I have a masters degree in biology, with majors in Biology and Society, and Animal Ecology. I have more than 24 years work experience in conservation, international development and Official Development Assistance (ODA), in a range of countries in South East Asia, Africa and the Netherlands.

My key qualifications include:

  • Protected area management and forest and biodiversity conservation.
  • Buffer zone management, participatory natural resource use management, and sustainable livelihood development.
  • Conservation planning, project development, program and project management.
  • Participatory approaches.

A Dutch native speaker, I can work in English and in French, and also speak German and Indonesian, and have a basic grasp of Vietnamese. Donor experience includes: KfW, IFAD, FAO, GEF, European Union, World Bank, Dutch Government, CARE, business community.

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