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Gerrit Ribbink

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Enterprise development and business support services
  • Entrepreneurship development and training
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development programs
  • Value chain analysis and development

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Designing and advising on Entrepreneurship Education and Training (EET); evaluating EET programs.

Designing and advising on Private Sector Development (PSD) programs; evaluating PSD programs.

Designing and advising on Access to Finance (A2F) programs; evaluating such programs.

Facilitating “train the trainer” entrepreneurship training, business and financial management training.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Zeist, Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, DRC (Congo), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Timor Este, Uganda, Zambia, Armenia, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, OPT (Palestine), Syria, Turkey, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, UK

LANGUAGES:

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

EDUCATION:

M.A. Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
B.Sc., Econometrics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Private sector development can only be achieved in a sustainable way by creating entrepreneurial awareness and systematically addressing weaknesses in the education system that limit the capacity of graduates to be productive either as self-employed entrepreneurs or as employees.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Gerrit Ribbink
Title: Technical Team Lead, Entrepreneurship
Email: gribbink@encludesolutions.com