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Earth Charter International Secretariat
Earth Charter International Secretariat

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Communication and education have always been key in my professional career. For Walas I manage projects concerning social economic and sustainable development. Projects in which neighbourhoods are revitalised to a dynamic and sustainable part of the city filled with activities, creativity and wellbeing. I enjoy very much working with Indigenous peoples (from BC Canada). For the Earth Charter Center at the University for Peace in Costa Rica I am working on (educational) programmes and the international EC community as well as creating new partnerships to develop an even bigger community.

In 2015 I got the change to live and work in Vancouver. I worked on extraordinary projects with great people. At Dudoc Vancouver the colleagues are now functioning as a professional team. Back in the Netherlands my teaching career got a second boost at Helicon Opleidingen, which was a very fulfilling job. At present time I'm very proud to be able to contribute to increasing the awareness of the Earth Charter. A very important ethical document that helps to make this planet a better place for the community of life.

Objective: to use my knowledge, skills, experience and passion to develop educational structures and materials that create awareness of the effects of the Anthropocene; to inspire people to implement sustainable solutions; to work for a sustainable, peaceful and ethical society.

Skills: writing and editorship, cultural anthropology, creative economy and sustainable urbanisation, organisational skills, communication and educational skills, (educational) program and material development, leading a winning team, public speaking.Working with a team to create great projects and products, building international networks, inspire people to learn more.