Cora van Oosten
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University
Senior Project Leader
Cora van Oosten is a Human Geographer with over 25 years of international experience in landscape approaches, governance, and participatory planning. She has worked as senior adviser, project manager and team leader, usually on long term assignment in Africa (Kenya, Burkina Faso, Ghana), Latin America (Bolivia) and Asia (Cambodia). At present, Cora is employed as senior project leader at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (Wageningen University, Netherlands), where she is in charge of a project portfolio related to landscape approaches, landscape restoration, and landscape governance. All her activities have a strong component of capacity development. To this end, Cora and her team have developed a ‘landscape capability framework’, which, together with (public and private) partners, they apply to enhance landscape capabilities worldwide, with the aim to manage, govern and restore landscapes in an economically viable and socially acceptable manner.