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Mathijs Veenkant

Mathijs Veenkant

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

Young Expert at IRC - Ethiopia

First position after YEP

Advisor at Council for the Environment and Infrastructure, the Netherlands

YEP Role

Mathijs is working as a Research Advisor for IRC WASH in Ethiopia. Based in Addis Ababa, he will be contributing to a variety of projects and activities on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. IRC’s Ethiopia Country Programme seeks to achieve universal access to sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services in focus districts. IRC’s activities include partnership building, technical assistance, capacity building, research, solution finding and testing, communications and knowledge management. 

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  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Intercultural communication
  • Project planning and coordination


Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc International Land and Water Management, major in Adaptive Water Governance from Wageningen University. BSc in Soil, Water, Atmosphere


Experience before YEP


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Organisation: IRC
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