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Our team


All the members of Aidenvironment’s multidisciplinary team are passionate about sustainable development and are determined to bring about change. Our consultants have in-depth understanding of value chains, ecosystems and climate change and sustainability analysis and monitoring. We perform about 100 field assignments a year, covering the principal commodity developing and producing markets.

Management

Annemieke BeekmansExecutive Director Aidenvironment

Annemieke Beekmans has a background in social cultural science. From 1996 to 2008 she worked in Latin America and Africa, advising NGOs and the public and private sector on poverty reduction through sustainable investment and sourcing. In 2009, Annemieke joined Aidenvironment to work on sustainable value chain development, agro-commodities and corporate social responsibility related assignments. In April 2015, Annemieke Beekmans is appointed as Director and Executive Board member of Aidenvironment and RAIN.  

E-mail: beekmans@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

AdrianiExecutive Director Aidenvironment Asia

Adriani Zakaria has worked as a campaigner, researcher and auditor, the mainstay of his work being associated with environmental and natural resource management in Indonesia. He has a vast knowledge of the Indonesian palm oil industry from cultivation to processing and marketing, and an excellent understanding of the forestry and mining industry. He is an expert on working with satellite imaginary, has extensive experience with field work and working with local communities, local NGOs, as well as with the media, judicial institutions, government and parliament. Other key areas of expertise are good governance and anticorruption, processes of decentralization and democratization, village governance, advocacy work, and state budget-, legal-, policy-, and spatial analysis.

E-mail: adri@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Consultants

Jan Joost KesslerSenior Consultant - Member of the Management Team

Jan Joost Kessler acquired his Doctorate Degree on the subject of integrating sustainability into planning processes. Jan Joost has practical experiences mainly in the fields of environmental assessment, sustainable development strategies, research and development projects. Most of his work entails helping organizations take account of sustainability issues in their policy cycle, with an emphasis at project, program and policy reviews, evaluations and impact studies. He has wide experience in assignments related to voluntary sustainability standards and other sustainability initiatives related to agri-commodities and minerals in particular.  

E-mail: kessler@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Jan Willem MolenaarSenior Consultant - Member of the Management Team

Jan Willem Molenaar has a MA in both Business Economics and Cultural Anthropology. Jan Willem joined Aidenvironment in 2007 and has expertise on sector transformation, responsible sourcing and finance, voluntary sustainability standards and smallholder development. He works in the most prominent agro-commodities such as palm oil, soy, coffee, cacao, tea, cotton, rice, rubber, gum arabic and bio-energy. Previously he worked for three years for SNV Netherlands Development Organization in Cameroon as advisor in organizational strengthening and market chain development. He has regular missions to Southern countries.

E-mail: molenaar@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Rommert SchramSenior Consultant - Member of the Management Team

Rommert holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Irrigation and Water Resources Management. For the past 15 years he worked in Africa, Asia and Europe on agriculture, rural development, irrigation, water resources management, and renewable energy projects. In this period he gained broad experience in planning, raising finance, management and implementation of large, complex multi-sector projects in the field of agriculture, outgrower development, water resources management and irrigation. Rommert joined Aidenvironment in March 2017 as manager of the Land and Water cluster and will be part of the management team in Amsterdam.

Email: schram@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 581 82 65

Yvon MeltzerConsultant

Yvon Meltzer has a background in Social Cultural Anthropology and International Business Management. Her studies focused on social issues relating to sustainable development, such as human security. For her Master’s thesis, Yvon conducted field research in Colombia and explored the influence of collective action and formalization in the national recycling sector.

Her diverse postgraduate activities enabled her to consolidate her practical experience and broaden her knowledge of social, environmental and economic sustainability issues.

Yvon joined Aidenvironment in 2012 and works on social and environmental performance, value chain development and corporate social responsibility related assignments relevant to various developing countries.

E-mail: meltzer@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Tim SteinwegConsultant

Tim Steinweg has an academic background in International Development Studies. Prior to joining Aidenvironment in February 2016, he was a senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). At SOMO, Tim coordinated the Corporate Research program and specialized in researching individual firms. His research ranged from desk-based studies into capital structures, supply chain relations and business strategies, to on-site investigations into human rights and sustainability impacts. Tim has a particular interest in the effects of competitive business strategies on the rights of workers and communities. He has knowledge of the mining, electronics and electricity sectors and has experience working in various countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Tim is part of the Sustainable Value Chains cluster.

