Foresight Directory

Robin Bourgeois

Individual Italy, Europe

Robin Bourgeois recently joined the GFAR Executive Secretariat as Senior Foresight and Development Policies Expert under a secondment from the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE). Robin, who was born in Paris, has an Engineer Degree in Agronomy and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Montpellier. Robin worked at ISNAR in the Netherlands from 1988 to 1992 as a research fellow on research-technology transfer linkages. He was then hired and seconded for four years by the MAEE to the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) in Costa Rica. In 1996, Robin joined CIRAD as an economist. In 1998 he was seconded to the UNESCAP-Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA, ex-CGPRT Centre). In 2004, Robin was deeply involved in revising the CAPSA mandate and its focus on poverty alleviation and contributed to promote CAPSA’s advocacy role. In 2007, Robin returned to CIRAD, in Montpellier, where he continued his research on inequalities and constitutional change in rural areas, focusing on foresight as a triggering mechanism. n the GFAR Secretariat, Robin now has specific responsibility for strengthening GFAR’s role in foresight and for providing an open and multi-stakeholder space for dialogue and action on the future of agricultural research.

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