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Expert Name Wouter Theodoor De Groot
DivisionProgramme Environment and Development
Telephone31 7 15277487 / 82
Work ExperienceInstitutional elements Responsible for working relationship between Leiden University and CEDC in North Cameroon. CEDC is a permanent partnership institution of Leiden and Universite de Dschang. 2003-2005 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will fund a position of junior expert at CML focusing on UNCCD and synergy with CBD. Junior expert will focus on developing contacts with institutions working in drylands such as the Free University, University of Amsterdam. CML also houses national focal point for indigenous peoples in the CBD and has close ties with IUCN. Personal Elements Knowledge of dryland countries and dryland problems. 10 years field work in Cameroon. 3 years in Kenya. Also expereince in Benin, Namibia, South Africa and Burkina Faso. Empirical research themes: land use and land use theory, soil degradation, social drivers of land use change, modeling of these social drivers of land use change. Desk research themes: co-management of natural resources, development of onterdisciplinary methods for the analysis, explanantion and solution of environmental problems, synergy of CCD and CBD. Expertise in inter-university cooperation with dryland DAC countries.
QualificationsPhD 1992 Leiden University. Faculty of Social Sciences M.Sc. 1974 University of Delft. Civil Engineering
Number of Publications103
AwardsSpecial professorship "Interdisciplinary methodology" and "Ecology and Industry" at the Free University, Brussels.
Other ActivitiesCo-founder and board member of scientific journal, consultancy bureau, textbook, etc. Consultancies in economic valuation, pollution prevention, grassland regeneration, wetland management, environmental profiles.
Publications1. Zanen, S.M. and W.T. de Groot. " Enhancing Participation of Local People: Some Basic Principles and a Burkina Faso Example." landscape and Urban Planning 20 (1,2,3).pp. 151-158. 2. De Groot, W.T., J.C.J. van Wetten and C.A. Drijver (1995). "Drawing the Boundary: An explorative model of the defense of local management commons." In: J.P.M. van den Breemer, C.A. Drijver and L.B. Venema (eds.) Local Resource Management in Africa. John Wiley Publishers, London pp. 211-227. 3. Noorduyn, R.E. and W.T. de Groot (2001) Synergy of CCD and CBD. report for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands. Centre of Environmental Science, Leiden University. 4. De Groot, W.T. (2002). "Two Paradigms for Drylands Research". In M. Ali, P.E. Loth, H. Bauer and H.H. de Longh (eds.) Management of Fragile Ecosystems in North Cameroon. Centre de l'Environment et Developpement, Maroua, pp.312-319.
DisciplineAnthropology and Sociology
Last updated05/04/2007 10:51:00

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