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Marion Herens has over 25 years of experience in food and nutrition security in international development cooperation as well as in health and physical promotion in the Netherlands. She has worked for national and international organisations, e.g., FAO. In the domain of food and nutrition security she has been involved in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of multi-sectoral food and nutrition security programmes and projects. In the domain of health and physical activity promotion, she has had multiple job positions, relating predominantly to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of lifestyle interventions and health policy at national and municipal level. She has facilitated many interactive planning processes, and is a skilled trainer. Recently, she finalised her PhD research in which she evaluated the impact of Dutch communitybased physical activity programs targeting socially vulnerable groups.
Presently, she holds the position of food and nutrition security expert at Wageningen University & Research - Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) . Responsibilities include , amongst others, programme and project advise on linking agriculture and nutrition; research and advise on formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated programmes in food and nutrition security; capacity development and professional training programmes in food and nutrition security.