Ida Djenontin is a postdoctoral researcher interested in environmental governance and socioecological sustainability. Her interdisciplinary research centers on the human dimensions of climate change and environmental challenges, notably implications in balancing competing goals of sustainable natural resource-based livelihoods & food security, biodiversity conservation, and climate resilience. She examines the sociocultural, economic, institutional, and policy dimensions at multiple levels and scales, using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. She holds a dual PhD in Geography (Nature-Society Studies) and in Environmental Science & Policy from Michigan State University; a Master’s in Development Practice from the University of Arizona; and MA and BSc in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Parakou (Benin).
Ida has wide-ranging professional experiences in sub-Saharan Africa and has worked on multiple collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Recent ones include research on socio-institutional dimensions of ecosystem restoration through the forest (and) landscape restoration approach (PhD project); decision support tools for sustainable management of forests of high value (a collaborative consortium work with the Forest Stewardship Council); social sustainability dimensions of agriculture intensification, particularly gender and intergenerational (in)equity.