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Hans Herren

Hans R. Herren is President and CEO of the Millennium Institute (Washington) DC, dedicated to help countries develop capacities in integrated and systemic medium and long term sustainable development policy planning. From 1994 to 2005 he was Chief Executive of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya and from 1979 to 1994 Director Plant Health Division at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria.

He coordinated the UNEP Green Economy Report ‘s agriculture chapter, the UNEP Report on the Ecological Bases of Food Security and co-chaired the UN commissioned International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development. He is also the Founder and President of the Biovision Foundation for ecological development, Zurich.

For his achievements he has been awarded among others the Right Livelihood Award 2013; World Food Prize 1995, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2003 and a NAS Foreign Associate and Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences.

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