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Information professional, graduate library and information science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with postgraduate studies in management of non-governmental organizations (Open University, UK). Has 19 years of professional experience in the field of development, including directing and leading programs and projects, with special emphasis on information systems and knowledge management. He chairs the Board of Directors of the Regional Andean Paramo, a member of the Board of Mountain Forum, the International Mountain Society and RAMP Project, Peru. He is the leader for the Andes Challenge Program on Water and Food, the leader in charge of the Mountain Forum and a member of the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership Consortium. It is associated with the Permanent Seminar on Agricultural Research (SEPIA), the Information Architecture Institute (IAI) and the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) group. He has been chairman of the Board of ASOCAM and board member of the Red Cientifica Peruana.
Amy Sullivan, the Limpopo Basin Leader, has over 10 years’ experience in water, rural livelihoods and gender research in western and southern Africa. Her previous experience with the Challenge Program for Water and Food includes the Limpopo Basin Focal Project and the Transboundary Water Governance Project in Phase I. Amy has has degrees in Interdisciplinary Ecology and Farming Systems Research and Extension from the University of Florida in the US.
Kim Geheb is a human geographer with fourteen years of experience implementing, managing and leading natural resources management research in the developing world. He holds a D.Phil from the University of Sussex in the UK. His principal interests lie in the development of research-based solutions to complex social and environment problems in the developing world, and how such innovations can be transferred into on-the-ground impact; third world political ecologies; and community-based natural resources management. His work focus has crossed river basins and catchments, water resources, fisheries and protected areas in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the UK. Kim Geheb holds fellowships with the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Olufunke Cofie has many years of progressive professional experience in natural resources management in West Africa: 10 years teaching experience in the university in Nigeria and Ghana; 10 years Post-Doctoral research experience in International Agricultural Research Centers (IITA and IWMI). She is an innovative and result-oriented researcher, project manager, coordinator and trainer; capable of multi-tasking and well organized. She has high personal integrity and has worked effectively with a broad range of actors irrespective of socio-cultural differences. She is articulate, passionate, flexible and facilitative team-builder. She has published many scientific articles in diverse outlets.