E-mail: steinweg@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Nienke RaapConsultant

Nienke Raap has a background in International Political Economy. Her master thesis explored the changing dynamics of international development assistance by focusing on the differences between the approach of traditional aid donors and emerging donors such as Brazil, India and China in Sub-Sahara Africa. After her graduation, she gained work experience as a campaigner with an NGO focused on advancing a living wage in global (agrifood) value chains. Nienke became particularly interested in Climate Smart Agriculture after working on this topic as an independent consultant within the UNDP. As a result of this experience she was asked, in the first months of 2016, to work on conservation agriculture with smallholder farmers in rural Zambia on behalf of a small foundation. In June of that year, she joined Aidenvironment as a Junior Consultant in the Social and Environmental Risk and Impact Cluster.

E-mail: raap@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Sarah DrostConsultant

Sarah Drost (MSc) joined Aidenvironment in May 2017. In her previous positions at the Clingendael Institute and the Partnerships Resource Centre (RSM-EUR), Sarah has built a track record of research projects related to sustainable value chain development in fragile settings, with a particular focus on responsible sourcing, cross-sector partnerships, and smallholder and SME inclusion into global supply/value chains. Her experience includes extensive fieldwork in Africa and Asia. With Sarah’s keen eye for local dynamics and power structures, she is able to contextualize the socioeconomic and political field of operation for value chain stakeholders.

Email: drost@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

David ShortConsultant

David Short joined Aidenvironment on 1 October 2016 as part of the Sustainable Value Chains Cluster. His background is in international business and sustainable development. He has worked in the private sector on supply chain operations in the flower and coffee sectors for small and large companies based in Ecuador and the USA. In 2011, he joined UTZ, a program and label for sustainable farming, where he worked on standards development, assurance, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the cocoa program, with frequent visits to West Africa, SE Asia, and South America. Prior to joining Aidenvironment, David undertook assignments in sustainable agriculture for international organizations, focusing on M&E development, value chain analyses, and multi-stakeholder facilitation. He has advised the World Cocoa Foundation on the CocoaAction M&E system. 

Email: short@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Hilde van DijkhorstConsultant

Hilde started working at Aidenvironment on 1 February 2017 as a consultant in the Social and Environmental Risk and Impact Cluster. She has a background in rural development and conflict and disaster studies. Hilde obtained her PhD for research into the post-conflict recovery of rural livelihoods in Angola. Prior to joining Aidenvironment, she worked at Wageningen University as a researcher and project coordinator for research programs on disaster risk reduction and human security in fragile states. She has experience in policy-relevant, academic, and applied research, and evaluations in the rural policy and aid domains. She has done extensive fieldwork in Angola and Botswana.

Email: vandijkhorst@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Maarten OnneweerSenior Consultant and Programme Manager Uganda & Kenya

Maarten Onneweer studied Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. He specialized in the history of water development technology and community development in the Kitui district of Kenya, a topic on which he is finishing his PhD thesis now. From 2006 to 2012, he lectured on Development Anthropology, Nature Management, Political Ecology and Gender at several Dutch Universities.

E-mail: onneweer@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Niels LenderinkConsultant

Niels Lenderink is a hydro geologist who started as a teacher of geography and science in the Dutch secondary educational system. He worked in Asia and Africa for the French NGO Action Contre la Faim and the Dutch NGO WASTE, as project manager, adviser and trainer in WASH. For Aidenvironment, he now manages the WASH Alliance International Programme internally at RAIN, and is programme officer for Mali and Ethiopia.

E-mail: lenderink@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

Arnoud KeizerConsultant

Arnoud Keizer is a hydrologist and has a master degree in Water Management. Previously he worked for seven years for Royal HaskoningDHV as a project manager/engineer specialized in river basin management and hydrology. He has expertise on agricultural water management, water retention, re-charge and re-use (3R) technologies, flood and drought assessments and river restoration. For Aidenvironment Arnoud performs water balance analyses, including climate change and socio-economic scenarios, advising clients (NGO’s, companies and governments) how to achieve sustainable and efficient use of available water resources. Arnoud has working experience in several Asian countries (like Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam).

E-mail: keizer@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11

James W. KisekkaAssociate Uganda

James is based in Uganda and joined RAIN as a Project Officer through the YEP Water Programme. James is a MSc Forestry graduate, and has more than 5 years experience working as a freelance consultant in natural resource management and renewable energy of biomass origin. He worked on a number of research projects on biodiversity, natural resource management, community-natural resource interactions, and REDD+ and PES.

