Dr Tasila Banda
Dr. Tasila Banda is a Zambian conservation scientist, who is a leading expert regarding climate change, environmental awareness, environmental science, developing sustainability. She is the National Project Coordinator for the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP), which is a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project implemented by The World Bank, where she leads in translating national climate change and low-carbon development ambitions into specific implementation strategies and activities on the ground.
Tasila was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Resources at Arizona State University, after which she completed her PhD in conservation Ecology from the University of California, Davis. During the past 20 years, Tasila has worked in the USA, the Netherlands, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal, Cameroon and Nepal.: biodiversity conservation; natural resource and environmental management; agroforestry, Environmental Impact Assessments, and remote sensing and GIS.