• Organizational and Institutional Development advisor in Ghana, 2000–2003
  1. External advisor; process facilitator of change processes with individual non-profit and government organizations as well as clusters of organizations; interventions include organizational analysis, strategic planning, collaboration & team development, and rapid appraisals of knowledge systems (RAAKS).
  2. Internal advisor; member of a change catalyst team responsible for knowledge management, teamwork, organizational learning and advisory practice; coaching of colleagues in OD practice and facilitation of team development and team learning.
  3. Member of Community of Practice SNV Western Africa; preparation of practical in-depth case studies, collective sense making of SNV’s advisory practice.
  • Organizational advisor CRDA in Ethiopia, 1998–2000
  1. Internal Advisor to the Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), an umbrella organization for local and international NGOs in Ethiopia; catalyst of organisational changes needed within CRDA to be able to effectively build the capacity of its local NGO members and on-the-job training/ coaching of CRDA staff.
  2. External advisor to various local member NGOs; interventions include capacity assessment, team building, participatory project planning, gender audit and resource mobilization strategy development.
  • Advisor/Consultant participatory methods in Mali, 1994–1997
  1. Internal Advisor to CARE to improve the quality of training and extension programs, communication and coordination of the four projects (health, literacy, agriculture/credit and water & sanitation projects) and advice to the design and implementation of its capacity building program for grassroots organizations
  2. Trainer/coach to improve CARE staff’s capacity in the above-mentioned areas.


  • Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum: Master’s, Irrigation and soil & water conservation, 1990
  • Corderius College, Amersfoort: Graduated, 1984



  1. eLearning
  2. Communities of Practice
  3. Knowledge Management


  1. LinkedIn Articles
  2. Linkedin Posts
  4. Academia
  5. Uniting Through Networks: The Art of Fostering ICT for Development (ICT4D) Networks with Bénédicte Marcilly and Loeki Schaeffers
  6. Infographics to make your evaluation results go viral
  7. The use of RAAKS (Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Knowledge Systems) for strengthening community-based organisations in Mali
  8. Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot with Kirste den Hollander and Steven van Luipen
  9. Monitoring and Evaluating Knowledge Management Strategies with Mark Turpin and Sibrenne Wagenaar
  10. From a meeting to a community of practice: lessons from the ecollaboration community facilitation

Translated Article

  • How do you select tools?
  • What do the dynamics of working online look like?
  • How do you make a team eager to work with new resources?
  • Utilizing a broader mix of expertise: as a virtual team you can invite an expert from the other side of the world to think along. People can easily join online teleconferencing worldwide.
  • Stimulate creativity: it is possible with online tools to have a completely different conversation and way of thinking. A new way to put participants in a different mood and mindset.
  • Equal communication and cooperation: the use of different media gives people space. For example, there are people who communicate better via text then in a meeting. By working with tools with equal access (such as a wiki) people can contribute simultaneously without someone being in control, which can result in more equal cooperation.
  • Collaboration outside the well-known paths: by thinking virtually, you will soon see opportunities for departments to work across the organization. You are less bound by time and place.
  • Harvesting knowledge products: many online tools support processes for recording knowledge. Think of a blog for collecting experiences, a wiki for collectively developing ideas, and a forum in which you as a team member are explicitly invited to formulate your own ideas and opinions.
  • Working more efficiently as a team: it is possible to make optimum use of the time zones in which the various team members work. When team members in India or Europe are done for the day, team members in America can continue.

Blog Posts Mentioning Me

  1. How can blogs support communities of practice?
  2. Connecting and collecting (and being lazy)

Blog Posts Cited by Me

  1. Pimp your blog with Christian Kreutz
  2. 7 Introductory resources into Web 2.0 tools
  3. When storytelling is not the right intervention

Articles by Others

  1. How to Nurture a Culture of Exchange by Dave Hackett
  2. What a webinar can prove by John D. Smith
  3. Mapping a community — easy and not-so-easy by John D. Smith
  4. Chat Bots and Community Management by Naava Frank
  5. Future Session #2: the potential of online learning by the Spindle


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