Kata Wagner

Researcher (forests and prosperity), Natural Resources

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian (intermediate)


Small forest enterprises; non-timber forest products; capacity building for small-scale enterprise development; forest producer organisations; linked livelihood and conservation approaches

Before IIED

  • Postdoctoral research fellow (FONASO fellowship) at Bangor University and the University of Copenhagen, apiculture in livelihood and conservation interventions in sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Associate professional officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), community-based forest enterprise development, watershed management and sustainable mountain development 
  • Project officer with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) in Australia, integrated basin reporting and risk assessment 


  • MSc physical geography, environmental management and agricultural sciences (Humboldt University and Freie University, Berlin, Germany)
  • BSc geography (Humboldt University and Freie University, Berlin, Germany)

Current work

Supporting climate-resilient community forest enterprise development and strengthening locally-controlled forestry organisations with special emphasis on Africa

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