Joshua Wickerham

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.

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 DimensionsMAPSUNEPWorld Wildlife FoundationUNCTADDotEco, 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.