People & Partners

The project is a partnership of:

The project scientific personnel are:

Emmanuel Acheampong, Ghana Lead Co-Investigator, KNUST  

Dr Acheampong is senior Lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD in Human Geography (researching forest-based livelihoods) from the University of Hull, UK. He is a member of Forest Connect Working Group which seeks to reduce poverty by linking smallholders with markets and service providers. He has been researching forest governance systems, timber production networks and forest justices for 15 years resulting in several publications in peer reviewed international journals.

Cam Hoang, Vietnam Lead Co-Investigator, VASS    

Dr Hoang is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Cultural Studies. He holds a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Washington, USA. His research interests are forest politics, environmental justice and cultural change among minority ethnic groups in Vietnam. He has over 19 years of experience working with local communities in the mountains of Vietnam, is an emergent public scholar on ethnic and cultural issues in Vietnam and collaborates with Sikor on multi-country research on the politics and governance of carbon forestry.

Achmad Maryudi, Indonesia Lead Co-Investigator, UGM

Prof Maryudi is a Professor at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He holds a PhD in Forest Policy Development from Göttingen University, Germany. His research interests include forest policy and governance, community forestry policy, small-medium forest enterprises and forest tenure. He is active in advising policy at both global and national levels, among others as deputy chair of the Forest Policy and Governance division of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. He also sits on the EU-Indonesia Joint Evaluation Team on the implementation of FLEGT.

Constance L. McDermott, Science Advisor, UEA

Dr McDermott is a Senior Fellow in Forest Governance and the Leader of the Ecosystems Governance Group at Oxford University with over 25 years’ experience in multi-level governance of forests, climate, and land use change and associated supply chains. Her research examines forest and landscape governance in its many forms, including intergovernmental initiatives, domestic institutions and policy, market-based initiatives such as forest, agriculture and green building certification, and community-based resource management. Her work has spanned the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa and ranged from in-depth case studies to international comparative research covering tropical, temperate and boreal forest zones in over 30 countries worldwide.

Rodd Myers, Senior Research Associate & Team Leader, UEA      

Dr Myers has worked on natural resource and agricultural production networks for 12 years in both agricultural and forest based land use systems as a practitioner and academic. He is an experienced project manager and accustomed to co-ordinating teams dispersed around the globe. Research interests are in local-global environmental justice issues around forest-based natural resources. Most recently, he worked on a global study of multi-level forest governance with the Centre for International Forestry Research. Recent publications focus on forest governance, land use change, and environmental justice. Dr Myers is a member of the Global Environmental Justice Group at the School of International Development.

Rebecca Rutt, Research Associate, UEA

Dr Rutt is a social scientist with over a decade of research and project experience in natural resource management and particularly forestry. Her research tends to focus on issues of concern to political ecology and environmental justice. Prior to this position, she has worked at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, the University of Copenhagen’s Institute of Food and Resource Economics, and the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Forestry Department. Dr Rutt is employed by the University of East Anglia’s School of International Development and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Our team also recognises the invaluable contribution and leadership that Professor Thomas Sikor made to the conceptualisation of ProdJus.

ProdJus is supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and VolkswagenStiftung through the Europe and Global Challenges initiative.