Davison Gumbo is a Scientist for the Forests and Livelihoods programme. A geographer by discipline, with a PhD from Clark University, in the United States, Davison specialises in social and ecological linkages; natural resource management, community based natural resources management, bio-energy, rural livelihoods and community adaptation to climate change. He has experiences with a broad range of research skills including GIS and remote sensing analysis. His research work has largely been in eastern and southern Africa, with several papers published on social and environmental issues, forestry policy, and rural livelihoods. Prior to joining CIFOR, he worked for the WWF-Southern Africa Regional Office, as an Ecoregion Leader and prior to that as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography at Mt Holyoke College, Massachusetts.
Scientist, Forests and Livelihoods Programme
Key areas of expertise
Environmental information systems, natural resource management, management and conservation of biodiversity, local level institutions, income generation and monitoring of the impact of natural resource utilization strategies.
Investigating the interplay between social and ecological systems and impacts on livelihoods
English, Shona and Ndebele