Katrin Glatzel is a research fellow at IFPRI's West and Central Africa Office and program leader of the Malabo Montpellier Panel. The MaMo Panel is a group of leading international agricultural experts with the core mission to support evidence-based dialogue at the highest level and to guide policy choices that accelerate progress towards food and nutrition security in Africa. The Panel is hosted by IFPRI's West and Central Africa Office, the University of Bonn, and Imperial College London.

Katrin leads on the research and writing of the Panel’s reports and briefing papers and works with the members of the Panel to ensure strategically delivered expert advice to African and European governments on their approach towards achieving the ambitious goals under the Malabo Declaration and the Global Development Agenda.

Previously, Katrin worked as Policy & Research Officer with the Montpellier Panel (the Malabo Montpellier Panel's predecessor) based at Imperial College London, where she continues to be a Visiting Researcher. She holds a PhD from Imperial College London, and in her thesis analyzed the role of the private sector in financing climate change adaptation projects, with a case study on the water sector in Jordan. She was lead author of several of the Montpellier Panel reports, briefing papers and other technical publications.

Katrin also holds the MSc Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and spent a semester at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)