Dr. Philip Osano

Dr. Philip Osano is the Centre Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Africa Center a position he assumed in October 2020 after having served at SEI in different capacities, including as Centre Deputy Director for Capacity Development and Partnership, and as Research Fellow and Programme Leader for the Natural Resources and Ecosystems. His interest is in environmental policy, development and international affairs, He has conducted research on a diversity of topics, including biodiversity and ecosystem governance, pastoralism, climate change adaptation, agricultural policy, land and water management, and integrated environmental planning. Philip has 20 years of experience in applied research, project coordination, policy analysis, and teaching and has worked in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as Canada and the United States. He currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) in Japan. A Jean Sauvé Fellow in Public Leadership (Canada), Philip holds a PhD in Geography from McGill University, Canada, an MSc (Conservation Biology) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a BSc (Environmental Science) from Egerton University in Kenya. 


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