lvin Adu-Asare is the GIS Research Associate Ghana, AFR100 based in Accra. He focuses on harnessing GIS and geospatial data models in unlocking decision-making complexities in forestry, ecology, and climate change and environmental policy. He contributes to developing and tracking landscape-scale monitoring indicators using remote sensing data to monitor changes in plantation and non-plantation tree cover in the priority landscapes.

Before joining WRI, Alvin worked as a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Analyst with the Rainforest Alliance where he led a participatory and inclusive process with community members, lead farmers and landscape actors to co-create, and troubleshoot a hybrid community monitoring (HCM) system, including methods, tools, and processes, whiles leveraging on geospatial technology. He was also responsible for data quality control procedures to ensure transparent, evidence-based M&E systems, based on reliable and timely field data collection, management, and analysis, to generate and report high-quality output and outcome indicator values through dashboards.

Alvin holds a BSc. Geomatic Engineering degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, and MPhil. in Environmental Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Alvin loves watching football and is an ardent supporter Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Arsenal. He also like watching tennis. In his head, he is the greatest tennis player in world even though he is yet to hold a racquet.