Collaboration and flexibility are qualities that bound each of us to a team that dedicates itself to the greatest positive impacts possible.
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 mobilization and institutional capacity development for the private and public sector, farmer organizations and NGOs. He has 16 years of experience in management or development programs through NGOs, faith-based organizations and the 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 organizational 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 and agro-oforestry entrepreneurship.
Agnese Beatrice Orzes - Project Officer
Passionate graduate in International Development, with a track in Rural Sociology and a background in International Relations. Agnese is particularly enthusiastic about everything concerning rural development combined with agriculture and food production / consumption. She likes to "get her hands dirty" and dive into projects. Good organisational skills, very curious and a good team player. Currently busy in managing projects, mainly connected to rural development.
Sarah Hassan Ali - Project Officer Kenya and Somalia
Sarah Hassan Ali is a young expert at DIBcoop through the YEP program- She has a BSc in Industrial Engineering and three years' experience in developing and implementing emergency humanitarian projects in Somalia. Sarah has shown interest in the business development sector, she is engaging with DIBcoop to build partnerships in both Kenya and Somalia.
Sara Butler - Writer and Communicator
An anthropologist by training, Sara has over 30 years of experience in the fields of international and rural development. First and foremost a communicator and connector, she helps people to communicate clearly through written text. She thrives on a variety of media and writing styles: report and proposal writing, website texts, practical guides, copywriting and academic publications. A team player who can motivate, plan and manage - meeting deadlines is second nature to Sara!
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.
Ard Schakel - Project Officer
His passion to contribute to a green and sustainable world has led him to the study International Land- and Water management. Ard values a positive work environment and contributes to that! He highly values an inter-disciplinarily approach as it allows various knowledge streams to come together to meet sustainability goals. He was involved in several agri-projects in Uganda and Sri Lanka, where 'People, Planet, Profit' was at the core of the strategic tool implemented.