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Arnout van Balen

Arnout van Balen

YEP period 2022 - 2024, batch 25

Young Expert at Wereld Waternet - Mali

YEP Role

Role: Project Coordinator

I work as a Project Coordinator on the Water Operators Partnership (WOP) partnership between the Malian water utility (SOMAGEP SA) and Waternet ( Amsterdam water utility). The partnership (Waterworx) involves several work packages oriented towards strengthening SOMAGEP in leadership, capacity building and improving financial position by developing investment proposals.


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking
  • Practical


  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education:
    • Msc. Conflict, Territory and Identity, Radboud University
    • Bsc. History, Radboud University
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Organisation: Wereld Waternet
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