Dr. Andrew Wardell has over 38 years of experience working on natural resource governance, capacity development and finance issues in over twenty South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa countries. He is a Principal Scientist with the Value Chains, Finance and Investment team based in Montpellier. He is involved in Flagship 3 of the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) research programme, notably on P 2 (Plantations) and P 20 (Approaches to Sustainability). He is also Principal Investigator on a new IDRC-funded research project ‘Globalizations in a nutshell. Opportunities and risks for women shea producers and shea parklands in Burkina Faso’. Previously he was Research Director of CIFOR’s Forests and Governance Programme. Dr. Wardell has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agricultural Botany from the University of Reading, a Master of Science in Forestry and its relation to Land Use from the University of Oxford, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental History exploring the legacy of British colonial rule on contemporary forest policy and practice in Ghana from the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Wardell was formerly a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for World Environment History at the University of Sussex, and a Danish diplomat. He has published 3 books and edited collections, over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and 70 technical publications. He is currently working on a CITES book project with Cambridge University Press.