Sonwa, Denis J.

Sonwa, Denis J.
Senior Scientist
CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research)
2008 (Messa)
(237) 222 227 449

Denis Sonwa is Senior Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research- CIFOR. Since 1997, Denis’ research has been on natural resources management in the humid forest landscapes of West and Central Africa with focus on cocoa agroforest, agriculture, forest and climate change mitigation and Adaptation. He holds a PhD from the faculty of Agronomy of the University of Bonn-Germany. He is also a former student of the Faculty of Science of the University of Yaoundé and Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon) where he obtained a Bachelor, MSc and DEA/MPhil. Denis is an alumni of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) of the University of California Berkeley College of Natural Resources (USA). In his effort to rise the agenda of adaptation to climate change in Central Africa, he co-edited in 2013 a book titled “Les forêts du Bassin du Congo et l'adaptation aux changements climatiques» published by Karthala (Paris-France). Denis is equally author of several peer reviews papers. He is supervising/Co-Supervising and mentoring PhD, Master and Engineering students enrolled in national, European and American Universities. In view of rendering science findings more visible and digest, he writes blogs, organize and participate in science-policy dialogues in mainstreaming science outputs in decision making/taking.