I am a Research Team Lead in the Climate Action Team at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). I also serve as co-chair for the Agriculture Committee of the International Platform for Adaptation Metrics (IPAM). My research focuses on measuring and tracking climate change adaptation across scales, with an emphasis on African agri-food sectors. I use evidence synthesis methods, participatory research and modelling to explore and analyze cross-scale benefits from small-scale farmers’ adaptations to climate.
I engage actively in global, regional, and national dialogues on the global goal on adaptation and the Global Stocktake, including the OneCGIAR Climate Impact Platform and the Glasgow–Sharm el-Sheikh work programme on the global goal on adaptation. I am also involved in various projects and initiatives programs that focus on climate adaptation, supporting the co-design and testing of impact pathways and metrics for agriculture adaptation investments, including the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa Project (AICCRA) and the CGIAR Food System Accelerator.
I have been working in agriculture research for development for more than a decade, supporting the prioritization, scaling, monitoring, and evaluation of public and private sector initiatives in climate-resilient agriculture across Latin America and Africa.
I am currently a PhD candidate at Plant Production Systems Group at Wageningen University and Research. I hold an MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University and a BA in Political Science from University of Bucharest.