Jan Derk (Danny) Wijnhoud, graduated for his MSc in Physical Geography at Utrecht University with majors in Tropical Land Evaluation and Soil & Water Conservation. His thesis work was based on field research in respectively Botswana and Burkina Faso. He graduated for his PhD on Integrated Development Strategies at Wageningen University with his thesis work at the interfaces of sustainable land management, rural diversification and livelihoods based on prolonged research in Northeast Thailand while drawing in on some of his professional experiences in Africa, in particular from Mozambique and Ethiopia. He has worked as a capacity development advisor for Natural Resources Management, Local Economic Development, Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security on a wide range of assignments in among others Mozambique, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi. Since late 2012 he is working from the Netherlands as a Senior Researcher in support of ActionAid’s lobby, policy advocacy and campaigns. Based on a human rights based approach and with a strong gender lens, he mainly focuses on women’s land rights, livelihood resilience and the right to food within a climate and political economy changing context.