Prof. Kalaba holds a PhD in Environment from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Forest Science. He currently holds the post of Senior Lecturer and Dean of the School of Natural Resources at the Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia. He recently completed a consultancy with the World Bank on writing the Forest Investment Plan for Zambia, where he focused on private sector engagement. The Investment Plan is focused on implementing the REDD strategy. Dr Kalaba provides advice to the Government of Zambia on policies such as the REDD+ National Strategy. His work has a strong focus on the delivery of community benefits through REDD+ (see publications list in author’s CV, for example: Leventon et al., 2014; and Kalaba, 2016). He has also provided consultancy services on various projects, such as mapping ecosystem services in Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa, for UNCCD/Foundation for Sustainable Development.