Joop Clappers is an expert in the field of internationalisation in secondary and higher vocational education. As a project manager and content consultant, he is involved in complex international projects aimed at strengthening educational institutions. He has years of experience in capacity building in West Africa.
Sanne van Herpen
Sanne (Ph.D.) is a managing educational researcher with experience in scientific, policy and contract research in the field of accessible (higher) education. Based on thorough research, she strives for concrete improvements in educational practice and policy. Her expertise lies in the transition moments in the school career (intake, throughput, drop-out), learning behavior of students, and the quality of the learning environment and testing. Her methodological experience is broad and includes questionnaire research, interview and case studies, quasi-experimental research and literature studies. Sanne is curious, analytical, and a critically constructive interlocutor to come up with innovative solutions.
Carmen works as a consultant international cooperation in TVET education. She has experience in sustainable value chain development, ME&L, and knows the current state of affairs in the development sector through her background in international development (AMID programme). She loves to strive for sustainable outcomes and to translate them into opportunities and challenges for education and training in developing countries, with special attention for inclusion of marginalised groups.
Hans is an expert in the field of international cooperation in higher and vocational education and is responsible for the acquisition and implementation of large-scale, international capacity building projects (Africa/Asia) with a focus on project/strategic management, business development, start-ups of graduates at educational institutions.
Ide works as a consultant on the topics of entrepreneurship, private sector development, business development, incubators and curriculum development.
Ide holds an MSc degree in Microelectronics from Delft University of Technology. He founded his own IT company before he turned 18. After obtaining his BSc degree, he was student board member of the YES!Delft incubator, where he worked on inspiring and helping students start their own business. He participated in the International Research Projects Delft (IRPDelft) project in 2014, where he conducted market research in Guyana.
In 2015, he worked on the soft landing programme for NWU University in South Africa, where he connected Dutch and South African SME’s as a freelancer for CINOP. In 2016 he co-founded the company Momo Medical, which markets a monitoring device to support nurses in daily care in hospitals and nursing homes. Within Momo Medical, Ide was responsible for funding, clinical studies, business development, certification and finance.
Gert-Jan is managing consultant with a pragmatic and result driven approach. He has extensive experience in acquisition and overall management of projects in the field of (technical) vocational and higher professional education in the Netherlands and international. The unifying theme throughout his career has been strengthening the capacity of educational institutes in close cooperation with industry and private sector partners. Entrepreneurship and business development are also among Gert-Jan’s core competences. He started his own business and is shareholder in a renewable energy company in the Netherlands. In the past years he was involved in many educational projects as project director/manager (Africa/Asia). He is now responsible for the establishment of a new ‘state of the art’ (technical) vocational college in Sri-Lanka. For many years he worked for a Dutch university of applied science in different management positions being responsible for amongst others commercial Master courses and setting up research groups with professors.
Doreen works as a consultant and researcher on the themes of low literacy, integration & inclusion, career orientation & guidance, curriculum development, and 21st century skills. She does this both in a national and international context, especially Africa and Asia. Doreen always thinks critically and tries to approach complex issues from different angles and stakeholders. In short, she is a generalist who is driven by offering content and as much impact as possible.
Wilco Visscher is an experienced educator in the field of international cooperation. He gained his experience in educationa projects in Europe, Asia and Africa. He enjoys to discuss with those involved and,together, come up with practical solutions for demanding educational challenges. Development of vocational training and specifically internships has his special attention.
Epke is an expert in internationalisation and international cooperation in secondary and higher vocational education. As a project manager and advisor, she works on complex projects around the world to strengthen opportunities for good education and employment. She also has extensive experience in the internationalisation of Dutch vocational education and training, both within and outside Europe.