Victoria Wiafe-Duah

Regional Director, West and Central Africa, Partnerships for Forests Program

Focus Area: Helping to end deforestation and promoting reforestation

Victoria is the Regional Project Director, West and Central Africa, for the Partnerships for Forests (P4F) programme. As a highly committed natural resources and sustainable agricultural commodity expert, she has being working with the private sector, government and civil society in Africa in nature-based solutions and related policy and governance reforms and investments, aimed at building sustainable commodities, resilient landscapes and livelihoods of the people who are dependent on forests. Her particular expertise in sustainable and inclusive supply chain solutions, deforestation and structuring of public-private partnerships for sustainable landuse and commodities has been instrumental, particularly in the cocoa, oil palm and timber value chains. Victoria has a broad range of skills in programme design and grants, market-oriented business incubation and sustainable development, complex multi-donor budget support advisory, with regional and international reach. She is based in the P4F office in Ghana.

Partnerships for Forests (P4F) is an eight-year global programme funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of its commitment to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change, with current operations in Central, East, West Africa and South East Asia. The programme supports investment models in which the private sector, public sector and communities can achieve improved returns from sustainable forests and sustainable land use.