Isilda Nhantumbo

Consultant. Formerly senior researcher, Natural Resources (leaving IIED in October 2017)

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Languages: English, English, Portuguese


Forestry, REDD+, forestry economics, natural resources management and policy analysis.

Before IIED

Independent consultant on natural resources management and policy analysis for FAO (Ghana, Zimbabwe and headquarters), the UN Drylands Development Centre in Nairobi, the World Bank in Mozambique, and IIED.

Between 2000 and 2006, country programme coordinator, then coordinator for the Development of the Southern Africa Forestry Programme, at IUCN.

Current work

Forests and climate change with particular emphasis on the Reduction of Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).

The work involves:

  • Supporting development and implementation of forest-based climate strategies with partners in sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam and Brazil;
  • Undertaking broader international work to ensure local forest rights, practical governance and capacity development approaches are integrated into REDD preparations and other forest-based climate strategies linked to the post-2012 UNFCCC agreements.