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Dr Tonnang conducts outstanding work in Africa and beyond, undertaking cutting-edge research for world-class research organizations, developing and applying mathematical methods to shape decision-making, address societal issues, create wealth, and contribute to the development of the continent and beyond focusing on food security, resource management, health, climate change and environmental resilience.

Prof. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Landscape Ecology & Sustainability Science
School of Life Sciences & School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
Chief Editor - Landscape Ecology 

Humbulani Mudau has over 20 years of technical and management experience in Space Science and Technology, particularly in Earth Observation systems, space technology development, as well as remote sensing, and geospatial applications. Mr Mudau has vast experience in inter-governmental, interagency, regional, global and international space diplomacy while lobbying on policy issues and resource mobilisation for national and international projects.

Emmanuel Nkurunziza is currently Director General of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). RCMRD is an intergovernmental organisation with 20 Member States in Eastern & Southern Africa. He has also served as the Director General of Rwanda Natural Resources Authority and Chief Registrar of Land Titles in Rwanda. He joined the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority in 2011 and before this Mr.

Dr Parisa Pakzad is a distinguished professional with a strong background in the field of green infrastructure and spatial analysis. Holding a PhD from the University of New South Wales, Parisa has dedicated her research and expertise to developing innovative GIS models for measuring and evaluating green infrastructure performance.

Dolors Armenteras is a biologist from the University of Barcelona and holds an MSc in Environmental Forestry from the University of Wales, as well as a PhD in Geography from King's College London, UK, where she also served as a Visiting Research Fellow (2004-2007). She is a member of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Development Peer Review College.

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst 
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Prorektorin für Forschung, Internationalisierung und Transfer
(Vice President for Research, Internationalization and Transfer)
Halle (Saale), Germany 

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