Principal researcher - Drylands, Climate Change Group; Team leader climate resilience, productivity and equity in the drylands
Policy analysis on dryland livehoods systems, particularly pastoralism; design and delivery of policy-oriented training based on experiential learning; and policy-oriented communications and advocacy.
Action-research mainstreaming adaptation into local government planning in Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania involving the design, piloting and assessment of devolved financial mechanisms to access and manage climate finance; devolved government decision-making frameworks to enable community prioritisation of funds; resilience planning tools that incorporate climate information; and M&E systems to track development impacts as a result of improved adaptation.
Action research on mainstreaming knowledge on dryland livelihood systems and their management of variability and unpredictability for food production and economic development into university under-graduate and graduate curricula in Ethiopia and Kenya.
Director of the Arid Lands Information Network, Dakar, Senegal.
English and French