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Pierre Merlet

  • Ph.D. in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Anvers in November 2021.

  • Advanced Master of Globalisation and Development from the Institute of Development Policy of the University of Antwerp (IOB-UA). 2010.

  • Engineer Degree in Agronomy with a Specialisation in Social Sciences and Rural Development from the Institute for Education and Research in Life Sciences, Agronomy, Food Technology and Environment of Paris-France (AgroParisTech). 2005.

After his studies Pierre Merlet worked for four years as a development practitioner in Nicaragua in development projects related to natural resources access and management. He has worked for NITLAPAN-UCA since 2016 as a senior researcher leading the institute’s research agenda on land and natural resources. As such, he has coordinated several international research-action projects, implemented together with IOB-UA, AGTER, AgroParisTech, the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), and several Nicaraguan organisations and gives several course sessions for Master students at IOB-UA, UCA, KU Leuven. He is also the academic coordinator of an international training programme in research and development designed and implemented together by IOB-UA for Central American students.

Pierre Merlet is a member of AGTER, ( and of the International Joint Laboratory on Governance, Resources and Mobility in Central America (

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