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Paul Engel

Chair of the board

Agricultural and environmental sciences • Social innovation • Knowledge management • Sustainable food production

During my professional life, I have always been seeking to contribute to global sustainable and inclusive development, focusing my research and advisory work on the governance of knowledge, research and social innovation for food and nutrition security, policy coherence for sustainable development, agricultural and rural transformation and water resource management.

Becoming a member of the board of Both ENDS to me is a logical step. I have known the organisation for a long time and I've always appreciated their work. But, more importantly, I very much value and support well-organised, pro-active 'counter balance'. Authorities and companies need well-informed, critical and outspoken civil society organisations to show them how to keep a sharp focus on long term development goals, alongside their own short term goals. This is exactly what Both ENDS does and I am very eager to support the organisation. I'm sure my knowledge can be of value for the organisation, especially my experience with facilitating transition processes in developing countries and Europe. Also I would like to focus on the most effective ways to generate knowledge and information and use it to realise Both ENDS' goals.

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Paul Engel