Phillip Osano

Acting Centre Director - Africa Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Philip Osano is the Acting Centre Director of SEI Africa, Centre Deputy Director for Capacity Development and Partnership, and a Research Fellow leading the Centre’s Programme on Natural Resources and Ecosystems. His interest is in environmental policy, development and international affairs.

He is an environmental policy expert with diverse research on biodiversity and ecosystem governance; land use change; pastoral and rangeland management; climate change adaptation; agricultural policy; water and land management; and integrated environmental planning.

Philip has 15 years of experience in applied research, project coordination, policy analysis, and teaching and has worked in 12 countries in Africa and in Canada and the United States.  Prior to joining SEI, he was based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of a core team supporting the African Union Commission to prepare the 10-year Strategy & Roadmap for the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation to guide the implementation of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme for the 2015-2025 decade.

A Jean Sauvé Fellow in Public Leadership, Philip holds a PhD in Geography from McGill University, Canada, an MSc (Conservation Biology) from the University Of Cape Town, South Africa, and a BSc (Environmental Science) from Egerton University in Kenya.