The ASB global coordination office (GCO) has pivotal roles in coordinating research, and leading synthesis, communication, and translation of ASB research results into global public goods to be used by a variety of audiences. The ASB GCO is hosted by The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), in Nairobi, Kenya.
ASB global coordination office (GCO) staff
Lalisa Duguma is Scientist with the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins and World Agroforestry Centre based in Nairobi Kenya. He is a forester and agroforester by training and has over 10 years of experience working on people-forest interactions, deforestation and forest degradation, the economics of rural land uses, dryland ecology, sustainable natural resources management and on-farm plant ecology.
Currently he is mainly working on synergies and trade-offs between climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in the land use sector, landscape multifunctionality metrics, landscape approaches to emission reduction, REDD+, environmental services and related fields of research. Prior to joining ASB-ICRAF, he worked at various international and national organizations such as Bioversity International, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), among others.
Elizabeth is Communications Manager for Environmental Services Science Domain at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins. She has over seven years’ experience working as a Communications Specialist with research institutions. She is mainly responsible for Knowledge generation and dissemination with particular focus on building bridges between science and its target audience –>decision/policymakers, media, communities and general public. This involves science writing and messaging in various appropriate formats, including traditional, new/social media and Web 2.0. She coordinates publication production process for all publications produced in the unit, including the development, review and publishing of journal special issues and books. She also manages communication and publicity at high level policy events including at the UNFCCC where she has facilitated collaboration with CGIAR and other key institutions to enhance outreach. ASB is a partnership with global representation and presence in Southeast Asia, West Africa and Latin America where benchmark sites have been established to conduct relevant research pilot studies. Elizabeth works to enhance collaboration between the various teams through various knowledge management tools and platforms.
Dr Meine van Noordwijk
In addition to being Chief Science Advisor for the Centre, Meine van Noordwijk leads the organization-wide environmental services research area. From 2002 to 2008 he was Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia. Before joining the Centre, Meine was a senior research officer in the Root Ecology Section at the DLO Institute for Soil Fertility Research in Haren, the Netherlands, concentrating on models of the relationships between soil fertility, nutrient use efficiency and root development of crops and trees. He also worked for two years as a lecturer in botany and ecology at the University of Juba in Sudan. Meine has a PhD in Agricultural Science from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands and an MSc in Biology from the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands.