Peter Mbanda Umunay

Senior Environmental Specialist, FOLUR and Food Systems Programs Lead
Global Environment Facility

Dr. Peter Umunay is a Senior Environmental Specialist and manages Food Land Use Restoration (FOLUR) and Food Systems integrated programs at the GEF based in Washington DC. Peter leads the agriculture and food systems area of work and supports the GEF’s mandate to generate global environmental benefits under the biodiversity, climate change, and land degradation focal areas. He brings over 15 years of work experience with international organizations; academic and research institutions; and governments. Peter has over 30 scientific publications and works in collaboration with scientists across the world in the areas of the forest-climate nexus and sustainable commodities. He holds a MSc and PhD from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.