Marieke Veeger is a scenarios and policy researcher for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the BNP Paribas project Re-imaging anticipatory climate governance, based at the University for International Cooperation (UCI) in Costa Rica. She has led, designed and coordinated the Future Scenarios Research Project in Latin America since 2013, collaborating closely with CCAFS and Utrecht University‘s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development . Bringing together key stakeholders and decision makers from the public, private and research sectors on regional, national and local levels, she designs and coordinates participatory scenario-guided policy making processes. Within this science – policy interface, she emphasizes on training of key stakeholders in order to establish the capacities fundamental to policy design under uncertainty.
A geographer by training who graduated from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Marieke studied institutional, policy and behavior changes in natural resource management. Working in social innovation has convinced her of the strength of multidisciplinary teams, while implementing and coordinating international development projects in Latin America over the last 10 years has specialized her in agriculture, food security, climate change, rural development and public-private partnerships.