Elisa Grieco has a PhD in Forest Ecology and is graduated in Forest and Environmental Science. She is currently working as coordinator of one of the work packages of an H2020 project, SEACRIFOG, for supporting EU-Africa cooperation on research infrastructure for food security and greenhouse gas observations with focus on general user needs and knowledge gaps. She worked in the coordination office of ClimAfrica project and she was also involved in Africa GHG project for deforestation assessment and field data collection to validate LIDAR data. Her field of experience is mainly focused on land use change, deforestation and carbon stock dynamics in African rain forest areas and REDD+ related issues. Her background includes GHGs emission assessment for CDM Small Scale Afforestation/Reforestation agroforestry project with main field experience in selecting eligible sites, assessing local participation and estimating carbon credits for a feasibility study in Northern Ghana. She worked in CARBOAFRICA project for the installation Eddy Covariance Flux Tower in the Ankasa Conservation Area (Ghana) and following sampling, collecting and analyzing ecological data.For her PhD thesis she worked in the rain forest area of Ankasa in the South-Western part of Ghana analyzing the dynamic of carbon stock after deforestation and the impact of land use change at the light of REDD+ mechanism.