Joshua Wickerham

Joshua Wickerham

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Joshua Wickerham is chief advisor to the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council (ESC), a nonprofit devoted to transforming lives by assuring the sustainability and safe use of traditional medicinal plants. The ESC’s flagship project is the Ayahuasca Dialogues to build consensus on sustainability and safe use of this traditional medicine. Joshua specializes in designing and implementing transparent and credible international governance systems that balance economic growth with social and environmental sustainability. For more than ten years, he has worked in China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North and South America with government, corporate and nonprofit partners to advance sustainable development, offering research and advisory services such as stakeholder engagement, sustainability strategy design, organizational governance, and implementation of access and benefit sharing for. Recent clients include Botanical Dimensions, MAPS, UNEP, World Wildlife Foundation, UNCTAD, DotEco, and the ISEAL Alliance and its members (which include standards like Fairtrade, FSC, Rainforest Alliance and others). Joshua has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Michigan and Masters in International Relations and Pacific Studies from the University of California San Diego and speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Thai. In his spare time, Joshua tends an Urban Micro Garden at his home in Thailand and explores historical Chinese ethnopharmacology.