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Elisabeth Ilboudo-Nébié

Postdoctoral research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University

Elisabeth is a human ecologist. As an International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) fellow, Elisabeth conducted her dissertation research on farmer-herder livelihoods, challenges and adaptations in the Center-South region of Burkina Faso. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Anthropology, Elisabeth consulted for UNESCO, ILRI and The Friends of Burkina Faso Network on climate-related projects in Burkina Faso.

At the International Research for Climate and Society (IRI), Elisabeth works with Alessandra Giannini and Christopher Small to document the relationship between the ‘re-greening’ of the West African Sahel and food security trends. Elisabeth received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and a B.A. in International Public Relations from Université Libre du Burkina.


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    Postdoctoral research scientist, Columbia University