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Dr. Philip Osano - Non-Resident Research Fellow


Dr. Osano is currently involved in the preparation of the African Union Strategy for the Accelerated African Agricultural Transformation Goals to guide the continent-wide implementation of the CAADP (Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme) for the 2015-2025 decade. He is a multidisciplinary scholar with a diverse research
and academic interest at the science-policy interface in environment and development.
He has published and lectured on topics that span a range of disciplines, including environmental policy and governance, biodiversity and livelihoods in African dry lands, sustainability science, ecological economics, climate change adaptation, environmental-security linkages, agricultural development, and sustainability education. He also serves as a reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals. He has worked and consulted for several organizations and universities, including Birdlife International, United Nations Environment Program(UNEP), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Florida Gulf Coast University (USA), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) – Zurich, among others. A Fellow of the Sauvé Scholars Program (Canada), he holds a PhD degree in Geography from McGill University, Canada, an MSc degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a BSc degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University, Kenya.