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Christian Pilegaard Hansen

Christian Pilegaard Hansen

Associate Professor

  • Section for Global Development

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

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

My research focuses on the political ecology/political economy of natural resources in developing countries, i.e. the relationships between economic and political processes and the natural resources. I'm particularly interested in forests/forestry and especially timber and charcoal. In relation to timber, I have done research on benefit sharing and illegal logging, including the implications of the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) and VPAs (Voluntary Partnership Agreements). Currently I am involved in two larger research programmes. One on Science and Power in participatory forestry (SCIFOR) and another on Access ad Exclusion along the charcoal commodity chain in Ghana (AX).

 I am course responsible for the MSc course in Political Ecology and form part of the team of lecturers on the Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management course.  I currently supervise four PhD students:  Numan Amanzi and Srijana Baral of the SCIFOR project and Lawrence Brobbey and Frank Agyei of the AX project as well as MSc students. I enjoy supervising MSc students, so if you are interested in the above-mentioned topics, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

 I am involved in capacity building though the SCIFOR and AX projects but also participate in the Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries initiative, where I am involved in activities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania). I also have experiences from long-term postings and short-term consultancy work in developing countries in capacity building and technical advisory functions.


See my Curriculum Vitae for further details.

Possible conflicts of interest


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