Knowledge manager at the International Land Coalition Secretariat at IFAD
International Land Coalition
Secretariat at IFAD
Via Paolo di Dono 44
00142 Rome - Italy
Feb 2013 – present
Knowledge manager at International Land Coalition Secretariat at IFAD, Italy.
Jan 2009 – Jun 2012
Researcher in Knowledge for Development at Ghent University and University of Bologna.
May 2011 – Sep 2011
Visiting period at the Global Water Partnership, Sweden.
Feb 2010 – Sep 2010
Visiting period at the NGO PROTOS, Belgium.
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009
Grant writer at department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium.
Sep 2004 – Aug 2006
Researcher in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium and University of Genoa, Italy.
Internship at the dept. for International Projects, Ministry of Education of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
2012: PhD in ‘Science, Technology, and Humanities’ (University of Bologna) and PhD in ‘Political Sciences’ (Ghent University).
2008: Master degree (MA) in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Barcelona).
2004: Master degree (MEng) in Civil Engineering (Ghent University).
2001: Bachelor degree (BEng) in Engineering (Ghent University).
Honors and awards
2011: Winner of the World Bank’s Water Sector Writing Contest on Wikipedia [view article].
2009: Best poster presentation prize, School of International Development, University of East Anglia.
2006: Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch. Somewhat less fluent in Catalan. I read Portuguese. Notions of German.
Cherlet, J. (2015). The ILC Database of Good Practices on People-Centred Land Governance. Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015: Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity, 23-27 March, Washington, DC. (goo.gl/IDXuyX).
Niasse, M. and Cherlet, J. (2015) Coordinated Land and Water Governance for Food Security. GWP-TEC Perspective Paper, Stockholm: Global Water Parntership. (goo.gl/LSJtzO).
Niasse, M. and Cherlet, J. (2015). Ecosystem Services-Based Approaches to Integrated Water Resources Management in Developing Countries, in: Global Dialogue on Water Ecosystem Services, Aberdeen: UNESCO-IHP James Hutton Institute. (goo.gl/Ze3Swx).
Baumgartner, P. and Cherlet, J. (2015). Institutional Framework of (In)Action Against Land Degradation. In: Global Assessment of the Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement, Bonn: ZEF.
Pongiglioni F. and Cherlet J.(2015). The social and behavioral dimensions of climate change: fundamental but disregarded? Journal for General Philosophy of Science. online first. (goo.gl/VrnldY).
Cherlet, J. (2014). Epistemic and Technological Determinism in Development Aid, Science Technology & Human Values 39(6), 773-94 (goo.gl/YTLCM3).
Taylor, M. and Cherlet, J. (2014). The International Land Coalition: upholding the land rights of family farmers, in: Deep Roots, FAO. (goo.gl/Y89F8i).
Foster, S. and Cherlet, J. (2014) Governing the Link Between Land-Use Change and Groundwater. GWP-TEC Perspective Paper, Stockholm: Global Water Partnership (goo.gl/N9G7pF).
Cherlet J. and Venot, J-P. (2013). Structure and agency: understanding water policy change in West Africa, Water Policy 15(3), 479–495. (goo.gl/TN3ED8).
Cherlet J. (2012). Development Aid to Water Management in Mali: the Actors, 'Global' Paradigms, and 'Local' Translations. Afrika Focus, 25(2), 94-99.
Cherlet J. (2012). Development Aid to Water Management in Mali: the Actors, 'Global' Paradigms, and 'Local' Translations. PhD dissertation presented at University of Bologna and Ghent University (goo.gl/ZyzhxW).
Cherlet J. (2011). Water Supply and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wikipedia, winning article of the World Bank Writing Contest (goo.gl/m73IhD).
Cherlet J. (2010). Political Ecology and STS in dialogue: future directions for the social study of environmental controversies, in: Mazzotti, M. and Pancaldi, G. (eds) Impure Cultures: Interfacing science, technology, and humanities, Bologna Studies in the History of Science Vol. 12, CIS, Bologna.
Cherlet J. (2010). A Social Study of the Technologies composing the Green Revolution, in Frank M.L. and Pogliano C. (eds) Scorci di storia della scienza. Seminario congiunto dei dottorati. Bari 26-28 giugno 2008, Pisa: Plus.
Cherlet J. et al. (2007). Modeling sand wave characteristics on the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Calais-Dover strait. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.112, C06002.
Cherlet, J. (2015). Links between land use and groundwater – Governance provisions and management strategies. Workshop on Responding to the Global Food Security Challenge through Coordinated Land and Water Governance - A joint GWP-ILC-IWMI initiative. 15-16 June, Pretoria, South Africa.
Cherlet, J. (2015). The ILC Database of Good Practices on People-Centred Land Governance. Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015: Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity, 23-27 March, Washington, DC.
Cherlet, J. (2014). Sécurité foncière et productivité du petit producteur agricole : quelle corrélation? Vers une sécurisation foncière du paysan dans la riziculture à grande échelle au Sahel – Atelier régional, les 2 et 3 juin, Bamako, Mali [Cherlet J. represented by Skinner J.]
Cherlet, J. (2014). Water and land tenure security in the Nexus. Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, 19-20 May, Bonn.
Cherlet, J. (2013). Ruée vers les terres agricoles – Opportunité ou risque pour la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique? Conférence sur L’accès aux terres agricoles en Afrique subsaharienne, une des clés du développement, 24 June 2013, Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris.
Cherlet J. (2013). Politics of land grabbing and the relation with food security: a geostrategic analysis. VII Forum of Water for Development (VII Foro Agua para el desarrollo), 5 June 2013, Madrid.
Cherlet J. (2012). The Emergence and Implementation of the Integrated Water Resources Management Paradigm: an Actor-Oriented View. 12th EASA biennial conference, 10-13 July 2012, Nanterre. [download pdf].
Cherlet J. (2011). The Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Climate Change: Fundamental but Disregarded? Brown International Advanced Research Institute, 11-25 June 2011, Brown University.
Cherlet J. (2011). A Genealogy of Epistemic and Technological Determinism in Development Aid Discourses. DIME workshop 'Technology, Institutions, Development', 18-19 February 2011, Max Planck institute, Jena. [download pdf].
Cherlet J. (2011). Reflections on the use of Wikipedia for the dissemination of development knowledge. Brown Bag Lunch - First Wikipedia writing competition for water: meet the winners, discuss the platform, 3 February 2011, World Bank, Washington.
Cherlet J. (2010). Theoretical reflections on Capacity Building as vehicle for knowledge transfer in development cooperation, drawing on the observation of water development projects. EASST010 Conference, 2-4 Sept 2010, Trento.
Cherlet J. (2009). The construction and transfer of knowledge in international development. The case of water, Current Debates in International Development, a multi-disciplinary conference of PhD students of development, 25-26 June 2009, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
For my full publication record, see my UGent bibliography or my Google Scholar profile.