International development practitioner and researcher agroecology and community development
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 29 maart 2023

My name is Cannell van Dien and currently I am working at CIFOR-ICRAF (World Agroforestry) where I focus on projects related to agroecology, community development  and science communication. Key activities included project implementation support, research activities, data analysis and monitoring and evaluation.



MSc International Development Studies @ Universiteit Utrecht
sep 2020 — aug 2022

Thesis research into the role of local knowledge and grassroots organizations in maintaining and restoring ancient water management systems as a solution for local water scarcity. In collaboration with ATREE Bangalore, an Indian based research institute.

BA Archaeology @ Leiden University
sep 2014 — dec 2018

Specializations in archaeology of the Andes region and applied archaeology. Thesis research into the role of archaeological research for the development of sustainable agriculture in Peru.

Minor Sustainable Development
Leiden University,The Netherlands
Sep 2016 — Feb 2017


Agroecology consultant @ CIFOR-ICRAF (World Agroforestry)
mrt 2022 — Huidig

At CIFOR-ICRAF I'm focusing on agroecology, asset-based community development and science communication. I've been supporting the Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology and its online Community of Practice. Key activities included project implementation support, a global review on citizen science initiatives in agroecology and data-analysis of AssetBased Community Development (ABCD) in Western Kenya.

Researcher @ Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
feb 2021 — mrt 2022

Research as part of the 'Pathways towards a sustainable and inclusive Cauvery Delta' project.

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