Winston operates in a unique interphase of research and development, where he uses his climate change, forest ecology and natural resources management research to inform community level interventions, and the vice-versa. As such he has had working engagements on climate change and forest management interventions with local communities, civil society organizations and state actors in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria. He has extensively worked with community people and development actors on the design and implementation of REDD+ and agroforestry in coffee and cocoa landscapes, sustainability issues in agro-commodity and forest landscapes, as well as climate – smart and landscape governance interventions in smallholder farming communities for the past fifteen years.
Winston holds a Ph.D in Silviculture and Forest Management, provides technical support for several national committees on climate change, REDD+ and cocoa sustainability in Ghana, and currently works as a Technical Advisor on Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at Solidaridad West Africa. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.