Jes Weigelt is the coordinator of the Global Soil Forum at the IASS, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam. He obtained his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Humboldt-Universität Berlin working on pro-poor institutional change in the Brazilian Amazon. At IASS he facilitates multi-stakeholder processes for knowledge exchange on sustainable soil and land management. His current research focuses on the links between institutions, inequality and sustainability focusing on land governance. Prior to his current position, he worked for the International Fund for Agricultural Development and held management and research positions at the Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin.