INSPIRE, TRANSMIT, SERVE
"Sharing my experience, knowledge and vision from an independent and constructive perspective."
Born in the Netherlands, I grew up in France and studied law and political science in Aix-en-Provence.
I work as an independent consultant since 2017 after 10 years with positions of responsibility at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Africa & the Indian Ocean.
I lived and worked in France, Senegal, Nigeria, Burundi, Burkina Faso and Mauritius, with missions in more than 30 countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East & Asia. I currently live in Marseille.
I aim to share my vision, experience and knowledge in an independent, free and constructive way, through advising, training (individuals, groups, organisations) & writing activities.
My work focuses on different themes (migration, Africa, Africa-Europe relations, development cooperation, anti-racism) dealt with from the perspective of an inclusive, supportive, multilateral and hospitable world.
Diversity is a richness, Unity a strength, Ubuntu the way!
+13 years in the field of international cooperation: migration, aid and development
- 3 years as independent consultant (since 2017)
- 10 years with positions of responsibility at IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency (2006-2016)
Extensive experience in training/capacity-building; project development, management & evaluation; migration research, policy & governance; advice & institutional support to governments; facilitation, liaison & public relations, administration & team management
Analytical & Interpersonal skills – Positive – Authentic – Creative
Based in Marseille, France
Working languages: English & French
Countries visited for work since 2005: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, France, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.