Loes van Rooijen


Email: l.w.van.rooijen@law.leidenuniv.nl

Phone: +31(0)715277668

Postal Address:
Van Vollenhoven Institute
Leiden Law School
Postbus 9520, 2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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Ph.D. Researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development, Leiden Law School. Project title “Claims and facts on land, water and environment: socio-legal issues in Jatropha cultivation in NTT”.

Educational Background
Loes van Rooijen studied Cultural Anthropology and Political Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she focused on political institutions in Southeast-Asia, minority participation and conflict mediation. Before starting her Ph.D. research, she had worked for several years as a policy advisor and project leader at the provincial  government of North-Holland, department of Nature, Landscape and Recreation, where I was involved in the development of rural areas combining various policy goals of agricultural development, tourism, nature conservation and water capture.

Research Focus
Her research focus is on local governance issues related to the emergence of a new biofuel sector in Eastern Indonesia. Her research for the JARAK project aims at creating an overview of laws and policies pertaining to Jatropha cultivation at the provincial, district and village levels in order to increase the understanding of biofuel governance processes at the local level. Field research was conducted in Kupang and Sikka (see map) in Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Province in the eastern part of Indonesia.

Research Location

Indonesia, with a special focus on Flores Island, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara.

Contributions to E-Publication

2014        van Rooijen, Loes Willemijn. Pioneering in marginal fields: jatropha for carbon credits and restoring degraded land in eastern Indonesia. Sustainability 6(4), 2223-2247.

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