Dick Jaeger

Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam, BA, MA,  PhD 1981 ‘Settlement Patterns and Rural Development, a human geography of the Kaonde Kasempa District, Zambia’   
Promoter Prof Dr W.F. Heinemeyer

Current main research interests:  Rural Development in Zambia

Pre Colonial and Colonial  History of North Western Province Zambia                         
Kaonde History, role of Chieftainships and clan structure

Previous functions:
- Ministry of Development Cooperation, SNV, Teamleader rural development and community development programme Kasempa District Zambia  
- Affiliate researcher Institute of Economic and Social Research, University of Zambia and research affiliate Geography Department UNZA Lusaka, Zambia
- Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam: lecturer, Deputy- Director Tropical Museum, Senior research officer (various consultancy and research missions in several African and Asian countries)
- National Research Council (NWO) The Hague, Director Social Science Department, International coordinator officer at European Science Foundation (ESF) Strassbourg and chair COST Social Science section Bruxelles

Honorary fellow