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Christian Pilegaard Hansen

Christian Pilegaard Hansen

Associate Professor

  • Section for Global Development

    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Bygning B, 1. sal, Building: 1.205

    Phone: +45 35 33 17 35Mobile: +45 61 66 27 46

Curriculum Vitae

Name                            Christian Pilegaard HANSEN

Date of Birth                16 September 1964

Phone/e-mail                 Phone: +45 3533 1735; E-mail: cph@life.ku.dk

Education                     MSc (Forestry), Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen

 

PhD (Political Economy/Natural Resources), University of Copenhagen

 

 

Experience Record

 

 

Period

Employer

Position

June 2011 -

Forest & Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

 

Associate Professor (Forest Governance)

 

January 2011 – May 2011

 

Forest & Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

 

International Co-ordinator

 

March 2010 – December 2010

 

Universities Denmark

 

Project leader, Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries

 

January 2004 – March 2010

Forest & Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

International Co-ordinator

 

 

January 2003 – December 2003

 

DanidaForest Seed Centre

 

Co-ordinator, Information and Outreach

 

May 2002-October 2002

 

Scanagri-Denmark a/s

IndonesiaForest Seed Project, Indonesia

 

Chief Technical Advisor

 

June 2000 – May 2002

 

Scanagri-Denmark a/s

IndonesiaForest Seed Project, Indonesia

 

Technical Advisor

 

February 1998 – June 2000

 

DanidaForest Seed Centre

 

Advisor in forest genetic resources

 

October 1997 - February 1998

 

COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners AS

 

Forestry and Natural Resources Management Consultant

March 1995 -   
September 1997

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forest Resources Division. Rome, Italy

Associate Professional Officer

 

August 1992 -
March 1995

 

The National Forest and Nature Agency, Denmark (with placements in Planning Division and Tree Improvement Station)

 

Head of Section

 

February 1992 - August 1992

 

Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

 

Amanuensis/Research Assistant

 

Awards                         Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Award for excellent MSc degree, 1992.

Scientific focus              Political economy; political ecology; natural resource governance; illegal logging; commodity chain analysis

Assignments                  Chairman of the Danish Steering Committee of the Growth & Employment Platform under the Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries initiative (2011-2013)

 

Danish Representative in European Tropical Forestry Research Network (ETFRN).

 

Consultancy                  Numerous short term consultancies for Danida, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Bank and Dutch Development Assistance to Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe

 

Teaching                      Course responsible for MSc course ”Political Ecology” (7.5 ECTS). Member of team of lecturers on the Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management course (ILUNRM, 15 ECTS) course.   

 

Supervision                  PhD supervisor of four PhD students. One completed PhD fellow. Supervisor of MSc and BSc thesis work.

Languages                   

 

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Danish

Mother tongue

 

 

English

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Bahasa-Indonesia

Good

Good

Fair

Spanish

-

Good

-

French

Fair

Good

-

                     

 

External funding         Access and exclusion along the charcoal commodity chain in Ghana (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2015-19, 9 million DKK); Growth & Employment Platform, Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), August 2011-13, 20 million DKK); Preparation of Growth and Employment Platform (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), October 2010-July 2011, 1.0 million DKK); Performance Contract between Danida and Forest & Landscape (UM 104.M.87) (2004-12, 42 million DKK); “Timber trees, tree tenure and sharing of benefits” research project with Forest Research Institute, Ghana and Tropenbos-International, Ghana (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2006-9, 0.5 million DKK).

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed works          

 

Nathan, I., Hansen, C.P., Cashore, B. 2014. Timber legality verification in practice: Prospects for support and institutionalization. Forest Policy and Economics 48 (2014): 1–5.

 

Franck, M. & Hansen, C.P. 2014. How effective are task forces in tackling illegal logging? Empirical evidence from Ghana. International Forestry Review 16(3): 354-362. doi 10.1505/146554814812572511

 

Carlsen, K. & Hansen, C.P. 2014, Rent-seeking and timber rights allocation in Ghana. International Forestry Review 16(6): 537-548. doi 10.1505/146554814814095375

 

Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F., 2013. Africa, tropical timber, turfs, and trade: Geographical perspectives on Ghana’s timber industry and development by J.H. Owusu. Book review. The Journal of Modern African Studies 51: 375-376.

 

Hansen, C.P., Damnyag, L., Obiri, B.D., Carlsen, K. 2012. Revisiting illegal logging and the domestic timber market: The case of Ghana. International Forestry Review 11: 439-455.

 

Ramcilovic-Suominen, S., Hansen, C.P. 2012. Why some forestry rules are obeyed and others violated – instrumental and normative perspectives of forest law compliance in Ghana. Forest Policy and Economics 23: 46-54.

 

Carlsen, K., Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F. 2012. Factors affecting certification uptake – Perspectives from the timber industry in Ghana. Forest Policy and Economics 25: 83-92.

