Prof. Emer. Jan Pronk
Professor Emeritus, International Institute of Social Studies- ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is the former Minister of Development Cooperation, serving two terms, and later Minister of Environment in The Netherlands. He has also served as an international civil servant in various capacities in the UN including Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Sudan leading the UN peacekeeping operation (UNMIS); and former President of the Society for International Development (SID). Currently Jan holds a Chair in the Theory and Practice of International Development at ISS, and is a lecturer at various universities.