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AU-EU Summit 17-18 February 2022: A Science Agenda

The AERAP Africa-Europe Science Collaboration Platform will organise side events at the AU-EU Summit on 14-18 February 2022. The purpose of the meeting will be to promote awareness of the contribution of collaborative research and development as a critical aspect of EU-Africa relations and collaborations, in particular in addressing global challenges together.

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Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director and Chief of Party
Currently,  Country Director -India, and Chief of Party, CIFOR-ICRAF, Asia Continental Program, the Centre for International Forestry Research and the World Agroforestry Center.  Dr. Biradar is a landscape ecologist with broad experience in executing agroecosystem research and outreach across the diverse landscapes in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Dr. Biradar has a multidisciplinary educational background, with B.Sc. in Forestry; M.Sc. Forestry (Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources, specialization in Agroforestry), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Earth Observation Systems (with a focus on Forest Ecology, Biodiversity, and System Change). He has a passion for trees, forestry, agroforestry, and regenerative agroecosystems. Before joining CIFOR-ICRFA, he worked with ICARDA, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Oklahoma, IWMI, and the IIRS-ISRO. Dr. Biradar has over 20 years of experience serving as a researcher, principal scientist, manager, head of units, and research team leader and has published over 225 research articles, tools, and products and received several national and international awards.  His main research interests are harnessing advances in technologies, agroforestry and forestry, agroecology, indigenous knowledge, ICTs, and citizen science to restore functional agroecosystems for ecologically sustainable and economically viable landscapes and livelihoods.