Ton Dietz

Ton Dietz

Prof. Ton Dietz has been the Director of the African Studies Centre Leiden since 1 May 2010 and is also a Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University. He is co-chair of the Leiden African Studies Assembly (LeidenASA).

Before coming to Leiden Ton Dietz was a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam (1995-2010; he still is a Guest Professor at the UvA), and Scientific Director of the National Research School for Resource Studies for Development, CERES, and a Professor at Utrecht University (2002-2007; half time).

Ton Dietz studied human geography in Nijmegen (1969-1976), and defended his PhD at the University of Amsterdam (in 1987). He became Doctor of Science Honoris Causa at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, in 2007, and he received a Laureat d’Honneur from the International Geographical Union in Kyoto in 2013.

Keywords: Human geography, political environmental geography, geography and developing countries, political geography of Africa, poverty analysis, rural development, food security and agrohubs, pastoralism, land and water conflicts, dry-land development, impact of climate change, political ecology of forest areas, development aid, participatory assessment of development and change, participatory evaluation of development assistance, civil society, NGOs, Africa and the multi-polar world, geopolitics.

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Prof. Dr. A.J. (Ton) Dietz
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