About SDSN Canada
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of Canada is part of a global SDSN movement started by economist and UN Senior Advisor Jeffrey Sachs. With over 850 member institutions worldwide, SDSN works to catalyze and convene universities, colleges, and knowledge institutions to support practical solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, focused on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
I have an undergraduate degree and PhD in Environmental Planning, specializing in Environmental Policy. I specialize on working on large and messy problems, such as strategic planning, watershed management, policy development and evaluation. A key part of this work is engaging and working with multiple stakeholders.
My strength is in research design, methods, and managing projects to drive them to completion. I know what it takes to define the scope, design the project and the steps necessary to bring it to completion.
Siera is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. Her research interests are broadly located in the fields of feminist geography and critical development studies with a focus on agrarian and nutrition transitions, smallholder rural livelihoods, urban food systems and household food security, political ecology and good governance across sub-Saharan Africa, particularly northern Ghana.