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Who am I?

Sandra RientjesA manager and project leader with ample working experience in the governmental, consultancy non-profit sectors, both nationally and internationally. Good at analysing problems, creating order and providing solutions. Professional background: social scientist, communication advisor and mediator, additional training in financial and process management.

I have managed (international) teams and a volunteer organisation, coordinated lobby processes, carried out capacity building in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, developed and managed EU research projects, participated in policy reporting processes by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. I feel equally at ease managing a team, facilitating a workshop, lobbying parliamentarians, starting up an international project or mediating between the different parties in a conflict.

I am especially interested in knowledge management, partnership development, stakeholder participation, conflict analysis, mediation, interactive policy development, strategic communication and the interaction between research and policy.

I have worked for/carried out projects for:

European Centre for Nature Conservation, Stichting Natuur en Milieu (NL) , Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Water Management (NL), Council of Europe, European Commission, European Environment Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food Quality (NL), UNEP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NO)….

Project themes:

Sustainability, biodiversity, integrated water management, nanotechnology, green energy, sustainable procurement, nature management, corporate social responsibility….

Download CV (English/Dutch) (pdf)
Download list of publications (pdf)
Download factsheet "Conflicten rondom beheer van natuurgebied" (pdf), 14 October 2011 (in Dutch)

How do others describe me?

Analytical, diplomat, down to earth, result oriented, sense of humor, resolute.

And out of office hours?

Taking long walks (through the countryside and old cities), reading, films, cooking, following world events, meeting friends. And working as a volunteer for the telephone helpline Sensoor.

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