E-mail: kisekka@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +256 (0)774 15 70 53

Clare AcholaAssociate Uganda

“It is so motivating for me to see families having access to safe, clean and sustainable water. In addition, I get just as motivated when I see families actively getting involved and thinking about how to conserve rainwater during raining season. Believing that sufficient and safe water should be available to everyone, I see that rainwater continues to be an effective and sustainable solution for reducing water shortages in many communities in Africa and all over the world.”

Academic background:

  • Masters in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship for impact)
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Degree in Social Sciences

 

E-mail: ach.clare@gmail.com

Telephone: +256 782 926 700

 

Diane NdutiyeYEP - Rwanda

Munezero Ndutiye Diane was born in Rwanda. She received her Bachelor degree (with honors) in Public Health  from Bishop Stuart University in Uganda in 2013 and her MSc degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya in 2016.

She has held the position of Project Manager at Delagua Health from 2015-2016. In addition, she was Livelihood Officer at Uwezo in 2014-2015. Consequently, she worked for several years as a researcher in data collection for various institutions such as The Research Base, a British consultant farm, and Society for Family Health Rwanda, a local NGO.

Currently, she is both Project Coordinator of the Rain4sale project at RainFoundation and Consultant at Aidenvironment.

 

E-mail: ndutiye@rainfoundation.org

Telephone: +250 728 421 520

Goodluck Estomih LaizerAssociate Tanzania

“In many places water is a scarce resource and yet in all places it is a cross cutting issue, when it is viewed, exploited and managed in an integrated and sustainable manner, there will always be a greater assurance of water services to communities, even to those at the sharp corner of water scarcity.”

Goodluck works for Rain foundation as Associate Program Officer in water projects and is a representative of the 3R consortium – comprising of Aqua for All, RAIN Foundation, Metameta research and Acacia water –  in an EU-funded project called Igunga Eco Village, coordinating all on-the-ground activities ensuring that they are implemented as planned. In addition, he got a first-ever opportunity to be a Young Expert for RAIN Foundation in a span of two good years. He is holding a bachelor degree in Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

 

E-mail: laizer@rainfoundation.org

Telephone: +255 (0) 686 89 2444

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Marco GarciaAssociate

Marco holds a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geosciences from the University of Göttingen, Germany. For the past three years, he worked as an independent consultant in both surface and subsurface water projects. He has worked for different organizations such as UNESCO-IGRAC (International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre), the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi, the Netherlands National IHP-HWRP Committee Secretary, South Pole Group, and other independent consultants in and outside of the Netherlands. Marco joined Aidenvironment in January 2018 and is currently involved in both the Land and Water cluster and the Sustainable Value Chains cluster. 

E-mail: garcia@aidenvironment.org

Sarah NalumansiAssociate

Sarah is an Integrated Water Management Expert and has research experience on the combination of water and forestry. In Uganda catchment-based integrated water management is a priority for the national government. Aidenvironment under the RAIN branding is providing technical support to various catchment-based projects.

Sarah will join Aidenvironment for two years through the Young Expert Programme.

Aidenvironment Asia

Peter de HaanSenior Consultant - Manager Sustainable Landscape Development

Peter de Haan has over 35 years of experience worldwide, of which over 15 years were spent in long term assignments. He mainly works in areas related to agriculture, natural resources management, sustainable landscape management, water management and institutional development. His work is focused on landscape development and management. He is an experienced team leader with a strong background in program preparation, implementation, M&E and reviews. Peter is based in the office of Aidenvironment in Indonesia.

E-mail: dehaan@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Eric WakkerSenior Consultant - Manager Corporate Sustainability

Eric Wakker has 26 years of experience in tropical forestry and agricultural plantations in relation to governance, trade, investment and sustainability certification in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He stood at the basis of the international discourse about sustainable tropical timber and palm oil, and worked on a range of policy initiatives and certification schemes such as FSC and RSPO. Eric has executed assignments for a range of local and global non-governmental organizations, investors and traders and donor organizations. Over the past two years, his work has been focused on assisting Asia-based palm oil planters and traders, as well as NGOs, to enable the transition towards sustainability in the palm oil sector.

Eric is based in Asia since 2002, and co-founded Aidenvironment’s Asia office in Indonesia in 2009.

