Denis J. Sonwa is a Senior scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Cameroon, Africa. His research activities in CIFOR are on Forest and Climate Change responses taking into consideration Adaptation and Mitigation (Ex: REDD+) in Central Africa. He previously worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Cameroon on cocoa agroforest management in forest landscapes of West and Central Africa. Denis had been visiting professor at ASC-TUFS in Tokyo (Japan). Denis was trained at the university of Yaoundé (Cameroon), Defended his PhD at the University of Bonn (Germany) and obtained a training certificate from the University of California Berkeley (USA). Trained as Ecologist Denis enjoy working in multidisciplinary contexts. Denis has authored and co-authored many publications including the recent IPCC special report on climate change and Land Degradation. Since 2 decades, Denis had been publishing papers on ecological considerations related to the management of cocoa agroforest in forest landscapes of West and Central Africa.