Keynote speakers

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  • Andrew Campbell

    Andrew Campbell

    Australia

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    Andrew Campbell is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).   His research interests span the interactions between climate, water, energy and agrifood systems, and the interface between science and policy. 

    Professor Campbell trained in forestry at Creswick and the University of Melbourne, and in agricultural knowledge systems at Wageningen University.  He was Australia's first National Landcare Facilitator and remains involved in his family farm in south-eastern Australia.

  • Christian Dupraz

    Christian Dupraz

    France

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    Christian Dupraz is a senior scientist at INRA (French National Institute for Agronomical Research). He worked on fodder trees, afforestation techniques including treeshelters, agroforestry and agrivoltaic systems. He set up agroforestry experiments in France that have been continuously monitored for almost 25 years, providing unique datasets. With his team and many colleagues from different countries he developped biophysical models of tree-crop interactions in alley-cropping systems, and evidenced the high Land Equivalent Ratio of temperate alley-cropping systems. He wrote the reference guidebook about temperate zone agroforestry entitled "Agroforestry : trees and crops" first published in 2008. Christian Dupraz was the founding President of the French Agroforestry association in 2007 and of the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) in 2011. He has been committed to lobby for agroforestry at the French and European levels since 1998. He is also an elected member of the Occitanie Region Parliament.

  • Roger Leakey

    Roger Leakey

    United Kingdom

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    Roger Leakey FRGS has both practical (NDA, CDA) and academic (DSc, PhD, BSc) qualifications in Agriculture. He has been Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF 1993–1997) and Professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Development of James Cook University, in Cairns, Australia (2001–2006); and was a Coordinating Lead Author in the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD, 2006-2009). He is author of "Living with the Trees of Life - Towards to Transformation of Tropical Agriculture" (CABI, 2012) and "Multifunctional Agriculture – Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa" (Academic Press 2017) and currently is Vice President of the International Tree Foundation.

  • Cheikh Mbow

    Cheikh Mbow

    USA

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    Dr Cheikh Mbow is the Executive Director of START-International in Washington DC. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at Michigan State University’s Department of Forestry. Dr. Cheikh Mbow has been a Senior Scientist on Climate Change and Development at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Lead Author for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) of IPCC-AR5, and Lead Author for the scoping of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services-IPBES. Mbow is now a Coordinating Lead Author for the Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land and lead author of IPCC AR6 on AFOLU. He served in many Scientific Committees such as the Global Land Program (2005-2011), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program-IGBP from 2012-2014, Future Earth (2013-2015). His research is on tree cover dynamics and recovery in the Sahel. 

  • Tony Simons

    Tony Simons

    Kenya

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    Tony Simons is the Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre. Tony has worked for 27 years on issues at the tropical agriculture/forestry interface in more than 40 developing countries. This has spanned the private sector (Shell Forestry), academia (University of Oxford), official development assistance (ODA/DFID) and research (CGIAR). He holds a B.Ag.Sci degree from Massey University, NZ as well as Masters and Doctoral degrees from Cambridge University, UK.

    In 2009, he was made an Honorary Professor in Tropical Forestry at the University of Copenhagen. Tony is a Board member of Africa Centre Technology Studies, Plant Resources of Tropical Africa, DANONE Livelihood Fund and DCM International Imaging. He is also the Leader of IUFRO Forest and Water Task Force. He has published over 100 research papers and has sat on several journal editorial boards. His interests span the seven major research themes of ICRAF encompassing: tree germplasm; agroforestry systems; tree product marketing and extension; land health; climate change; environmental services and policies; and tropical forest margins. He is passionate about the transformative and profitable change that the private sector can bring to development.

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    Representative of the European Commission (to be confirmed)

    Belgium

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    Representative of the French Government (to be confirmed)

    France

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    Wanjira Mathai (to be confirmed)

    Co-chair, Global Restoration Council
    Kenya

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    Christiana Figueres (to be confirmed)

    Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010-2016, Costa Rican diplomat
    Costa Rica

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    H.E Dr.Eyasu Abraha Alle (to be confirmed)

    State Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resource
    Ethiopia

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