Yelena Finegold

Forestry Officer

Yelena is a Forestry Officer on the National Forest Monitoring (NFM) team at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She works on technical solutions for measuring and reporting forest changes, including deforestation, forest degradation and restoration. She develops tools in the SEPAL platform, which allows users to easily access, process and analyze satellite imagery using an open source cloud computing power for land monitoring applications. She has supported countries in Africa and Asia in quantifying activity data estimates for REDD+ reporting.