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Evan Girvetz

Dr. Evan Girvetz is a senior scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and leads projects for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). His research focusses on supporting the scaling up of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) evidence-based investment planning, decision making and policy support. Dr. Girvetz works to support mainstreaming of CSA into agricultural development programs and projects globally through innovative partnerships with the African Union New Partnership for African Development, the World Bank, USAID, government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. He sits on the steering committee of the Africa CSA Alliance (http://AfricaCSA.org) and the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT). He led the development of the Climate Wizard (http://ClimateWizard.org) and contributed to the development of the CSA 101 Website (http://CSA.Guide). Dr. Girvetz is widely published and his research has been featured in top media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times and New Scientist magazine. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis and currently holds an affiliate assistant professor position at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

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