CV dr. Robin J. Pistorius
since 2004 Facts of Life. Factual and strategic advise on international agricultural-, environmental-, and development issues in particular regarding biotechnology, biodiversity and water.
2000/2004  Senior consultant/unit hoofd AIDEnvironment Inter-Action, Amsterdam. Senior consultant and unit head at AidEnvironment consultancy (Amsterdam). Responsible for initiating, design, and facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogues on global environmental issues.
1999/2000 Projectcoordinator for Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands (CGN). Task: multi-stakeholder dialogue on role of biodiversity within agriculture. Title: 'Vision on Agro-biodiversity'.
1993/1999 Senior researcher for Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO). rea of research: political controversies regarding the use and conservation of plant genetic resources. For published version of disseration click here .
1993/1995 Vavilov-Frankel Award winner at the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI, Rome).Area of reseach: History of the conservation and use of plants, resulting in monograph titled:  Scientists, Plants and Politics: A History of the Plant Genetic Resources Movement . (Pdf)
1989/1993 Editor of the Biotechnology and Development Monitor. Journal on the implications of biotechnology on global agricultural production. Financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
1993 Guest-researcher at the Centre for Development Research (CDR, Copenhagen). Area of research: Greening of the genetic resources issue.
1992/1993 Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.Area of teaching: improvement of writing abilities of students.
1992/1993 Researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.Area of reserarch: Implications of biotechnology for sugar-export of the Philippines. Project for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
1991/1992 Researcher at the Economic Geographical Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Area of research: impact of biotechnology-regulation on the production of food in The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
1990 Reseacher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Area of research: Report for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) titled The Current Status of Bio tech nology as it Affects Conserva tion and Use of Plant Genetic Resources.
1990 Chairman of CORINT Foundation (Co-ordinated Research on Inter na tional Relations). Task: acquisition and internships arrangements for students political science at the University of Amsterdam.

Gymnasium (Brielle, The Netherlands)

Hobbies: painting/running

Place of birth: Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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