Podcast series: Demystifying landscape approaches’ complexity and moving science forward!

Podcast 1: Landscape approaches what they are? Where? How?

 

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Cora van Oosten

I am a geographer with over 25 years of experience on landscape I am a geographer with over 25 years of experience on landscape approaches and capacity development worldwide. I work with the Center for development innovation – WUR and the Global Landscape Forum -GLF. I always carry with a globe. My trademark, for me the globe stands for the world as one, but also a collection of many places, and landscapes, each with a unique with its own identity, challenges, and its own strength.

Freddy Sayi Siangulube

PhD candidate with the University of Amsterdam & CIFOR researching, interested on landscape governances on natural resource management. He is focusing on multistakeholder platforms processes, particularly understanding how decision-making works about on the multistakeholder platforms. In the last two years, I have been working on the COLAND project trying to implement the integrated landscape approach in Kalomo Zambia. He is a Forest Officer with Ministry of lands and natural resources in Zambia

James Reed

I research strategies to reconcile conservation and development objectives in the tropics, in particular, I am interested in integrated landscape approaches with projects in Zambia, Ghana and Indonesia where we are trying to operationalize landscape approaches.  I work with the Sustainable Landscape and Livelihoods group at CIFOR- ICRAF.

Marcela Quintero

I am an ecologist and Agronomist by training, with long experience on assessing impact of agricultural landscapes, in particular on identifying mechanisms to nudge them towards a sustainable pathway. I lead the Multifunctional landscapes team at The Alliance of Bioversity CIAT 

Podcast 2a: Confessions from CGIAR researchers – CGIAR’s role/contributions/bottlenecks for supporting landscape approaches

 

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Fred Kizito

I am a soil scientist and a landscape hydrologist. I joined the Alliance of Biodiversity, over a decade ago.  My work is mainly around landscape hydrology. I have worked in Ghana for the last seven years. I also worked in Nairobi, Kenya, for about three years, and Rwanda as well, for 2 years. I have been with CIAT for the last 9 years, and before that I was with IWMI for 3 years. Currently, my work is focused around facilitating decision support at the interface of climate, agriculture, natural resource management, within farming systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Frederic Baudron

I am a systems agronomist working for CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre. I’ve spent 20 years working in I am a systems agronomist working for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT). I have about 20 years of experience developing solutions with and for smallholders in East and Southern Africa. My landscape work relates to the investigation of nature-agriculture relations, crop-livestock integration, agroforestry, biocontrol of crop pests and nutrition.

Fiona Flintan

I am working for ILRI. I have been based in Ethiopia for the last 15 years. I was working as a consultant before working for ILRI. I worked with different NGOs as well. Now, I am based in Rome, because I have an agreement with IFAD, where I give two days of my time to work with IFAD. The connection with IFAD has been I am working for ILRI. I have been based in Ethiopia for the last 15 years. Now, I am based in Rome, because ILRI has an agreement with IFAD, where I give two days of my time to supporting IFAD on land tenure and governance in pastoral areas, and building collaboration with CGIAR centres in relation to this. The connection with IFAD has been cultivated through the International Land Coalition, which is a network of organisations, including CGIAR centres working on land issues. The landscape that I will be talking about is shared grazing lands in Tanzania, that have been secured for communities through an IFAD funded project.

Podcast 2a: Confessions from CGIAR researchers – GCIAR’s role/contributions/bottlenecks for research contributing to landscape approaches

 

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Terry Sunderland

I am professor of Tropical forestry at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, Canada; and I am also senior associate with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). I previously worked for CIFOR between 2006 and 2018 as a principal scientist working solely on landscape scale interventions in tropical forestry.

Marlène Elias

I am the Gender Lead at The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Before and since joining CGIAR, most of my work has focused on forests, agroforestry, and some has focused on small water reservoirs–all from a gender and social inclusion perspective. Working on issues related to the management of common property resources necessarily involves looking at how people work together over relatively large landscapes.

Podcast 3: Learning from one of the oldest landscape approaches: Integrated Water Resource Management.

 

 

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Birhanu Zemadim

My name is Birhanu Zemadin. I am Land and Water Management specialist working in ICRISAT for WCA Central Africa, as a Senior Scientist.

Meron Teferi Taye

My name is Meron Tesfaye Taye. I am a researcher at IWMI, in Ethiopia office. I am a My name is Meron Teferi Taye,  I am a researcher at IWMI Ethiopia office. A hydrologist and a FLAIR research fellow on Royal Society funded project.”

Thomas Falk 

I am an Institutional Economist working at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. 

Mathew McCartney

I am a Hydrologist, working at the International Water Management Institute.