Susan Chomba

Dr Susan Chomba is a social scientist with over 15 years of experience in governance, policies and institutions in forestry, agriculture and rural development in Africa. She works on climate change policies, land tenure, equity, vulnerability and gender.

She holds a PhD in forest governance from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), a double MSc. in agricultural development and Agroforestry from the Universities of Copenhagen and Bangor (UK) respectively and a BSc. In forestry from Moi University, Kenya. Susan is based at the World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Nairobi where she currently leads one of the Centre’s mega projects, (Regreening Africa), whose primary objective is to reverse land degraded by scaling up proven and cost-effective technologies across eight countries in Africa.

Susan is passionate about applying research to inform development and works towards bridging the gap between the two. Susan believes research is critical for transforming lives and livelihoods of small holder farmers in Africa; and development interventions are most effective when they are informed by research and vice versa.