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Elke Praagman

Elke Praagman

History: Young Expert at WNF - Zambia
YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 2

Position after YEP

Senior Expert Ecosystem Services at IUCN, the Netherlands

YEP Role

Young Expert freshwater and wetlands. Putting in place a monitoring system for environmental flow releases by large dams in the Zambezi River Basin. Click here for more information about my project.



Geology, water management, water engineering



Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc Geology, Utrecht University


Experience before YEP

October 2013: Environmental consultant, EcoSelect
July 2009–December 2010: Environmental consultant, Inpijn-Blokpoel Milieu- en Geotechniek, project manager for soil and environmental investigation
February 2009 – July 2009: Teacher of physics, Het Nieuwe Eemland college, Amersfoort, teaching physics to students in secondary school. Job requirements: Classroom- and time management, excellent communication skills, setting an example for students/ role model, excellent social skills and empathy

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Organisation: WNF
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