Making policies work

Koen Dekeyser

  • Food governance
  • Food systems
  • Food and nutrition security


Koen Dekeyser, is Policy Officer, Sustainable food systems and Climate action & green transition.

Koen’s 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

    Policy Officer




    English, Dutch


    • +32 (0)2 882 50 08


    Brussels office

    Rue Archimede 5

    1000 Brussels