Annelies Zoomers

Annelies Zoomers (programme director Welcoming Spaces) is Professor of International Development Studies (IDS) at Utrecht University and chair of the IS-academy on land governance (LANDac); she is involved in various research projects assessing the implications of migration/investment deals for local development in the context of the global south. She has published extensively about sustainable livelihoods; land policies and the impact of privatisation, tourism and international migration. She is the founding director of Shared Value Foundation and the chair of WOTRO Science for Global Development. Email:

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