Is Director of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht. Dr. Ir. Engel has years of field experience in international development work with multi-lateral, bi-lateral and non-governmental agencies. He was also an Associate Professor at Wageningen University and Research Centre, where he led a research team that developed, tested and published a soft systems approach and field methodology to strengthen multi-stakeholder innovation and learning capacities (RAAKS). Paul has conducted fieldwork and research in support of local capacity development in Africa and Latin America. He taught courses on the social organization for innovation in water management, rural and agricultural value chain development at Concepcion University in Chile. As a specialist on policy process management he currently facilitates international cooperation, knowledge networking and learning; advises on policy coherence for development, impact evaluation and, social innovation including the valuation of indigenous knowledge. He speaks Dutch, English, Spanish and French.