Thomas Brose has more than 25 years of professional work experience in local sustainable development. He holds a Diploma on International Agriculture with a focus on tropical and subtropical agriculture and as a Political Scientist. He joined the European Secretariat of Climate Alliance in February 2000 as coordinator of the development cooperation programme to support the indigenous partner organisation COICA (Coordination of the Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon basin). Since 2007 he has the position of Executive Director of climate Alliance.
He has experience in the development and supervision of participatory rural development programmes and the development of awareness raising campaigns. He has also experience in the development and implementation of EU funded projects.