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Lisen Runsten

Senior Project Manager | Science

Lisen manages two projects:

The GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub, a five-year, £20M project, funded until 2024, is the first research hub of its kind – bringing together over 50 organisations from 15 different countries to help make trade in agricultural commodities, wildlife and wild meat sustainable for people and the planet.

The GCRF Development Corridors Partnership, a four year, £5 million project that will generate decision-relevant evidence relevant to challenges facing development corridor processes in East Africa and feed it into key decision making processes to improve the sustainable development outcomes of investments in development corridors.


Previous experience & expertise

Lisen previously worked as a consultant for UNEP-WCMC based at FAO in Rome, supporting interagency collaboration between FAO and UNEP on spatial planning and REDD+ safeguards. Previously at UNEP-WCMC, Lisen led several projects to support UN-REDD countries' decision making on spatial planning, REDD+ safeguards and multiple benefits aspects of forest management. She has also worked at FAO, among other things on sourcebooks on climate-smart agriculture, in the REDD+ Partnership Secretariat, and on interactions between land tenure and climate change policy. Prior to this, studied at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (MSc Ecosystems, Governance and Globalization) and at Gothenburg University (MSc Ecological Zoology), Sweden.