 

Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F., 2011. The political economy of timber taxation. The case of Ghana.  Forest Economics and Politics 13, 630-641.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., 2011. Forest law compliance and enforcement: The case of on-farm timber extraction in Ghana (2010). Journal of Environmental Management 92, 575-586.

 

Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F., Treue, T., 2009. Neither fast, nor easy. The prospect of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Ghana. International Forestry Review 11, 439-455.

 

Hansen, C.P., Treue, T., 2008. Assessing illegal logging in Ghana. International Forestry Review 10, 573-590.

 

Hansen, C.P., 1996. Making available information on the conservation and utilisation of forest genetic resources: The FAO world-wide information system on forest genetic resources. In Dieters, M.J. (Ed.). Tree Improvement for Sustainable Tropical Forestry. Proceedings QFRI-IUFRO Conf., Caloundra, Queensland, Australia. 27 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996, pp. 37-41.

Vanclay, J.K., Skovsgaard, J.P., Hansen, C.P., 1995. Assessing the quality of permanent sample plot databases for growth modelling in forest plantations.
Forest Ecology and Management 71,177-186.

 

 

Other works  

 

Hansen, C.P., 2013. Towards constructive alignment of the interdisciplinary land use and natural ressource management course. Chapter 18 in Improving university science teaching and learning. (Eds: Ulriksen, L., Sølber, J., Hansen, H.W.) Pedagogical projects 2012. Volume 5 (1).  University of Copenhagen.

 

Lund, J.F., Carlsen, K., Hansen, C.P., Treue, T., 2012. The political economy of timber governance in Ghana. In Broekhoven, G., Savenije, H., von Scheliha, S. (Eds): Moving forward with forest governance. European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) News No. 53: 117-127.

 

Hansen, C.P., 2011. Forest law compliance and enforcement. The case of Ghana. Development Brief (Policy) No. 13. November 2011. Danish Centre of Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen. 

 

Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F., 2011. The political economy of timber taxation in Ghana. Development Brief (Policy) No. 12. October 2011. Danish Centre of Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen. 

 

Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F., Koch, N.E., 2011. Integrated solutions to the future of the world’s tropical rainforests – linking climate adaptation and mitigation with sustainable development. Expert box in Steffen, W., Richardson, K. (Eds): Climate change: Global risks, challenges and decisions. CambridgeUniversity Press, Cambridge.

 

Hansen, C.P., 2010. Governance of timber resources in the High Forest Zone of Ghana. A positive political economy perspective. PhD thesis. Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

 

Hansen, C.P., Treue, T., Lund, J.F., 2009. Challenges and opportunities in implementing REDD at the national level: the case of Ghana. IOP Conf. series: Earth and Environmental Science 6. doi:10.1088/1755-1307/6/5/252006.

 

Hansen, C.P., Lund, J.F., Treue, T., 2009. Why REDD will be neither fast, nor easy: The example of Ghana. Development Brief (Policy), No. 8, Danish Centre of Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen. 

 

Hansen, C.P., Treue, T. 2009. The sharing of financial benefits from timber trees in Ghana: issues of equity and economic incentives with emphasis on the off-reserve situation. In Boateng, K., Okae, K., Hansen, C.P. (Eds): Strengthening off-reserve timber resource management in Ghana. Proceedings of workshop held in Accra, Ghana, on the 27th and 28th of September, 2007. Tropenbos International - Ghana Workshop Proceedings 7. Kumasi, Ghana.

 

Boateng, K., Okae, K., Hansen, C.P. (Eds), 2009: Strengthening off-reserve timber resource management in Ghana. Proceedings of workshop held in Accra, Ghana, on the 27th and 28th of September, 2007. Tropenbos International - Ghana Workshop Proceedings 7. Kumasi, Ghana.

 

Hansen, C.P., Treue, T., 2008. Illegal logging in Ghana. Development Brief (Policy), No. 5, Danish Centre of Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen.

 

Birikorang, G., Hansen, C.P., Treue, T., 2007. Review of the current taxation system relevant to the forest sector in Ghana. VLTP Background Paper No. 1. Validation of Legal Timber Programme, Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana.

 

Birikorang, G., Hansen, C.P., Treue, T., 2007. Review of the current taxation system relevant to the forest sector in Ghana. VLTP Discussion Paper No. 4. Validation of Legal Timber Programme, Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana.

 

Kjaer, D.D., Hansen, C.P., Roulund, H., Graudal, L., 2005. Procurement of plant material of good genetic quality. Chapter 9 in Stanturf, J.A., Madsen, P. (Eds.): Restoration of boreal and temperate forests. GRC Press.

