Expertise: Academic Researcher, Sustainable Land Management
Dr. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza works at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland, as a Professor of Geography and Sustainable Development since 2016. She heads the research unit on land systems and sustainable land management and is currently the director of the Institute of Geography. She serves in various capacities in commissions of the faculty of science and the university as well as in science-policy-practice platforms.
Her research also focuses on land governance and its implications for ecosystem services and human well-being. She has in-depth experience on smallholder agricultural land management, land use change, climate change adaptation, resilience, food security and food systems sustainability. She has field experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Sarawak-Malaysia, Bolivia, Germany and Switzerland.
Transformations towards food sustainability using the participatory Food Sustainability Assessment Framework (FoodSAF)
Social-Ecological Archetypes of Land Degradation in the Nigerian Guinea Savannah: Insights for Sustainable Land Management
Making climate information useable for forest-based climate change interventions in South Africa
Learning and Adaptation in Food Systems: Insights from Four Case Studies in the Global South
Why telecoupling research needs to account for environmental justice