Fedra Vanhuyse is Head of Unit Societal Transitions at SEI Headquarters. Her work at SEI focuses on sustainable consumption and production, and agricultural development. She joined SEI in April 2018.
Prior to SEI, Fedra worked with governments in Europe and Africa to strengthen institutional capability. She carried out sustainability audits and supported government with parliamentary inquiries on among others air quality, waste, nitrate pollution and the sustainable development goals.
Fedra is also a certified project and contract manager and has managed a large portfolio of programmes and projects, including EU-funded projects on renewable energy and employment, a Decent Work in Asia programme, focusing on labour rights, social protection and job creation in 8 Asian countries, and several projects aimed at improving food security in Africa. She worked with trade unions and social movements on capacity building and monitoring and evaluation systems in Cambodia, India and Rwanda.
Fedra has an M.Sc. in Applied Economics from the KU Leuven, an M.A. in Conflict and Development from Ghent University and a PhD in Agricultural and Food Economics from the University of Reading. Her thesis focused on the impact of management practices on financial performance of small businesses.