ABOUT THE WRITER
Esther Mwangi is a Principal Scientist with Forests and Governance at CIFOR. Esther’s current research portfolio includes research on benefit sharing arrangements in REDD+ schemes; how to strengthen women’s tenure rights; and research into tenure reform implementation and effects on the tenure security of local men and women. Esther works globally, including in Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Peru and Nicaragua. She is also the Team Leader of CIFOR’s Nairobi Hub. A citizen of Kenya, Esther has a Bachelor’s degree in education (botany, zoology) from Kenyatta University, a Master of Philosophy in environmental studies from Moi University and a PhD in public policy from Indiana University, Bloomington.
BY THIS WRITER
Analysis - 16 Mar 2017Moving the needle: Advancing gender equality in Uganda
CIFOR's Esther Mwangi on eight years of research and action
News - 21 Oct 2016Gender relations in community forestry
How Adaptive Collaborative Management is transforming the landscape in Uganda
Analysis - 25 Aug 2015Can REDD+ shift the tide against elite capture of forest benefits? Probably not
REDD+ can't remedy existing inequalities, but it should take care not to reinforce them.
News - 2 Oct 2013Why isolated attempts at tenure securitization through REDD+ pilot projects are insufficient
Scientists suggest collaboration with government actors and improved participation to overcome land tenure challenges.