Making policies work

Koen Dekeyser

  • Food governance
  • Food systems
  • Food and nutrition security


Koen Dekeyser is a Junior Policy Officer in the Sustainable Food Systems team of ECDPM’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation programme. His interests lie in the intersection of food systems, change and food governance, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Koen is also a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation in Pretoria.

Before joining ECDPM, Koen was a research fellow at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security in South Africa, following his PhD in Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he was an Andrew W. Mellon grant holder and University of St Gallen ‘leader of tomorrow’. Koen has worked in Belgium, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Denmark and the Netherlands.


    Koen Dekeyser

    Junior Policy Officer Sustainable Food Systems | Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme




    English, Dutch


    • +31 (0)43 350 29 00


    Maastricht office

    Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 21

    6211 HE Maastricht