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Samson Foli
Associate Researcher/Project Manager , Center for International Forestry Research
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Agronomist and natural resource management professional with 5 years international experience in research for development. Have worked on agricultural, forest conservation and food security issues. Currently seeking short term consultancies or longer term employment. I am globally flexible.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I am an agronomist by training with a background in soil science, natural resource management and landscape ecology. My professional experiences include working at the international research for development in the domains of sustainable agricultural, biodiversity conservation and food security and nutrition. I have worked in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Indonesia and The Netherlands. Besides these, I have travelled extensively throughout the globe and acquired multicultural work ethics. I have occupied various positions thus far in my career including, research assistant, JPO and project coordinator, among others.
Education:
PhD candidate at University of Amsterdam monitoring forest dynamics, land-use change and consequences for local food security and biodiversity in southern Burkina Faso.

Masters at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) in plant science and natural resource management.

Bachelor degree from Van Hall Larenstein/Wageningen University in agricultural systems management in the tropics.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Completed the following trainings and short courses;

1. Statistical analysis training - University of Reading, UK

2. Meta-analysis in ecology: CESAB Biodiversity Institute, France

3. Minor in International Development Sociology - Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, French, Dutch
    Nationality:
    Netherlands
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