Dr. Katrin Glatzel is the Program Head of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, a program by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She is based at IFPRI's West and Central Africa Office in Dakar, Senegal and is a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College London.
The Malabo Montpellier Panel convenes 17 leading experts in agriculture, ecology, nutrition, and food security to guide policy choices by African governments to accelerate progress towards food security and improved nutrition in Africa. The Panel identifies areas of progress and positive change across the continent and assesses what successful countries have done differently. It then identifies the most important institutional innovations and policy and program interventions that can be replicated and scaled up by other countries. The Panel’s reports seek to inform and guide policy choices to accelerate progress toward the ambitious goals of the African Union Commission’s Agenda 2063, the Malabo Declaration and the global development agenda. The Malabo Montpellier Forum provides the platform to promote policy innovation by using the evidence produced by the Panel to facilitate dialogue and exchange among high-level decision-makers on African agriculture, nutrition, and food security. The Panel is facilitated by IFPRI, Imperial College London and the University of Bonn.
Katrin leads on the research and writing of the Panel’s reports and briefing papers and works with the members of the Panel to ensure strategically delivered expert advice to African and European governments towards meeting the ambitious goals under the African Union Agenda 2063, the Malabo Declaration and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is the lead author of several of the Malabo Montpellier Panel reports, various briefing papers, and other technical publications.
Previously, Katrin worked as Policy and Research Officer with the Montpellier Panel (the Malabo Montpellier Panel's predecessor) based at Imperial College London.
She holds a PhD from Imperial College London in Environmental Research and Policy, an MSc in Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She also spent a semester at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Katrin speaks German, English and French.