaign that led to the Boreal Forest Agreement in Canada. He started his career as a volunteer with the Institute for Appropriate Technology Development a local Indonesian community development NGO in central Java and has authored several books and publications on related issues.