Chinwe Ifejika Speranza biography

Chinwe Ifejika Speranza is Professor of Geography and Sustainable Development at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland. She heads the research unit Sustainable Land Management and Land Systems. Her research focuses on natural resources and land systems, including soil, water, and vegetation, their management and governance as well as their implications for ecosystem service provision and human well-being. She adopts an integrative research approach that draws from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods with the goal to increase the sustainability of natural resource use and land use. She has field experience in sub-Sahara Africa, Sarawak-Malaysia, Bolivia and Switzerland.