Floris van Zuilekom
YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15
My role is to start MDF´s Special Treat project in Kenya. The special treat is a project to improve the collection and treatment of waste water in Machakos and Kisumu County. We plan to upgrade the current waste water facilities to produce value from waste water, such as briquettes, liquid fertilizer and compost. Furthermore, we want to improve the current waste water collection by investing in exhausters that transport the waste water from the households to the waste water facilities.
Project and programme management, networking, writing winning proposals, facilitator and stakeholder management
Education: Master in Business Geography
Experience before YEP
I worked as a senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Education Science and Culture. Specific areas of focus included: stakeholder management, policy integration, curriculum development and exams. Prior to that I worked for the UNESCO Liaison office to the European Union in Brussels. In this role, I acted as a liaison between UNESCO, the European Commission and the European Parliament, to raise awareness and funds for programmes in the areas of water management, sustainable land use, education and youth empowerment.