Roeland Hemsteede

Roeland Hemsteede obtained is Research Master the African Studies Centre Leiden. His thesis “Views on the Empowerment of Farm Workers: A Case Study from the Stellenbosch Wine Industry in South Africa” brings forward the farm workers’ perspective regarding empowerment. Roeland then completed his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Dundee, Scotland which focused on how power relations are implicated in the design and implementation of cash transfers in Southern Africa. In his thesis, he particularly focused on power relations at the (inter)national level in Lesotho and Malawi. Following his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on how satellite technology could be used to address trafficking in persons in Uganda. Currently, Roeland works as a consultant within the international development field whereby he continues to focus on cash transfers as well as resilience and monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems – with a special interest in Nepal/South Asia and the Pacific.