Birgit Boogaard

Birgit_fotoMy thinking can be described as holistic. I have a broad interest, but the common denominator tends to be ‘the human face’ in sustainable development. That means to address the more social oriented questions related to sustainable development.

I hold a PhD in Animal Production Systems and Rural Sociology and an Msc in Animal Production Systems and Communication & Innovation Studies. I have a teaching qualification from Wageningen University.

I’ve worked at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and a various groups of Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), including Rural Sociology Group (RSO), Knowledge, Technology and Innovation group (KTI), Wageningen Livestock Research (WLR) and Animal Production Systems Group (APS).

I’ve lived and worked in various parts of the world, including Mozambique (Vilanculos), Norway (Ås), Brazil (Araras), and the Gambia (Bansang). I have a working proficiency in Dutch, English, and Portuguese, and I speak basic Norwegian.

Creativity plays an important role throughout my life. I’ve always enjoyed drawing and painting. I’ve made various line drawings when working at ILRI. Recently, I followed an Orientation Course at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague and a course on graphic design with Adobe Illustrator.