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

Head of Rural Development, European Union

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

Senior Grants Manager LAC, SAF & WAF | Programme Oversight Team |Programme Portfolio Oversight & Development Team, Oxfam GB

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

Database Assistant, ICRAF


Project components

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

Karl Hughes

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Lead, ICRAF

Judith Oduol

Agricultural Economist, ICRAF

Hilda Kegode

Junior Scientist, Impact Acceleration & Learning Unit

Land Degradation Dynamics

Leigh Winowiecki

Land Degradation Dynamics Lead, ICRAF

Tor Gunnar Vagen

Land Degradation Dynamics Lead, ICRAF


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, ICRAF

Mieke Bourne

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


Value Chains

Sammy Carsan

Value Chains Lead, ICRAF

Grace Koech

Research Assistant, ICRAF



Susan Onyango

Communications Lead, ICRAF

May Muthuri

Communications Assistant, ICRAF

Gilberte Koffi

Communications Officer, ICRAF

Dennis Garrity

Technical Advisor, ICRAF

Patrick Worms

Communications Advisor, ICRAF

Akefetey Mamo


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.

Kiros Hadgu

ICRAF Country Representative, Ethiopia

Tadele Malefia

CRS Project Manager, Ethiopia

Asfaw Mariame

World Vision Project Manager, Ethiopia

Savadogo Patrice

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

Edward Akunyagra

World Vision Project Manager, Ghana

Mawuli Apanka K. Asigbee

CRS Project Manager, Ghana

Jonathan Muriuki

ICRAF Country Representative, Kenya and Senegal

Charles Odhiambo

World Vision Project Manager, Kenya

Erick Otieno

Research Assistant, ICRAF

Djalal Arinloye (1)

ICRAF Representative Sahel & West and Central Africa Region, Mali

Soumaila Sogoba

Project Manager, Oxfam, Mali

Aminata Fofana

CRS Head of Department Agriculture/ Livelihoods

Josue Goita

World Vision Project Manager, Mali

Hamed Constantin Tchibozo

Project Manager, World Vision, Niger

Boube Chayaya AbdoulKadri

Project Manager, Care, Niger

Athanase Mukuralinda

ICRAF Country Representative, Rwanda

Alex Mugayi

World Vision Project Manager, Rwanda

Catherine Dembele

Associate Scientist Systems & Trees, ICRAF, Senegal

Anna Daba

World Vision Project Manager, Senegal

Abraham Assefa

World Vision Project Manager, Somalia

Ahmed Hussein

Care Project Manager, Somalia

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