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Tim Jan Huldman

Tim Jan Huldman

History: Young Expert at Gieling Consultancy - Ghana
YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

Position after YEP

Consultant at Stichting Giri Asih, Netherlands

YEP Role

As a Project Manager working for GC I am involved in the implementation of The Special Treat project. TST is implemented by Green Energy Ghana ltd., a joint-venture of GC, MDF Global and MDF West Africa.  I work mainly from the office in Accra, Ghana where I supervise various activities, like; the construction of a the Waste to Energy plant and public sanitation blocks, waste supply and sales of the end products. I am also responsible for project progress monitoring and advice on the implementation of technical solutions in the designs. 

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  • Intercultural Communication Skills and Adaptiveness 
  • Multi-stakeholder Processes 
  • Project Management
  • WASH 
  • Waste Treatment Technology

Nationality: Dutch

  • MSc in International Land and Water Management from Wageningen University. Specializations:  Integrated Water Management and Sustainable Land Management
  • BSc in International Land and Water Management from Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science. Specialization: River Delta Management and Area Development Planning

Experience before YEP

  • Consultant at Stichting Buffelen - Chiang Mai, Thailand: Consulted, with a hands-on approach, on the planning and construction of an irrigation system, a drinking water well and a fish farm. Conservation of indigenous flora and increasing locals' awareness and support for sustainable farming methods were important aspects in the projects. In the same period I supervised 6 bachelor students from various studies, namely: water management, human technology and architecture. 
  • Intern at TAUW – Amsterdam, Netherlands: Part of the Urban Water Management and Environmental Quality division. Conducted research on the functioning of wadis (sustainable urban drainage systems)and advised the municipality of Bergen concerning these measures. Developed a scoring model for the functioning of wadis and started the innovations for an inflatable tool to assess surface permeability.
  • Intern at Living Lands – Patensie, South Africa: Alluvial fan restoration in the Baviaanskloof. Part of the 'Water for Food and Ecosystem project', funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I Conducted research in order to provide advice for to the restoration of the water system in the Baviaanskloof, which is recognized as a unique World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Field visits, water quantity measurements and stimulating stakeholder participation were key tasks in this project. Eventually three alluvial fans were identified as 'suitable for restoration' and water retention measures were put into place in the following years.
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Organisation: Gieling Consultancy
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