Dr Ravi Prabhu joined World Agroforestry Centre in January 2012. He earned his professional degree and doctorate in forestry from the University of Goettingen, Germany. He is responsible for overseeing the whole research programme at the Centre. He was previously a Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi. Ravi has served on numerous international initiatives and committees, including the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment where he served on the review and editorial team, and the UN Millennium Projects Taskforce 6 on Environmental Sustainability. He received the Queen’s Award for Forestry at Buckingham Palace in 2005.