Regional specialist Africa • Strengthening the voice of local communities • Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action • Extractives & mining • Regional coordinator Regreening the Sahel • Indigenous people's rights • Palm oil
At Both ENDS, I facilitate knowledge exchange and strengthen and broaden networks of African organisations and grassroots groups fighting the same or similar battles. I analyse the rapid changes that take place in and around Africa so that we can capitalize on these changes, together with our partners. I hope to connect people, be critical where necessary and - most of all - represent the African voice. I believe in transparency, freedom and strengthening each other through collaboration, something that I also aim to do in my work with African partners.
In various countries in the Sahel, vast tracts of land have been restored by the local population by nurturing what spontaneously springs from the soil and protecting the sprouts from cattle and hazards.
Publication / 28 January 2019
Event / 14 April 2018
On the 14th of April, Both ENDS wil host a workshop called 'Small Grants, Big Impacts' on the annual Africa day in Amsterdam. The workshop aims to demonstrate that so called 'small grants funds' effectively deliver (devopment and climate) money where it matters, to people that need it the most. Large development banks, funds, donors and governments could use small grants funds as alternative financing mechanisms to make sure their money benefits people and their environment now and it the far future.