Joachim VON BRAUN

Director
Bonn University, Center for Development Research (ZEF) - Germany

Biography

Joachim von Braun is Director of the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, and Professor for economic and technological change. His research is on economic development, science and technology policy, poverty reduction, food and nutrition security, bioeconomy, and resource economics. He is President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, member of the German National Academy of Science - Leopoldina, Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Academy of Arts and Science North Rhine-Westphalia, fellow of African Academy of Science and of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He is member of the Board of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and Vice President of the German NGO Welthungerhilfe and co-chair of the International Advisory Committee on Bioeconomy. From 2002 to 2009, he was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington DC.