Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
Girma Kelboro Mensuro is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. He holds a PhD in agriculture, an MSc in tropical forestry and a BSc in forestry. His scientific field of expertise involves environmental social sciences and development research with emphasis on smallholder farming and natural resource management. He has been conducting interdisciplinary research on conservation and livelihoods, protected areas, smallholder agriculture, agroforestry, cultural landscape heritage, indigenous/local knowledge, rural-urban interfaces, and sustainability themes in the last 15 years. He has been advising/co-supervising and teaching students in these themes at the University of Bonn and Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He has been publishing widely on conservation-livelihood conflicts, agroforestry, and smallholder farming. Currently, he is the PI of research projects on cultural landscape heritages in Eastern Africa and rural-urban interfaces funded by Volkswagen Foundation and the German Research Foundation respectively.
Session Description: While actions to preserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change can contribute to poverty alleviation and social equity, careful management is needed to address potential trade-offs. Biodiversity loss poses a significant threat to our ecosystems, compromising essential services like clean air, water, and food production. Read more