is a member of the IPES-Food panel, and the Director of Vital Landscapes at the World Resources Institute (WRI), where she leads WRI Africa’s work on forest protection and landscape restoration, food systems transformation, water and governance. She is a scientist with extensive research and development experience in more than 20 countries across Africa. Susan is a global ambassador for the Race to Zero and Resilience under the UN High Level Champions for Climate Action. She serves on advisory boards of several organizations and has received several global recognitions for her work - including being named as one of Global Landscapes Forum’s ‘16 Women Restoring the Earth’ in 2021 and one of the top 25 women shaping climate action globally by Greenbiz.
Susan holds a PhD from in forest governance from the university of Copenhagen, Denmark, two MSc.s from the universities of Copenhagen and Bangor, and a BSc. in forestry from Moi university in Kenya.