Osana is Science Officer for the CCAFS Climate Smart Agricultural Practices Flagship. Biologist by training -with a Master in Biological Oceanography (2002) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (2005) from the University of Paris- she has a combined expertise in research, project management and public outreach within international science-for-development initiatives.

Osana joined CCAFS in 2010 and has since been supporting, coordination strategic research, partnership development and integration between different research groups. As an advocate of innovative and exciting science that reaches society and proffers solutions to people’s challenges and needs, she acts as a bridge builder and facilitator to foster synergies, knowledge sharing and cooperation. As part of her work, she is also strongly engaged is the development and support of South-South exchange programs between developing countries in Africa and Latin America.


Some recent publications

Kissinger G, Sova C, Allassane B, Maïga IA, Benefor DT, Nutsukpo DK, Ky-Zerbo AZ, Roth-Liehoun C, King'uyu SM, Orindi V, Rojas E, Rivera JL, Mishra JP, Singh R, Joshi PK, Kinyangi J, Aggarwal P, Zougmore R, Sebastian LS, Martinez D, Neufeldt H, Twyman J, Bonilla-Findji O, Jarvis A. 2014. Climate adaptation and agriculture: Solutions to successful national adaptation plans. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Schuetz T, Förch W, Thornton P, Wollenberg L, Hansen J, Jarvis A, Coffey K, Bonila-Findji O, Loboguerrero Rodriguez AM, Martínez Barón D, Aggarwal P, Sebastian L, Zougmoré R, Kinyangi J, Vermeulen S, Radeny M, Moussa A, Sajise A, Khatri-Chhetri A, Richards M, Jost C, Jay A. 2014. Learning Brief: Lessons in Theory of Change from a Series of Regional Planning Workshops. Learning Brief # 11.Copenhaguen,Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Howland,F., Bonilla-Findji,O.,  Loboguerrero, A.M, Peterson, C., L.. August 2014. Learning from each other: Latin America and Senegal exchange innovative climate approaches for smallholders. UNEP South-South Cooperation Case Studies

Andy Jarvis, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Valerie Nelson, Richard Lamboll, Nick Nathaniels,Maren Radeny, Catherine Mungai, Osana Bonilla-Findji, David Arango, Caitlin Peterson. e-proceedings. International workshop on Agricultural Innovation Systems in Africa (AISA), Nairobi, 29–31 May 2013

Vermeulen S, Moussa AS, Bonilla-Findji O, Bhatta GD, Madeny M. 2013. Knowledge: its role in hunger, nutrition and climate justice. Case Study prepared for Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice, 2013. A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development. Dublin, Ireland: Irish Aid.

Bonilla-Findji O, Cooper P, Cappiello SF. 2012. Case Study: Morocco Green Plan. Contribution to Cooper PJM, Cappiello S, Vermeulen SJ, Campbell BM, (2012). The large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in the agriculture and food sector. Report prepared for UNFCCC-COP18 in Doha, Qatar November 2012. CCAFS.

Peterson C, Ramirez-Villegas J, Bonilla-Findji O, Mer F. Arango D, Barrios C, Jarvis A. 2012. Climate Analogues: Visualizing the Future with Climate Change Mapping. Project Brief, CCAFS. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mer F, Ramirez-Villegas J, Bonilla-Findji O, Arango D, Barrios C, Ndiaye O, Jarvis A. 2012. Climate Analogues: Training Manual. CCAFS. Copenhagen, Denmark.