Bartel Van de Walle new member of WOTRO Steering Committee
The NWO Executive board has appointed TPM prof. Bartel Van de Walle as member of the Steering Committee of WOTRO Science for Global Development. WOTRO is very pleased to welcome Van de Walle, also because of his efforts to take science beyond the university walls and into society. At TU Delft, Van de Walle is also a member of the steering committee of TU Delft | Global Initiative.
Van de Walle’s (research) experiences in countries such as Africa, the Middle East and China will be very valuable for the WOTRO Steering Committee. The other committee members and WOTRO also look forward to working together because of his entrepreneurship and tendency to push ahead quickly, and his ability to get people with very different backgrounds to work together on a shared vision.
NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development programmes, funds and monitors innovative research on global issues, with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. NWO-WOTROs research projects are realised by interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the North and South and in close collaboration with non-academic stakeholders. These partnerships yield solutions for development challenges and strengthen the bridge between research, policy and practice.