Paola Agostini is a Lead Environmental Economist in the World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice. She has worked for 20 years in the World Bank with a focus on Africa and Latin America, and is currently the Global Lead for Resilient Landscapes, looking at projects and programs that try to improve connectivity of Protected Areas, forests, agroforestry, Rangeland and agriculture land for the increase of productivity, communities resilience and production of ecosystem services. Paola also coordinates the multisectorial REDD+ Program in Africa supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the Forest Investment Program and the BioCarbon Fund. She is also the advisor for TerrAfrica, a regional partnership program in over 24 Sub-Saharan countries that promotes Sustainable Land and Water Management to help reduce poverty, improve livelihoods, and encourage resilient landscapes development. Paola Agostini holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California San Diego, and a Master of Art in Economic and Social Sciences from Universita Bocconi, Milan, Italy.