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Driss Ezzine De Blas

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Chief Investigator (CIRAD), France

Driss is a CIRAD researcher specializing in socio-ecosystemic design and evaluation of policies and investments for conservation and development. His focus is applied investigative research with the goal of promoting social and political change. He has extensive international field experience in Europe, Central Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. He is also a university professor and teacher in the areas of Environmental Policy Analysis, including Finance and Natural Capital. He is particularly interested in supporting social change on both local and international levels, advising local, national and international key actors on how to support sustainable conservation and development for farmers and local communities. Driss has a degree in Environmental Sciences and a Doctorate in Ecological Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and CIFOR. He also holds a Masters in Anthropology and Human Ecology from the University of Gothenburg.