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

With many years of experience in the tropics – in the private sector, international research and rural development – Ard is a flexible team player with a hands-on approach, positive attitude and excellent intercultural skills. Besides being a DIBcoop board member, he is also a co-founder and co-owner of agroforestry companies in Mali and Burkina Faso. Ard has an MSc in Tree Breeding and a PhD in Agro-forestry, both from Wageningen University.

 
Contact me:
 
Email:  ard.lengkeek[at]dibcoop.nl
 
Mobile/Whatsapp:
+31 614 636 894
 
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German

Arnoud Braun - Managing Partner

Arnoud's long experience in the tropics, where he trained smallholders using the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach, has resulted in his belief in the strength of combining smallholders, sustainable trade, environment-friendly production and private-sector investment. His expertise spans grants & loans for emerging markets, business development, partner searches, matchmaking, fair trade and its pre-financing, organic agriculture, smallholder farming, Farmer Field Schools and training-by-doing.

Contact me:
 
Email: arnoud.braun[at]dibcoop.nl
 
Mobile/WhatsApp:
+31 630 884 640
 
Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, Italian, Swahili

Frank van Schoubroeck - Managing Partner

Frank's pride and joy is the unique FarmTree®-Model he has developed for agro-forestry planning, implementation and management. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, this model generates scenarios of farms and landscapes, giving farmers an understanding not only of their investment robustness, but also of nutrition benefits, carbon flows and returns-per-day by gender. The FarmTree®-Model can forecast the costs and benefits of entire agro-forestry projects, serving both farmers and conservation agencies. Frank holds an MSc in Agronomy and a PhD in Innovation Studies from Wageningen University. For more information see: www.farmtreeservices.com.

Contact me:

Email:
frank.vanschoubroeck[at]dibcoop.nl

Mobile/WhatsApp:

+31 654 365 515

Languages:  Dutch, English, French, Nepali, Sharchokpa, Danish

Limbikani Kadzamira - Project Officer

Limbi works on proposal and business plan development, partnership building, resource mobilisation and institutional capacity development for the private and public sector, farmer organisations and NGOs. He has 18 years of experience in management and development programmes through NGOs, faith-based organisations and the private sector. Limbi's main focus is developing innovative sustainable business cases that involve smallholders with other players in the value chain.

Contact me:
 
Email: limbikani.kadzamira[at]dibcoop.nl
 
Mobile/WhatsApp:
+31 626 486 020
 
Languages:  English, Chichewa, Nyanja, Tumbuka, French

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. A team player who can motivate, plan and manage – meeting deadlines is second nature to Sara.

Contact me:
 
Email: sara.butler[at]dibcoop.nl
 
Mobile/WhatsApp:
+31 614 686 069
 
Languages:  English, Dutch, Spanish, French, German

Zeynep Yazan - Financial officer

With more than 20 years' experience as a financial and operational executive in international companies, Zeynep excels in developing financial models and implementing operational controls that streamline business operations, increase efficiency, transparency and profitability, and drive growth even with limited resources and in challenging environments. With her strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, Zeynep fosters good relations with all levels of staff, clients and partners, creating pleasant collaborative environments.

Contact me:

 

Email: zeynep.yazanat]dibcoop.nl

 

Mobile/WhatsApp:

+31 611 539 129

 

Languages:  English, Turkish

Sarah Hassan Ali - Project Officer Kenya and Somalia

Sarah Hassan Ali joined DIBcoop through the Dutch government's Young Expert Programme (YEP). She has a BSc in Industrial Engineering and three years' experience in developing and implementing emergency humanitarian projects in Somalia. Sarah is interested in the business development sector, and is engaging with DIBcoop to build partnerships in both Kenya and Somalia.

Contact me:
 
Email:
sarah.ali@dibcoop.nl
 
Mobile/WhatsApp:
+221 770 348 987
 
Languages:  English,  Swahili,  Turkish,  Somali

Bart Frederiks -Renewable Energy Associate 

Bart is a freelance renewable energy consultant specialising in bioenergy and solar power. With degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Development Studies, he has a strong grasp of technical concepts combined with a thorough understanding of developing country contexts. Bart brings 20 years of experience in developing and executing renewable energy related studies, project implementation, technical assistance and training, in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Contact me:

 

Email:

b.frederiks@live.nl

 

Mobile/WhatsApp:

+31 648726389

 

Language: Dutch, English, French,

Peter Paap - Project Officer

During his 25 years of experience  in the sustainable development field, mainly in West and Central Africa, Peter  has developed many projects, focusing on  training for capacity building, climate-change adaptation, institutional development and organisational  strengthening. Within DIBcoop, Peter works on proposal development, particularly for the Global Environment Facility (GEF)  and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and on the promotion of climate-smart and agro-forestry based entrepreneurship.

Contact me:
 
Email:  peter.paap[at]dibcoop.nl
 
Mobile/Whatsapp:
+31  624 777 283
 
Languages:  Dutch, English, French, German , Spanish

Ard Schakel - Project Officer

His desire to contribute to a green and sustainable world has led Ard to study International Land and Water management at Wageningen University. He values a positive work environment and makes an active contribution to that at DIBcoop. He favours an inter-disciplinary approach as this allows diverse knowledge streams to come together to achieve sustainability goals. Ard has worked on several agri-projects in Uganda and Sri Lanka, where 'People, Planet, Profit' are at the core of the strategic tools being implemented.

Contact me:

Email:
ard.schakel[at]dibcoop.nl

Mobile/WhatsApp:

+31 627 523 198

Languages:  English, Dutch, German

Elise van Tilborg - Project Officer

Elise's personal and professional ambition is to contribute to a green and sustainable world. She has experience in working with (geo)data in land and water management, and with monitoring and evaluation activities. She loves to inspire, to connect, and to achieve win-win situations: together.

Contact me:

Email: elise.vantilborg[at]dibcoop.nl

Mobile/WhatsApp:

+31 6612727744

Languages:  English, Dutch, German

Tshering Choden - Project Officer

With her roots in mountainous rural Bhutan, Tshering has developed a strong interest in designing and implementing practical solutions that contribute to sustainable agriculture and resilient livelihoods. After working as an agricultural extensionist in Paro valley, one of Bhutan's major rice producing regions, she studied Environmental Sciences (at the UK's Open University) and then Plant Sciences at Wageningen University. Tshering is now focusing on research and data management as DIBcoop develops the FarmTree®-Model.

Contact me:

Email: tshering.choden[at]dibcoop.nl

Mobile/WhatsApp:

+31 641003577

Languages:  English, Bhutanese, Nepali

Thor Kuchler - Project Officer

Thor's background is in international nature management. His keen interest in agroecology and agroforestry, landscape restoration and participatory approaches fuels his contribution to projects that address environmental and social issues in a pragmatic and holistic way. Thor has experience mainly in rural South America, and he enjoys working and communicating in diverse and international settings.

Contact me:

 

Email:  thor.kuchler[at]dibcoop.nl

 

Mobile/Whatsapp:

+31 637275728

 

Languages: Dutch, English and Spanish