Eric R. C. Bayala is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam where he is affiliated with the Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). He is also affiliated with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) through the COLANDS initiative. His research topic is community engagement in landscape governance and prospects for operationalizing an integrated landscape approach in northern Ghana. He is particularly interested in the decision-making process in CREMAs (Community Resource Management Areas), perceptions of local stakeholders, and multi-stakeholder platforms. Eric holds a Master’s degree in Geography (option Rural Geography) from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and a Master’s degree in Development (option Protected Area Management) from Senghor University of Alexandria (Egypt).