Ravi Prabhu is Deputy Director General (Research) at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). He is also a member of the Centre’s Senior Leadership Team who has engaged in multi-disciplinary research and action in forested landscapes for almost 20 years. In 2005, he received the Queen’s Award for Forestry at Buckingham Palace in 2005. Previously, Mr. Prabhu served as Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi. He led the UNEP team that contributed to the UN-REDD Programme. Prior to that, he coordinated the Regional Plan for Collective Action in eastern and southern Africa, a joint initiative of CGIAR. He also worked in various capacities at the Center for International Forestry Research and served on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and the UN Millennium Projects Taskforce 6 on Environmental Sustainability, among others. He earned his professional degree and doctorate in Forestry from the University of Göttingen, Germany.