I am leading the humanitarian team of Save the Children Netherlands. My aim is to further build up the humanitarian structure and portfolio of SC Netherlands and further improve the work of Save the Children and its local partners in the field. I am focused on close collaborating with other organization’s in the Netherlands and internationally, as I strongly feel that working together is key to reach the most sustainable impact. Working with local and national partners is an important aspect of the current and future state of humanitarian aid.
Secondly, as international focal point for Save the Children on Humanitarian Innovation, I am trying to further invest in and prepare the global organization for more structural inclusion of innovation in the humanitarian objectives and activities of the organization. Lastly, I am actively participating in partnerships like KUNO, SHO/GIRO 555, Dutch Coalition Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI), Response Innovation Lab (RIL) and the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA). The latter I have been involved in since the start up in 2014/2015.
I have been working for Save the Children for more than 7 years. I studied Public International Law at the University of Leiden. In my masters I followed a specialisation on Humanitarian Law. In the last years, I have continued to invest in my own personal development, by following the Leergang ‘Persoonlijk Leiderschap in het Publieke Domein’ in 2019 and I just finalized the graduate course ‘Humanitarian Leadership Programme” at Deakin University (Melbourne). In September 2021 I will also complete the NCOI training on ‘Efficiënt Projectmanagement for NGO Leaders’.