Dr. Pius Yanda is a professor at the Institute of Resource Assessment in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He led the process to establish the Climate Change Centre and PhD and MS degrees on climate change at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a PhD from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and, in 2015, was nominated to be vice chair for the IPCC Working Group II. Dr. Yanda has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.