CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

How is African leadership transforming landscapes?

GLF Live with Éliane Ubalijoro

By 2050, a quarter of the world’s population will live in Africa. The continent and its people have an increasingly crucial role to play in deciding our planet’s fate – and our own.

For the first time in its 52-year history, an African woman is steering the ship of a CGIAR research centre, CIFOR-ICRAF. Her mission is to “transform lives and landscapes with trees.”

In this exciting and exclusive interview, Dr Éliane Ubalijoro, the new CEO of CIFOR-ICRAF and director general of ICRAF, will share her personal and professional journey across three continents that has led up to this important position of leadership.

Tune in to learn about the deep connection with landscapes she forged while growing up in Rwanda, her journey studying and teaching global health in Canada and Europe, and her work to combat poverty and food insecurity across the Global South.

On 25 July at 09:00 UTC, find out how Dr Ubalijoro envisions the future of our planet, and what needs to change – from replenishing our soils to raising the importance of public and private sector partnerships and by ensuring women, elders, youth and Indigenous Peoples have a seat at the table.

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Éliane Ubalijoro

Chief Executive Officer, CIFOR-ICRAF
Director General, ICRAF