Riina Jalonen

Riina Jalonen joined the Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT in 2009. In her work, she develops knowledge, technical and institutional capacities for forest and landscape restoration, using interdisciplinary approaches combining ecology, genetics, development and gender studies. She provides technical support to South and Southeast Asian countries in the conservation and management of forest genetic diversity through the Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN, www.apforgen.org). She has a versatile background with PhD in Forest Sciences, MA in Educational Leadership and Management, and BSc in Development studies.

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