Assistant Professor, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp

Gert Van Hecken is working as Assistant Professor in International Cooperation and Development at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp, Belgium. He mainly studies the relationships between the environment and processes of social and political change. During the past fifteen years he has spent most of his time in Nicaragua, working as a researcher on social-environmental change in rural contexts, and previously as a representative for a Belgian development NGO. During these years he has worked closely with different farmer and environmental organisations.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp
  • 2011–2013
    Country representative for Nicaragua, Broederlijk Delen (Belgian development NGO)