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Travel & Move: 
Travel and work: Ghana, Tanzania, Kenia, India, Zambia
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Learn & Develop: 
1990-1996 Technical University (Completed Masters in Eindhoven, NL) Master degree in mechanical precision engineering. Analysing and designing simple solutions for complex problems.
1989 - 1990 Pedagogical Technical Higher Education (Eindhoven, NL) Bachelors level education with the aim to deliver teachers at technical vocational schools (after one year switched to Masters level education, see above) 1985 - 1989 Technical Vocational School (Completed in Maastricht, NL) Completed successfully in mechanical engineering. 1982-1985 Secondary School “Aangenomen college” (Sint Truiden, B) Modern languages (French, English, German) and basic knowledge.
Help & Change: 
Creative pragmatic problem solving: Analyse demand and available resources in rural Africa. Identify realistic locally owned solutions.
Work with and capacitate existing structures, local entrepreneurs and rural technicians. Advising and training: Advise management and guide staff at GCMF in Zambia, at LBHC in Bodhgaya, at the local NGO SHIPO in Njombe and the management of the metropolitan education office in Tamale. Develop training materials. Train the trainers in several subjects. Management: Finance manager at GCMF Mpongwe, Zambia. Programme management of Malterser International Illeret, Kenya. Interim management at SHIPO in Njombe, Tanzania. Establish and manage the WASH training centre at SHIPO, Tanzania. Director of KOEPEL in Nijmegen, NL. Languages: - Dutch, mother tongue. - English, fluent speaking and writing. - German, speaking.
Work & Initiate: 
2014 - Now Give the Childern of Mpongwe a Future (Mpongwe, Zambia) Finance manager and advisor for guest house and setting committee. 2013 – 2014 Lord Buddha Home for Children (Bihar
, India) Consultant (full time) Coaching and technical advice on sustainability and general management. 2012 –2013 Malteser International (Illeret, Kenya) WASH Programme Manager (full time) In rural Kenya, I was overall responsible for the Malteser Illeret programme which mainly focuses on sustainable water hygiene and sanitation using a Community Led Total Sanitation approach. 2009 – 2012 SHIPO (Njombe, Tanzania) Interim manager, management advisor (full time) As interim manager of the technical department I was responsible for proposal writing, budgeting, planning, monitoring, evaluating, improving, reporting and coaching. The department trained 722 rural technicians which implemented different WASH projects for example water gravity, latrines, hand pumps, boreholes and revolving funds. After handing over the department to the new local manager, I was asked to advise the management, design and implement a PMER system, establish and manage the training centre on low cost water solutions. My activities involved among others: - Promotion and fund raising (I initiated projects with new partners like Water Aid, Wold Vision, Winrock and SNV) - Prepare of proposals and contracts (for example with the new partners above) - Manage local team with the efficient implementation of different programmes - Design and improve training manuals, provide training and guidance on the job - Plan and prepare resources, materials and logistics - Monitor, mapping and improve standardisation and quality - Report writing 2007 - 2009 Metropolitan Education Office, VSO (Tamale, Ghana) Management support (full time) Advice management, train staff, develop procedures. Establish “ICT Teachers Association”. Train local technicians in production of wheelchairs for disabled children. Represent VSO workers in the Northern Region of Ghana. 1998 - 2006 KOEPEL Educatieve Software bv (Nijmegen, NL) Director and entrepreneur (full time) Sales, manage a team, planning, budgeting, accounting, marketing, developing, implementing of an electronic learning environment and educational market place (sort of eBay for custom made educational materials). 1997 - 1998 Stoas informatisering bv (Wageningen, NL) Consultant, system analyst (full time) Analyse organisation and information structures, advice and implement software in government education institutes. 1996 - 1997 Face bv (currently Red Prairie, Veldhoven, NL) System analyst and junior consultant (full time) Implement logistical software and train users for international warehouses. 1996 – 1997 ASM Lithography nv (Veldhoven, NL) Developer (part-time) Mechanical precision and software engineering. 1993 – 1997 AROMedia bv (Amsterdam, NL) Initiator, developer WIOSIS (part time) 1989 – 1996 In ‘t Panhuis bv (Maastricht, NL) Database programmer (part time)


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