Dr Susan Chomba is a natural resource governance scientist based at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). She currently leads one of the Centre’s mega projects, Regreening Africa whose primary goal is to reverse land degradation by scaling up proven and cost-effective restoration practices across eight countries in Africa including Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Niger, Mali, Senegal and Ghana. By restoring a million hectares of degraded land and benefiting at least 500,000 households, the project aims to contribute to food and nutritional security as well as economic benefits to rural households. Her research focuses on policies and institutions in forestry, climate change, agriculture and rural development in Africa.
Susan has led many multi-country and multi-institutional projects across research and development domains in Africa in the past 15 years. She is an affiliate at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and a steering committee member for the Commonwealth Scientific Conference organized by the Royal Society.
Susan holds a PhD in forest governance from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), a double MSc. in Agricultural Development and Agroforestry from the Universities of Copenhagen and Bangor (UK) respectively and a BSc. in Forestry from Moi University, Kenya. She is passionate about bridging the gap between research and sustainable development in Africa.