Eva Ludi is Head of the Water Policy Programme. She is a geographer with a diverse project portfolio.
Her current research focuses on
- climate change, water and food security;
- climate change adaptation, adaptive capacity and livelihoods;
- water governance;
- integrated water resource management;
- poverty and environment linkages;
- sustainable rural development and sustainable livelihoods;
- sustainable natural resource management;
- soil and water conservation;
- growth and sustainable livelihoods; and
- area-based rural development.
Eva has done extensive research on the socio-economic dimensions of sustainable rural development and sustainable natural resource management and on sustainable soil and land management in the Ethiopian Highlands, East Africa and Central Asia. She has also conducted research on environmental conflicts and on reconciling nature protection and rural development in protected areas.
She has over fifteen years of experience in research and policy with a special focus on Ethiopia and other East African countries particularly related to sustainable rural development and sustainable natural resource management, having previously worked at the Centre for Development and Environment, Bern University, Switzerland.