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Head of Global Policy at Commonland


Victoria Gutierrez is the Head of Global Policy at Commonland, having joined in March 2020. She is a senior land-use change and landscape restoration expert with more than a decade of strategy formulation and science-policy-practice integration in the international NGO sector.

Earlier, she worked for 9 years in social science academia at the University of West London (UK). Her previous positions include the Chief Science Officer at WeForest, overseeing the research portfolio and policy strategy. And previously at the same organisation, the role of Director of Reforestation projects, working in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, India, Indonesia, and Brazil.    

She has worked in the areas of Forest and Landscape Restoration, Food security, Agroforestry, the Forest-water-climate nexus, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Natural resource management, Ecosystem services and biodiversity, and (Indigenous) community livelihood development.

She holds a PhD in primate behavioural ecology from the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.