Dr Sophia Carodenuto
With a PhD in forest policy and economics and a background in environmental governance, Sophia Carodenuto combines her research on international forest policy implementation with her current position at UNIQUE as a senior consultant. She is professionally engaged in a number of tropical forest countries designing and implementing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade). She consults governments, communities, and business actors in the land use sector with the aim of fostering collaboration towards development that integrates sustainable management of forests and natural resources. Her praxis-oriented research focuses on REDD+ and FLEGT tools and measures for implementation, including evidence-based policy making and policy learning, decentralization and multi-sector institutional collaboration, social and environmental safeguard monitoring, and transparency and environmental information system establishment.