Author: Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist and currently interim head of communications global. In his role as regional communications specialist, as well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the four countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization. As interim head of communications, Rob manages communications staff in Latin America, Africa and Asia and is overseeing implementation of ICRAF's Global Communications Group restructure.

Dien Bien woman and child

I have to create a green economy?

Creating a green economy will promote sustainable development, balancing the need for growth with environmental conservation, according to speakers at the Forests Asia Summit 2014. But can the younger generation meet the challenge, asks Amy C. Cruz  ...

tree, Philippines, farmer

What do farmers really know about climate change?

A new study from the Philippines shows that the coping strategies of farmers are mostly reactive and many tend to do nothing during climate events like La Niña, El Niño, seasonal variations and typhoons. Scientists need to communicate...

sushila gavel

Trees, women and men: surprises and new questions

Renewed attention on gender across all of the research agendas of the CGIAR is leading to some surprising and intriguing results, which were presented and discussed at the recent Open Science meeting of the Global Land Project in...

Current land use in the Gabayan watershed features a mosaic land scape including pasture, maize and some forest fragments David Wilson

Computer models show agroforestry can repair watersheds

Watersheds sustain life but many have been degraded. Computer modelling has shown that agroforestry can help rescue them, says David Wilson with Regine Joy P. Evangelista, at the Philippine’s First International Agroforestry Congress   Watersheds not only supply...