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Niels van den Bosch

Niels van den Bosch

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

Young Expert at Wageningen University & Research - Nigeria

First position after YEP

Aflasafe Scaling Expert at IITA, Nigeria

YEP Role

I am a Aflasafe Scaling Expert at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria.

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  • Social science
  • Rural development and sociology
  • Technology and innovation
  • (Organic) agriculture
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project management


Nationality: Dutch

  • (Msc.) Development and Rural Innovation, Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Wageningen
  • (B.) Regional Development and Innovation, Van Hall Larenstein (VHL), Wageningen
  • (MBO) Organic agriculture, Warmonderhof, Dronten


Experience before YEP

June 2016 – December 2016: Monitoring and evaluation specialist - UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) in Libreville, Gabon. I have conducted the monitoring and evaluation of the Gabon Country Program from 2012 to 2016. It was my responsibility to develop and implement the first M&E system for the country development program. This included development, coordination, collection, analysis and reporting of the program results over the past 5 years. My efforts have resulted in the reporting of final conclusions and recommendations which are used to set the subsequent country development program.


April 2016: Agronomist - ALISEI in Libreville, Gabon. With my background and experience in sustainable agriculture I assisted ALISEI with the project ‘On Mange Local’ (We eat local) on voluntary basis. The project encompasses assisting local farmers with knowledge and tools in Gabon in order to increase local production.


November 2015 – February 2016: Organisation and communications specialist - ILEIA (Centre for learning on sustainable agriculture) in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Within my function as organisation and communications specialist on voluntary basis for ILEIA, I was part of the core-team which organized the contextual and practical organisation of the 2-day ‘Voedsel Anders’ conference 2016 in Wageningen. This growing movement focusses on the transition to fair and sustainable food systems. It included 60 workshops related to agroecology, soils, local food systems, urban farming, agriculture and trade policies, access to land and land rights. My tasks included setting the contextual statement of Voedsel Anders, organizing workshops, and organizing and managing volunteers.


Furthermore, Niels has experience with projects in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malta, Rwanda and Denmark.

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