Leadership

Leadership

CO-DIRECTORS

Thomas Smith, Ph.D., UCLA
Co-director, Congo Basin Institute
Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Founder & Director, Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
University of California, Los Angeles
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496 USA
Phone: (310) 206-6234
tbsmith@ucla.edu

Rachid Hanna, Ph.D., IITA
Co-director, Congo Basin Institute
Country Representative and Senior Scientist/Entomologist
Cameroon Station
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
BP 2008 (Messa)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
r.hanna@cgiar.org

JOINT STEERING COMMITEE

  • Thomas Smith, Ph.D., UCLA (Chair)
  • Rachid Hanna, Ph.D., IITA
  • Kathryn Atchison, DDS, MPH, UCLA
    Professor, School of Dentistry
    Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives
  • Kenton Dashiell, Ph.D., IITA
    DDG Partnerships and Capacity Development
  • Steven Olsen, UCLA
    Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, UCLA
  • Bernard Vanlauwe, Ph.D., IITA
    Director, Natural Resource Management and Central Africa Hub, IITA, Nairobi

OTHER LEADERS

Kevin Yana Njabo, Ph.D., UCLA
Africa Director
Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
University of California, Los Angeles
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
Phone: (310) 267-5132
Email: kynjabo@ucla.edu

Virginia Zaunbrecher, J.D., UCLA
Associate Director
Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
University of California, Los Angeles
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
Phone: (310) 794-1337
Email: zaunbrecher@ucla.edu

You can participate by joining CBI, making use of our existing accommodation or research facilities, or donating to advance research and training in the Congo Basin.