Dr. Mark Freudenberger is a senior associate at Tetra Tech ARD and director of the Land Tenure and Property Rights Sector. In this capacity, he also serves as the project manager for the PRADD II conflict diamonds program in Côte d’Ivoire, the Central African Republic, and Guinea. Freudenberger was the chief of party for the USAID Property Rights and Resource Governance Program (PRRGP) where he coordinated the implementation of all components of the 5-year, $52 million program providing analytical support to the USAID Washington Land and Urban Office. He has supervised over those years implementation of 8 country programs in the Central African Republic, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Sri Lanka. He contributed technical assistance to Tetra Tech ARD’s Millennium Challenge Account land tenure services project in Burkina Faso. Dr. Freudenberger brings strong experience in resource tenure and property rights, eco-regional conservation and development planning, natural resource management in francophone countries, regional planning, decentralization and rural governance, community co-management of natural resources, and participatory rural appraisal. Freudenberger has over 30 years of field experience in natural resource management in Sahelian West Africa and Madagascar.
Dr. Freudenberger directed for 11 years a USAID eco-regional conservation and development programs in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. During this time, he designed and implemented a cyclone recovery program for USAID Madagascar.