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Hanna is a postdoctoral researcher for GRAID working with synthesising SRC research on social-ecological systems, ecosystem services, and development in the West African Sahel

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Sahel
  • Smallholder agriculture
  • Agroforestry
  • Participatory methods

Hanna Sinare is a postdoctoral researcher within the GRAID programme. She is working with synthesis of research on social-ecological systems, ecosystem services and development in the West African Sahel region. This includes summarizing results from the research projects Adapting to changing climate in drylands: The re-greening in Sahel as a potential success case, FUTURE SAHEL and Targeting Agricultural Innovation in the northern Volta basin, which SRC researchers lead or are involved in.

Hanna defended her PhD thesis Benefits from ecosystem services in Sahelian village landscapes in 2016. In the thesis, she combined participatory methods and remote sensing to include local knowledge in ecosystem services assessment at the village scale to the provincial scale, and to assess the change in generation of ecosystem services over time since the 1950s. As a part of her PhD thesis work she conducted fieldwork in rural Burkina Faso for a total of six months 2011, 2012 and 2016. Hanna’s research interest is in human-environment interactions in the context of poverty alleviation.

Hanna holds a PhD in Natural Resources Management from Stockholm Resilience Centre (2016), a MSc degree in Soil and Water Management (2009) and a BSc degree in Biology (2008) from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The fieldwork for her MSc thesis on treatment of wastewater from small scale textile dyeing was conducted as a Minor Field Study in Bamako, Mali. Prior to joining the SRC, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences modelling phosphorus runoff from Swedish agricultural land.

Hanna is a member of Focali (Forest, Climate & Livelihoods research network) and a member of the Agroforestry Network.

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