Dr. Susan Chomba is based at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, where she currently leads one of its mega-projects, Regreening Africa. Its primary objective is to reverse land degradation by scaling up proven, cost-effective technologies across eight African countries. With over 15 years of experience, Chomba works on climate change policies, land tenure, equity, vulnerability, and gender. She is passionate about applying research to inform development, and works towards bridging the gap between the two. Chomba believes that research is critical for transforming the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa, and development interventions informed by research are most effective. She holds a BSc In forestry from Moi University, Kenya, a double MSc in agricultural development and agroforestry from the Universities of Copenhagen and Bangor (UK), respectively, and a PhD in forest governance from the University of Copenhagen.