Ard Lengkeek - Managing Partner
Owning years of working experience in the private sector, international research and rural development, all in the tropics. Flexible team player with hands on approach, positive attitude and excellent intercultural skills. Besides being a DIBcoop board member, Ard is also a cofounder and co-owner or biofuel companies in Mali and Burkina Faso. Ard has an MSc in tree breeding and a PhD in agroforestry, both from Wageningen University.
Arnoud Braun - Managing Partner
Passionate about the combination of smallholders, sustainable trade, environmentally friendly production and private sector investments; for training smallholders using the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach. Specialized in Private Sector Investments (grants & loans) for emerging markets, Business Development, Partner Search, Matchmaking, Fair Trade, Pre-Financing for Fair Trade, Organic Agriculture, Smallholder Agriculture, FFS, Farmer Field Schools and training-by-doing.
Mathieu Chaix-Bar - Project Officer
His training and experience in economics, ecology and environmental management allows him to bring relevant insights into project development, with often sparking innovation. He has experience in project management in East and West Africa (eg urine diverting toilet, small-scale irrigation), especially in rural area. Passionated about people, Mathieu uses his multicultural skills to facilitate collaboration between local and international organisations and stakeholders.
Limbikani Kadzamira - Project Officer
His work involves proposal and business plan development, partnership building, resource mobilisation and institutional capacity development for private and public sector, farmer organisations and NGOs. He has 16 years' experience in management or development programs through NGOs, faith-based organisations and private sector. His passion is in development or innovative sustainable business cases that involve smallholders with other players along the value chain.
Peter Paap - Project Officer
During his 25 years of experience in the sustainable development field, Peter followed many projects, mainly in West- and Central Africa, focused on training/workshops on capacity building, adaptation to climate change, institutional development and organisational strengthening. Within DIBcoop, Peter is involved in proposal development, particularly for the GEF (Global Environment Facility) and the GCF (Green Climate Fund), as well as the promotion of a climate smart agroforestry entrepreneurship.
Annie Polman - Administrator
Annie has been working with DIBcoop for more than 8 years. She accompanies the company and is always in order. Her positive attitude makes the rest of the team's administrative tasks a pleasure to contribute to.