Making policies work

Walter Kennes

  • Regional integration
  • Trade
  • Environment
  • Climate change


Walter Kennes is a Programme Associate for the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).

Walter Kennes has worked for twenty five years for the European Commission on development-related issues. He started dealing with food security, food aid and rural development, moved on to macroeconomic adjustment programmes, and later to trade and development issues.

He has been head of sector for regional integration (1995-2002) and for environment and natural resources (2006-2011). Since mid-2011 he was appointed to deal with coordination of EU regional cooperation in Asia, focussing in particular on ASEAN as well as on environment, forestry and climate change issues.

Walter Kennes

Programme Associate




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