 

                                      Jøker, D., Hansen, C.P. (Eds.), 2005. Development and Environment’. A presentation of the development and environment programme of the Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning. Danish Centre of Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., 2004. From Knowledge to Action. Strategy 2004-8 for the development and environment programme’. Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, KVL

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., 2004. Development of a Coherent Quality Forestry Germplasm Trading and Sources Policy Making Concept in Vietnam. Consultancy Report to Vietnam Tree Seed Project. Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., 2003. Field assessment manual. International series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya. Results and Documentation No. 16. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., Dien, P.Q., Tung, H.V., 2003. Assessment and analysis of two Pinus kesiya provenance trials in Vietnam. Trial No. 1, Ba Vi and trial No. 2, Lang Hanh. International series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya. Results and Documentation No. 17. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., Nyoka, I., Mhongwe, C.H., 2003. Assessment and analysis of a Pinus kesiya provenance trial in Zimbabwe. Trial No. 3 (PV144), Cashel. International series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya. Results and Documentation No. 18. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., Jøker, D., Milton, 2003. Assessment and analysis of a Pinus kesiya provenance trial in South Africa. Trial No. 4, Grootgeluk. International series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya. Results and Documentation No. 19. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., Jøker, D., Milton, 2003. Assessment and analysis of two Pinus kesiya provenance trials in Swaziland. Trial No. 5, R136 (Block G) and Trial No. 6, R136 (Block J). International series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya. Results and Documentation No. 20. Danida Forest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., Ræbild, A., Saragih, T., 2003. Assessment and analysis of two Pinus kesiya provenance trials in Indonesia. Trial No. 7 (T72) Aek Nauli and Trial No. 8 (T70) Habinsaran. International series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya. Results and Documentation No. 21. Danida Forest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Rachmawati, H, Iriantono, D., Hansen, C.P., 2002. Gmelina arborea . Seed Leaflet No. 62.  Danida Forest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

                                      Ræbild, A., Hansen, C.P., Kjær, E.D., 2002. Statistical analysis of data from provenance trials. DFSC Guidelines and Technical Notes No. 63. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., 2002. Demo-plot establishment by Indonesia Forest Seed Project. In Proceedings from the third regional consultation of Danish-supported tree seed projects in SE-Asia. Vientiane, Lao P.D.R. 30 January – 2 February 2001. Lao Tree Seed Project, Vientiane. 

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., Theilade, I., Hald, S., 2001. Practical experiences with establishment and management of ex situ conservation stands of tropical pines. Results and Documentation No. 1. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., 2000. Application of the pilodyn in forest tree improvement. Technical Note No. 55. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., 2000. International provenance trials of Neem. Description of international provenance trials of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) established by collaborators of the International Neem Network. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome and DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., Joy, B., Therkildsen, P., 2000. Tree Seed Zones of Kalimantan. IndonesiaForest Seed Project, Bandung.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., Kjaer, E.D., 1999. Appropriate planting material in tree plantings: Opportunities and critical factors. In: Barros, S.& M.I. Campodónico (Eds.). Proceedings of an international experts meeting on the role of planted forests in sustainable forest management. Santiago, Chile, April 6-10, 1999. Corporación Nacional Forestal, Chile.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P. (Ed.), 1998. The importance of managing forest genetic resources and reproductive material for sustainable forest management. Proceedings of the seminar on forests and trees in environment and development co-operation 27 April 1998 Nødebo, Denmark. DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P.; Thomsen, A., Graudal, L. (Eds.) 1998. Description of Neem seed sources. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome and DanidaForest Seed Centre, Humlebaek.

 

Hansen, C.P., 1996. The FAO world-wide information system on forest genetic resources. Forest Genetic Resources Vol. 24, 64-69.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., Souvannavong, O., Thomsen, A., 1996. Recent activities of the International Neem Network.  Forest Genetic Resources Vol. 24, 33-40.

Hansen, C.P., 1994. DanishNational Forest Inventory - Present Status and Future Prospects. In: Skovsgaard, J.P. and Hansen, C.P. (Eds.) Forest Inventory Research and Practices in Scandinavia. Proceedings from the biennial meeting of the Nordic Cooperative Group on Forest Inventory, held in Raadvad, Denmark, 1-3 August 1994. Ministry of Environment, National Forest and Nature Agency & Ministry of Agriculture, Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute, Copenhagen.

                                      Hansen, C.P., 1994. Skove og plantager 1990. Skoven Vol. 26, 1-5.

 

                                      Hansen, C.P., 1994. Mere skov i Danmark viser resultaterne af ny skovtælling
Vækst Vol. 115, 1-4.

 

Hansen, C.P., 1994. Arealstatistik for nobilis og nordmannsgran fra skovtællingen 1990.  PS Nåledrys vol. 10 

Hansen, C.P., Zangenberg, C., 1993. Skove og plantager 1990.

The Danish Statistical Department and National Forest and Nature Agency, Copenhagen.

Hansen, C.P., 1992. Risikoen ved indsnævret genetisk variation i forskellige typer af skovbevoksninger. Dansk Skovbrugs Tidsskrift Vol. 77.

Hansen, C.P.,1991. En samfundsøkonomisk vurdering af Planteavlsstationens fremavlsprogram i rødgran. Part of MSc thesis. Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen.

 

Hansen, C.P. 1990. Risikoen ved insnævret genetisk variation i forskellige typer af skovbevoksninger. Part of MSc thesis. Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen. 

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