Rowan Alumasa Alusiola

Associate Fellow

Rowan Alumasa Alusiola is is currently an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow for International Climate Protection year 2020/2021 at University of Koblenz-Landau. Her research focuses on the potential of REDD+ on conflict creation in Kenya and minimising it while contributing to sustainable development at local level.

Rowan Alumasa Alusiola is an Environmental Specialist with virtually 10 years of practical work experience in developing, managing and monitoring projects and policies within the East Africa Region (EAC). Her proficiency is in areas related to environmental conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, food security and community engagement. She has worked with several organizations including: CARE International in Kenya, World Vision, Tetra Tech and UNEP. Her education background is in environmental studies and community development. Currently, she is in her final phase of her master’s degree program in Environmental Studies and Community Development at Kenyatta University in Kenya. She has undertaken a short course in climate change and food security from Wageningen University in Netherlands.


Alusiola, Rowan Alumasa (2021): Funding for Forest Conservation - Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Dany, Charlotte; Groppe, Annalena: Peace Perspectives No. 1: Peace and the Pandemic - International Perspectives on Social Polarization and Cohesion in Times of COVID-19. S. 51-56.

Alusiola, Rowan Alumasa; Schilling, Janpeter; Klär, Paul (2021): REDD+ Conflict: Understanding the Pathways Between Forest Projects and Social Conflict. In: Forests. Bd. 12. Nr. 6.

Sgambatti Monteiro, Artur; Ramanarayanan, Vinod ; Abdelgawad, Nadeem; Alusiola, Rowan Alumasa; Anyaoha, Kelechi E.; Ardabili, Sina; Burgos, Natalia; Cuevas Flores, Melissa; Leone, Enzo; Mosavi, Amir; Nguyen, Minh Anh; Nikravan, Morteza; Kofi Owusu, Charles; Montserrat Castro Prieto, Emily; Beltran Siñani, Magaly Ines (2021): Sustainable Solutions for the Global South in a Post-Pandemic World.

Alusiola, Rowan Alumasa (2020): Fear for Hunger not for COVID-19 in Kenya. Friedensakademie-Blog, 26.05.2020.


“Crisis for Health – Opportunity for the Climate?" Speech at the Annual Conference of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 25.06.2020.