The diagram below explains the governance structure.


– Design Technique and Implementation
LDD – Land Degradation Dynamics
SHARED – Stakeholder Approach to Risk Informed and Evidence Based Decision Making
FMNR – Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

Steering committee

This is the apex body that provides advisory and oversight roles, including the Project Management Unit, to ensure successful implementation and outcomes as laid out in the contract and action-description documents, and successful management of risks.

Bernard Crabbe

Alexandru Ghiurca

Policy officer, International Cooperation and Development, European Union

Davis Wamawungo

Vietnam Portfolio Advisor, World Vision

Inge Vianen

Global Leader CARE Climate Change and Resilience Platform

Olaf Westermann

Senior Technical Advisor on Climate Change, Agriculture & Livelihoods, CRS

Pierre Dembele

Executive Secretary, Sahel Eco

Teresa Nunes


Walter Engelberg

Portfolio Manager bei Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


National oversight and coordination committees

Each country has its own oversight and coordination committee to provide strategic and policy advice to partners, review work plans and progress, and provide overall guidance regarding implementation. The committees also help Regreening Africa identify opportunities for leverage and expansion of scale, and improve efficiency, effectiveness and impact.

Project management unit

Housed by ICRAF, the unit is home to the principal investigator, project manager and finance and administrative support staff. It is responsible for day-to-day management and decisions designated to the grant coordinator by the European Union.

Ravi Prabhu

Deputy DG, Research, ICRAF

Susan Chomba

Regreening Africa Project Manager, ICRAF

Joan Mativo

Administrative Officer, ICRAF

Winnie Achieng

Administrative Assistant, ICRAF

Oscar Kipruto


Project components

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

Karl Hughes

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Lead

Judith Oduol

Agricultural Economist

Hilda Kegode

Junior Scientist, Impact Acceleration & Learning Unit

Land Degradation Dynamics

Leigh Winowiecki

Land Degradation Dynamics

Tor Gunnar Vagen

Land Degradation Dynamics


Stakeholder Approach to Risk-informed and Evidence-based Decision-making (SHARED)

Constance Neely

Stakeholder Approach to Risk-informed and Evidence-based Decision-making (SHARED) Lead

Mieke Bourne

Stakeholder Approach to Risk-informed and Evidence-based Decision-making (SHARED)


Value Chains

Sammy Carsan

Value Chains

Grace Koech

Research Assistant, ICRAF



Susan Onyango

Communications Lead, ICRAF

May Muthuri

Communications Assistant, ICRAF

Akefetey Mamo


Dennis Garrity

Technical Advisor

Patrick Worms

Communications Advisor


Country teams

Comprised of combinations of international NGOs and ICRAF representatives work with national and local governments on implementation, coordination and generating impact. Country teams are supported technically by five ICRAF functions: monitoring, evaluation and learning; land degradation dynamics; stakeholder approach to risk informed and evidence-based decision making; design, techniques and implementation; and communication.

Asfaw Mariame

World Vision Project Manager, Ethiopia

Kiros Hadgu

ICRAF Country Representative, Ethiopia

Tadele Malefia

CRS Project Manager, Ethiopia

Edward Akunyagra

World Vision Project Manager, Ghana

Emilie Smith Dumont

Research Scientist-Systems, ICRAF + Project Country Manager, Ghana

Mawuli Apanka K. Asigbee

CRS Project Manager, Ghana

Charles Odhiambo

World Vision Project Manager, Kenya

Jonathan Muriuki

ICRAF Country Representative, Kenya and Senegal

Djalal Arinloye

ICRAF Representative Sahel & West and Central Africa Region, Mali

Josue Goita

World Vision Project Manager, Mali

Aminata Fofana

Soumaila Sogoba

Project Manager, Oxfam, Mali

Hamed Constantin Tchibozo

Project Manager, World Vision, Niger

Boube Chayaya AbdoulKadri

Project Manager, Care, Niger

Savadogo Patrice

Dryland Agroforestry Systems Scientist, ICRAF + Country Project Manager, ICRISAT, Niger

Alex Mugayi

World Vision Project Manager, Rwanda

Athanase Mukuralinda

ICRAF Country Representative, Rwanda

Anna Daba

World Vision Project Manager, Senegal

Catherine Dembele

Associate Scientist Systems & Trees, ICRAF, Senegal

Abraham Assefa

World Vision Project Manager, Somalia

Ahmed Hussein

The Economics of Land Degradation

Hosted by GIZ, strengthens the capacities of national governments and other partners to assess the costs of land degradation and the economic benefits of investments in sustainable land management. Several research partners are involved, linking the findings and capacity strengthening to other parts of Regreening Africa.

Mark Schauer

Coordinator for the ELD Initiative’s Secretariat at GIZ

Lara Beisiegel

Communications Specialist on implimentation tasks under the ELD Initiative’s Secretariat

Silke Schwedes

Coordinates up-scaling activities of ELD approaches and methodologies

Steering Committee

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Ravi Prabhu

Principal Investigator

Susan Chomba

Project Manager


Mark Schauer

World Vision

Davis Wamawungo

CARE International

Inge Vianen


Gina Castillo


Olaf Westermann

Sahel Eco

Pierre Dembele