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Camille Clerx

Camille  Clerx

History: Young Expert at - Burkina Faso
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

Position after YEP

Technical Assistant at GiZ, Burkina Faso

YEP Role

Junior Project Manager Agrofood

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  • Research & Analysis 

  • Languages : French, Dutch and English

  • Environmental awareness

  • Teamwork

  • Public speaking

  • Communicating across cultures

  • Social Media


Nationality: Dutch

  • 2014–2015: MSc Environment and Resource Management (English-taught program),  specialisation in Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity.  Cum laude/GPA: 4, Free University of Amsterdam (VU), The Netherlands
  • 2014: MA Political History, Erasmus Mundus Exchange Programme. École doctorale de Sciences Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France
  • 2013–2016: MA French Linguistics, specialisation in sociolinguistics and politics (French-taught program). Cum laude/GPA: 4, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2010–2013: BA French Language and Culture. Cum laude/GPA: 4, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2009–2010: Associate Degree Cross Media Communication. College of higher education INHolland, Diemen, The Netherlands
  • 2003–2009: Keizer Karel College, Diploma Gymnasium-A (gives entry to university) Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Experience before YEP

2016: Vermaat Groep - Corporate catering officer 


2016: Ashoka Nederland (the Netherlands) - Social Innovation Mapper, team leader for the sector Healthcare:

  • collected data for the Social Innovation Mapping project launched by Ashoka Nederland and PwC;
  • conducted interviews with high profile stakeholders;
  • contributed to conceptualising this pilot research project for up-scaling purposes
2016: BothENDS (the Netherlands) - Rich Forests Project volunteer:
  • worked as an editor for the Rich Forests project
  • worked as a social media and communication officer 
2015: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Southeast Asia Regional Office, Indonesia - Intern multifunctional landscapes:
  • designed and conducted research on current farming practices and their historical evolution;
  • lead a research team of three individuals;
  • carried out quantitative research aimed at defining the valuation of ecosystem services by smallholder potato farmers;
  • identified contingencies in the development of sustainable farming practices;
  • informed policy regarding the implementation of sustainable farming. 
2014: Sciences Po Environnement, Environmental Association (France) - Educational officer
  • set up an educational project for primary schools on food waste;
  • executed a one-day program in primary schools.
2013–2014: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) - Research Assistant for International Studies:
  • contributed to the conceptualisation of the courses given by the directing professor in International Studies;
  • conducted research on language and culture policies of Western European colonial powers in their former colonies and identified country-specific characteristics;
  • conducted literature reviews and identified and classified relevant scientific research concerning modern colonial history. 

2012–2014: SELSA (The Netherlands) - Zumba instructor (fitness program) and Marketing Assistant

2011–2014Clark Football Languages (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Interpreter (Dutch-French and French-Dutch)


2007–2015: Stichting Ons Tweede Thuis (Amstelveen, The Netherlands - Social assistant:

  • Assisted and guided mentally disabled employees working at a day centre
  • Assisted the head attendant
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