E-mail: wakker@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Haryono SadikinConsultant

For more than six years, Haryono Sadikin has been working on private sector approaches for sustainable development, focusing on palm oil sustainability and RSPO standards. His main expertise includes sustainability certification, value chain development, climate change, livelihoods analysis, and CSR. Within Aidenvironment, Haryono expanded his key expertise on HCS and HCV assessments. He is regularly mediating between people from different cultural and technical backgrounds, who often have diverging interests. From small-scale farmers to business executives, Haryono is well equipped to develop consensus-based and practical solutions.

E-mail: sadikin@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Muzfa DharmaConsultant

Muzfa Dharma is an agronomist with 20 years of experience in timber administration, land acquisition and community development, natural resource management, agriculture and forestry. In agriculture, he has worked on technical assistance for horticulture, subsistence crops and plantation commodities for farmers and farmer groups in his role as a government extension officer. He has combined his technical background with extensive work on the social aspects of development. His interest in the wellbeing of communities led him to pursue his official registration as a mediator with the National Mediator Center, Indonesia in 2015. His knowledge of and experience with local governments have proven to be unique assets to our work on local policy implementation and networking and diplomacy. 

E-mail: dharma@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Priscillia MoulinConsultant

Priscillia Moulin holds an Engineering Degree in Management of Tropical Forests and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management. Before joining Aidenvironment in 2015, she worked for The Forest Trust and CIRAD in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Priscillia is driven and eager to learn and her knowledge of GIS and supply chain mapping has proven to be a valuable asset to our Asia office. Her activities within Aidenvironment include, but are not limited to, sustainability risk assessments of third party suppliers, stranded asset mapping and project coordination which encompasses regular fieldwork, proposal writing, budget planning and management of a multicultural team.

E-mail: moulin@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Ivan Valentina AgeungConsultant

Ivan Valentina Ageung is a graduate with a Master’s Degree in business law. Besides his excellent skills on legal drafting, public administration, and litigation, he is experienced in environmental law. Over the last 15 years, he has been working on agrarian-, economic, social-, political-, civil-, and human rights issues. During this time, he also had the opportunity to develop his knowledge on disaster management, community facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution. Ivan is a specialist on legal drafting, legal assistance, technical court proceedings, and case analyses. His recent work within Aidenvironment is focused on social impact assessments.

E-mail: ageung@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Fenneke BrascampConsultant

Fenneke Brascamp first became involved with international issues through her internship with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) where she conducted hands-on work in such fields as biodiversity modeling in low-income countries (East and West Africa, Southeast Asia). After graduating from Wageningen University in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Forest and Nature Policy, she started her career at Aidenvironment in the Netherlands. Two years later, as part of the Young Expert Program (YEP) Water, she moved to Indonesia where she continues to work on sustainability issues in our Asia office.

Fenneke is a dedicated professional with experience in acquisition, water use planning, third party traceability, social and environmental risks- and company group risk assessments. In her role as project coordinator she manages a multicultural team, keeps track of budgets and planning, ensures output and is responsible for reporting and client management. Fenneke is one of the experts in our landscape cluster, currently working on implementing new landscape-based projects in Kalimantan and Sumatra that aim to integrate economic development, nature conservation and social sustainability.

E-mail: brascamp@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Serge RafanoharanaGIS Manager

Serge Rafanoharana has a background in natural resources management and IT. He has been working in the area of GIS and remote sensing for more than seven years. During the last five years, he was involved in various projects across South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. He is an expert in land use/land cover change, adaptation and mitigation to climate change, spatial analysis and modeling. His research interests are REDD+, climate and earth system models, protected areas and conservation management.

As GIS manager of Aidenvironment Asia, Serge ensures that the communication between the technical staff and other consultants or clients runs smoothly, he is in charge of the overall supervision of our GIS unit and, since the bulk of our data comes from this unit, he is also responsible for data management.

E-mail: rafanoharana@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Zainul MubarokConsultant

Zainul Mubarok has been working as a community organizer and education facilitator since 2005. For over a year he coordinated the formation of farmer organizations in Jambi, Sumatra, for the Oil Palm Smallholder Union (SPKS). He also has wide experience in advocacy on oil palm and tree plantations, land grabbing and conflicts over natural resources through his work as advocacy and campaign manager for WALHI Jambi, one of the biggest non-profit environmental organizations in Indonesia. He familiarized himself with consultancy at the Swandiri Institute, a non-profit research institution focusing on West Kalimantan. Mubarok’s key areas of expertise are community outreach, field investigation, corporate traceability and database development. He has been a certified mediator at the Indonesian Mediation Center since 2015 and is an experienced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator.

