Fiona is a Senior Scientist specialising in natural resource management and land governance and tenure, participatory land use planning, pastoralism, participatory rangeland management (PRM), gender and conflict resolution and/or transformation.
Currently she is based in Rome hosted by the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT. She has spent significant time working in East Africa particularly Ethiopia and Tanzania, as well as short-term assignments and research in other parts of Africa and in Asia. She also works at the global level raising awareness on rangelands amongst global actors and advocating for more attention to be paid to them. This includes participating in preparations for the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, in the call for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) and being an active participant and supporter of the Global Landscapes Forum. For several years she coordinated the global Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition, and still plays an active role in this
Alternative CGIAR representative:
Frija Aymen (ICARDA) | a.frija [at] cgiar.org