|Ujjwal Prasad Pradhan, PhD|
Dr Pradhan has a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University, which focussed on Property Rights and State Intervention in Hill Irrigation Systems in Nepal.
Joined December 2008. Country of origin: Nepal. Dr Pradhan is based in Bogor, Indonesia. He is responsible for leading scientific teams, mobilising resources, building partnerships, conducting research, reporting and managerial supervision for Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China.
Meine van Noordwijk, PhD
Chief Science Advisor
Dr van Noordwijk guides the global integration of the Centre’s science, as well as participating in a number of projects. He holds a PhD from Wageningen University, Netherlands
Joined June 1993. Country of origin: Netherlands.
Atiek Widayati, PhD
Dr Widayati has a PhD from University of Northumbria, UK
Landscape analyses within the context of climate change mitigation, i.e. towards the mechanism of REDD+, including land-use and land-cover changes and the consequences for aboveground emission and opportunity costs; drivers of land-use changes; landscape dynamics of biomass/carbon-stock assessments in forest-agroforest-agriculture environments; participatory approaches for rural livelihood assessments; intervention design for low emission development at subnational level. Sustainability assessments and trade-offs between forest conservation and local livelihoods with the specific case of non-timber forest product harvesting; covering spatial analyses, forest-vegetation analyses, community-based and participatory research approaches, multivariate statistics. Spatial and quantitative analyses for Clean Development Mechanism site selection by integrating geospatial, population and socioeconomic data sets and land-use and land-cover change analyses for the benchmark site in Indonesia.
Beria Leimona, PhD
RUPES Project Coordinator
Dr Leimona has a PhD from Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands
Overall coordinator of the Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services (RUPES) Phase 2 project in Asia. A project coordinator and researcher specializing in environmental services and community-based natural resource management issues with over seven years of experience in policy analysis, program development, design and implementation, project management, project communication and institutional development. Develops and oversees pro-poor reward for environmental services initiatives in Asia with international donor organizations, regional government partners, research and civil society organizations. Applies experimental economics and natural resource governance to analyze and design solutions to enhancing environmental services, poverty alleviation, fairness and efficiency issues of innovative rewards for environmental schemes, including the pro-poor carbon market and climate change mitigation. Experience includes natural resource governance and policy, environmental and social impact assessment, training program development, donor program coordination, and institutional capacity strengthening. Designs, plans, organizes and evaluates multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder activities. Monitors and evaluates project performance toward strategic, programmatic and financial objectives.
Tree And Market Specialist
Ms Khasanah has an MSc in Agroclimatology, Bogor Agricultural Institute, Bogor, Indonesia
Prasit Wangpakapattanawong, PhD
Country Representative - Thailand
Rodel D. Lasco, PhD
Sr. Natural Resources Management Scientist
Dr Lasco holds a PhD Forestry in Silviculture and Environmental Studies from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. He is also the coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Joined January 2008. Country of origin: Philippines. Dr Lasco is responsible for taking leadership in assuring the quality, integration, planning and implementation of all our activities in the Philippines.
Dr Suyanto has a PhD in Economics from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Principle Scientist Poverty, Environmental Services and Property Rights. Positions held: (1). Principle scientist “Poverty, environmental services and property rights”; (2). Project Manager for “Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services that They Provide (RUPES)” for the site in Sumberjaya, Lampung; (3) Project Manager for “Efficient and Fair ways of Avoiding Carbon Emissions in Indonesia’s Forest Margins: next steps in Negotiation Support Systems” (Ford Foundation Project); (4) project Manager for “Sustainable livelihood options and carbon rights: a basis for efficient and fair emission reduction in the Central Kalimantan Ex-Mega Rice Project” (AUSAID Project); (5) Project Manager for “Fair, Efficient and Sustainable Emission Reduction from Land Use in Indonesia (FESERLUI)” – (Packard Project); (6) Project Leader for ALLREDDI;
Xu Jianchu, PhD
Country Representative - China
Dr Xu is the senior scientist and country coordinator, based in Beijing, as well as visiting professor at Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science.
Ceres M Pasamba
Management Services Leader
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