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.

Bishop Dr Simon Chiwanga

Retired Bishop Dr. Simon E. Chiwanga is the Founder and Chairman of LEAD Foundation – a local NGO based in Dodoma, Tanzania. He is a development champion with experience of more than 50 years of service and leadership in public, private, political, and religious sectors. He served as the Minister for Education during Mwalimu Nyerere’s regime and he has served as the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Mpwapwa for 17 years before he retired and founded LEAD Foundation in 2011. LEAD Foundation is deeply committed to an integrated approach that treats leadership formation, environmental conservation, and action for community development as one package for the transformation of communities and their environment. In Tanzania, LEAD Foundation has been leading the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) movement in restoring degraded landscapes particularly in the semi-arid central Tanzania.