• Bridging theory and practice

  • Creating lasting learning effect

  • Passionate about our work

  • Contributing to your social impact

International expertise, local presence

Our pool of experts around the world combines international quality standards with local knowledge and responds to your working realities. We are continuously challenging ourselves to provide you with the best service possible. We consistently reflect on the quality of our work, and explore new approaches to keep abreast with our changing world. 

Meet our experts

  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Susanne van Lieshout

    Director Kenya office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Mike Zuijderduijn

    Managing Director
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Richard Yeboah

    Director Ghana office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Irma Alpenidze

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Roberto Trevini Bellini

    Director Brussels office
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Miriam Lindwer

    Branch Director, Myanmar office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management

    Niek Bakker

    Director MDFnl
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Programme and Project Management

    Sam Boering

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Bart van Halteren

    Regional Director Asia
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Selemani Zéphirin

    Codirector DR Congo office

Our clients

News

  • Funding landscape in Eastern Africa

    The changing funding landscape in the Eastern Africa region

    Did you know that the funding landscape in Africa is changing rapidly? This has huge implications for fundraisers and resource mobilizers. Dr James Njagu, former Head of Resource Mobilization and Management of the East African Community Secretariat explains. Are you ready for the new reality? Read on...

    news17 Jun 2022
  • Working Together Not Apart: Building the capacity of community-based organisations in marginalised communities in Palestine

    Social impact is about the effect of an activity on a community and the well-being of individuals and families. Moreover, it's about turning dreams into reality, bringing hope and empowerment to communities in need, and supporting positive development. 

    news12 Apr 2022
  • When do you have the legitimate right to interfere in civic space? It's better to be careful.

    By definition, civic space is the open dialogue in society between government institutions, politicians, companies, civil society organisations, universities, and different media platforms. When these actors start limiting their freedom of voice due to cultural habits and values or societal restrictions, this space can shrink significantly.

    blog30 Mar 2022