Anthropologist and Consultant. Member of the board.
Environmental anthropology; Indigenous peoples; Land
tenure and titling; Rural health systems; Mapping and RS
monitoring; Transport sector and roads; Re-wilding and
Søren Hvalkof is co-founder and board member of Nordeco. He has over 30
years of experience with environmental anthropology and political ecology,
within research, consultancies and advocacy. He is specialized in
indigenous issues, focused in Latin America and the Arctic, and with a
special interest in the Amazon and similar tropical forest regions. He also works in Europe with environmental restoration.
Current activities include:
Participatory natural resource management, REDD+ and climate issues
Community based monitoring systems and conservation
Tropical forest livelihoods and production systems
Indigenous peoples’ issues, frontier syndromes and conflict resolution
Community mapping, monitoring and interactive web based mapping platforms
Land titling; land tenure, and land policy
Governance and territorial planning for indigenous and similar populations
Transport sector and labour based road building (socio-economic and environmental aspects)
Rural and indigenous health systems and community based health care
Nature restoration and re-wilding projects in Europe. Stakeholder involvement. (EU-Life)
Election observation (trained EU and OSCE observer) and peace and stabilisation missions
International Search and Rescue (SAR) missions and disaster management.
Søren has contributed to numerous policy papers, impact studies, evaluations, and feasibility studies for a wide range of international donors and agencies. He has worked in development research, academic and applied, as well as in consultancy companies and in advocacy for civil society organizations. He has published widely.
Regional specialization: South America - Andean
and Amazon countries, Mesoamerica - all countries,
Canadian NW. Arctic: Greenland, Canada, Siberia
and Russian Far East. Selected countries in Asia.
Working languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
and Scandinavian languages.