E-mail: mubarok@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

SalmanConsultant

Salman joined Aidenvironment in 2013, after working with us on several assignments between 2010 and 2012 as an external consultant. He is Aidenvironment Asia’s in-house GIS and remote sensing specialist. He has been working on forestry, plantation corruption, and legality issues through ground verification and spatial data analysis since 2006. Salman studied Forest Management at Tanjungpura University. Prior to joining Aidenvironment, he worked for a number of local NGOs, for the Swandiri Institute on spatial analysis and for the Independent Forestry Monitoring Network (JPIK) to monitor logging and tree plantation concessions in West Kalimantan.

E-mail: salman@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Ruli IskandarConsultant - GIS Team Member

Ruli Iskandar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the State University of Semarang. Before that, Ruli has worked for several local organizations as a surveyor and data analyst, using GPS, SPSS and different GIS techniques. He is one of our in-house GIS experts, working in database management, remote sensing and drone processing, since he joined Aidenvironment Asia in July 2014.

E-mail: iskandar@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Afif FakhruzziJunior Consultant

Afif Fakhruzzi has been working in NGO’s and non-profit organizations for years, mostly in the field of environment and anti-corruption. Recently, he was also active in the Eyes of the Forest Network, a coalition built in West Kalimantan, that focuses on the monitoring of forest in that province. His main areas of expertise are GIS and Ground Control Station (GCS), using drones. As part of our in-house GIS unit, Afif monitors satellite imaging and regularly undertakes field trips to test and expand the dataset. He has shown to be very skilled in translating the gathered spatial data into presentable maps and reports. 

E-mail: fakhruzzi@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

LeziardiConsultant

Leziardi first got involved in conservation and forestry management when he organized his community to protest against the arrival of large-scale palm oil plantations. Since 2010, he has taken on numerous field investigation assignments and has gradually become an expert on forestry and anti-corruption matters. Within Aidenvironment, Leziardi is part of our in-house GIS unit and focuses his work on legality issues concerning to plantations. Because of his extensive experience with field investigations, he is the person undertaking the majority of our on-site verifications using drone technology. 

E-mail: leziardi@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +62 (0) 251 837 1219

Gracia Plenita AgnindhiraConsultant

Agnindhira holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from TU Delft, where she specializes in water resources management, hydrology, and remote sensing. Prior to her Master’s study, Agnindhira was involved in several, private and public funded WASH programs in urban and rural areas in Java, Indonesia. Her research interests are trans-boundary water resources management, soil water modeling, sustainable urban drainage system, and WASH. Agnindhira will be part of the team of the new Sustainable Landscapes cluster, which started in January 2017 in Bogor. Her activities range from data handling, product development, to acquisition support.

Email: agnindhira@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +31 (0)20 581 82 65

Christopher WiggsConsultant

Christopher Wiggs has a background in wildlife conservation, having worked for many years with primate rescue and conservation NGOs in Indonesia and the UK. His work involved both caring for captive primates and providing administrative support to conservation projects. As many primates in Indonesia are threatened by agricultural expansion, he became involved in efforts to prevent forest loss by palm oil companies, principally through the mechanisms of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This work lead to him to study for an MSc in primate conservation at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. For his MSc project, Christopher worked with Aidenvironment to conduct a study in to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil complaints system, analysing its strengths and weaknesses and how effective it has been at conserving forests on plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Christopher joined Aidenvironment Asia in July 2017, bringing his previous experience in wildlife conservation to efforts to improve sustainability in palm oil supply chains, and improving stakeholder mechanisms for sustainable palm oil. 

Email: wiggs@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +31 (0)20 581 82 65

Ihwan Rafina

Ihwan Rafina is a forest conservationist working on HCV-HCS assessment and analysis, environmental monitoring, and traceability support. Ihwan has a Bachelor in Forest Resources Conservation from the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) and has extensive experience in spatial planning.

Email: rafina@aidenvironment.asia
Telephone: +31 (0)20 581 82 65

Business Support

Sander van LeyenhorstFinance & Control

E-mail: vanleyenhorst@aidenvironment.org
Telephone: +31 (0)20 686 81 11