Dr. Evan Girvetz is a Principal Scientist and Global Program Leader, Finance and Investments for Climate Action and Leader of the Africa Climate Action Program, at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), part of the CGIAR. He is also co-Leader of the Ukama Ustawi One CGIAR Regional Integrated Initiative for east and southern Africa, lead for Climate Finance in the OneCGIAR Climate Resilience Initiative, and Theme Leader for Climate Smart Agriculture for the flagship World Bank project Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA). His research spans agricultural risk management, digital agriculture, climate-smart agriculture (CSA), sustainable agricultural intensification, agricultural investment, and climate finance. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Girvetz works on these issues globally, nationally and locally through innovative partnerships with private sector, NGOs and public partners. Dr. Girvetz earned a PhD from the University of California, Davis, and is widely published with his research being featured in top media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, New Scientist magazine and Financial Times of London.