Anneke Rooth

Former Training and Research Fellow


  • Diplomatic practice
  • Economic and sustainable development

Anneke Rooth was Training and Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ until May 2018. She joined Clingendael in May 2016 and coordinated training programmes for diplomats from the African continent, China, Kosovo, Central Asia and other international relations professionals like the policy officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (DG Agro & Natuur). She specialised in designing training programmes on sustainable development diplomacy as well as environmental negotiations.

Prior to joining the Clingendael Institute, she was part of the climate team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. At the Ministry Anneke was mainly working on the negotiations of the Paris Agreement part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Anneke holds a Master’s degree in International Development and Sustainable Development Diplomacy from the Wageningen University, the Netherlands. During her studies she interned at the secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York City and followed several courses at the Tufts Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy in Boston in the United States. Her final thesis explored the consequences of institutional complexity in global forest governance for which she joined the negotiations of the new International Arrangement on Forests in 2015. Anneke is also a certified teacher in civic education and worked in this position at several Dutch secondary schools.

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