Director and Network Manager

Marten is Professor in Social Change & Development and the Director of the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR) at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname. With a background in Sociology focused on Policy Research and Development Cooperation, he has developed a personal and scientific interest in Non Governmental Organizations, Civil Society and Political Development and has conducted research Development Planning, Poverty, Civil Society, Organization Development and/or supervised the publication of 12 books on NGO’s. He has also been trained in diplomacy and defense planning.