Organisation

All major decisions regarding the work of the ICDD are taken by the International Steering Committee, which meets once a year together with members from all partner universities.
The ICDD has established an advisory board with highly distinguished academics and practitioners in the field of development and decent work.
These experts will support the ICDD in facilitation of exchange with policy experts. A number of institutions and foundations support and cooperate with the ICDD within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The ICDD in Kassel is headed by a Board of Directors of four member-elected scientists, including one representative of the DITSL.

International Steering Committee

Steering Committee & Academic Board

  • The International Steering Committee convenes at least once per year to discuss questions of all scientific and organizational matters of the center.
  • It determines the distribution of research resources and conference.
  • It selects Ela Bhatt professorship holders.
  • The Academic Board decides on the applications for membership of the ICDD Graduate School (PhD / Postdoc fellows) as well as on all academic issues related to the Graduate School. Its membership it is identical with the International Steering Committee, except that no ILO representative is at this board.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer

Director

  • Professor for Globalization and Politics in the SocialScience Department of the University of Kassel
  • Areas of Expertise: International Political Economy: Governance of world markets, international labor standards, cross-national transfer of institutions, theories of the International Political Economy / American politics: Foreign economic policy making, industrial policy, labor politics
  • Website

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bürkert

Vice Director

  • head of the Section of Organic Plant Production and Agroecosystems Research in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Kassel
  • His research focuses on carbon and plant nutrient cycling in agroecosystems to analyse management effects on system sustainability, the role of organic amendments and mineral fertilisers on plant nutrient availability and product quality, and on nutrient acquisition by plants in marginal and intensive environments
  • Website

Prof. Dr. Michelle Williams

Representative of the social sciences

Prof. Dr. Michelle Williams is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg South Africa and chair person for the Global Labour University Programme (GLU) at Wits.

Home Info                 

University of the Witwatersrand

Prof. Dr. Michelle Williams

Address:

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Braamfontein 2000
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa

Mail: Michelle.Williams[at]wits.ac.za

Prof. Dr. Patrick K. Agbesinyale

Prof. Dr. Patrick K. Agbesinyale is the Director of Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Home Info:

Post Office Box UC 97, Cape Coast, Ghana
+233-20-8195279
pagbesinyale[at]ucc.edu.gh

Fields of Specialization:

  • Theories and Concepts of Development and Underdevelopment
  • Contemporary Issues in Development
  • Analytical Techniques in Development Studies
  • Advance Research Methods
  • Environment and Development

Prof. Dr. Bino Paul

  • TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • Area of Research: Labour Market, Social Networks and Knowledge Activity
  • Teaching: Labour Economics, Social Network Analysis, Urban Economics

Home Info:

Post Box No. 8313, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088

022-25525804

binopaul[at]gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Iqrar A. Khan

Representative of the agricultural sciences universities

Home Info:

Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad - 38040, Pakistan

+92-41-9200200

vc[at]uaf.edu.pk

Prof. Dr. Joseph Matofari

Representative of the agricultural sciences universities

  • Senior Lecturer, Food safety and Biotechnology at Egerton University
  • Website

Dr. Javier Becerril

Representative of the agricultural sciences universities

  • Economía Ambiental.
  • Economía de la Agrobiodiversidad.
  • Evaluación de Impactos
  • Website

Home Info:

+52 (999) 983-0362 y 63

javier.becerril[at]uady.mx

Dr. Frank Hoffer

Senior Research Officer / ILO ACTRAV
Contact

Jonah Muthui

PhD representative of the ICDD Network

Grace Mudombi

PhD representative of the ICDD Network

 

 

Board of Directors

Advisory Board