I have considerable experience in both academia and development work. I have a PhD from Cambridge University, UK, in geography and planning and have over 10 years of university teaching. I also have over 10 years in development work at senior levels. Currently, I am in charge of Africa programs (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Mali) for World Neighbors, an international development organization. As an organization we build cpacities of local organizations through the sectors of sustainable agriculture, health, and natural resources management.