Dr. D. Andrew Wardell is currently a Senior Research Associate with the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based at CIRAD in Montpellier. Previously he was Research Director of CIFOR’s Forests and Governance Portfolio in Bogor, Indonesia. He has over 36 years’ experience working on natural resource governance, capacity development and finance issues in more than twenty countries in South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. His work includes Capacity Development across the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) CGIAR research program, research on global value chains, MSc curriculum development with the University of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo and new research initiatives and approaches to sustainability and blended finance funds. Dr. Wardell has a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental History from the University of Copenhagen. He has published 3 books and edited collections, more than 45 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and 70 technical publications. He is currently co-editing a Cambridge University Press book CITES as a Tool for Sustainable Development.