Kaspar Schmidt is a Forest Scientist (ETH Zurich) with a PhD on Rural Livelihoods and Development in Kyrgyzstan (University of Reading). He has worked in development cooperation and research since 1999 and has particular expertise in natural resources management and governance, forestry, local livelihoods, climate change and poverty alleviation. Kaspar also has significant experience in project planning and evaluation as well as in policy analysis and development. He joined Helvetas in 2006 and has led the working area Environment and Climate Change since 2013 after four years of advisory work on community forestry in the Himalayas in Bhutan.
- Boris Orlowsky, Pierluigi Calanca, Irshad Ali, Jawad Ali, Agustin Elguera Hilares, Christian Huggel, Inamullah Khan, Raphael Neukom, Arjumand Nizami, Muhammad Abbas Qazi, Carmenza Robledo, Mario Rohrer, Nadine Salzmann, Kaspar Schmidt (2017) Climate corridors for strategic adaptation planning. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 9, Issue 6, pp.811-828.
- Janer Carter, Kaspar Schmidt, Patrick Robinson, Thomas Stadtmüller, Arjumand Nizami (Eds) (2009) Forests, landscapes and governance: multiple actors, multiple roles. SDC, Helvetas, Intercooperation.
- Kaspar Schmidt (2007) Livelihoods and forest management in transition - knowledge and strategies of local people in the walnut-fruit forests in Kyrgyzstan. PhD thesis, University of Reading UK.