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Janske van Eijck

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Environmental and social performance measurement, reporting, management
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Value chain analysis and development

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Set up and managed a bioenergy company in Tanzania for three years, growing from 3 to over 30 employees and servicing thousands of farmers.

Obtained my PhD degree on socio-economic impacts in developing countries, covering various feedstocks and countries and was able to draw lessons from the huge variaties in countries and socio-economic challenges, such as different business models.

Did research in India with SuTRA (sustainable transformation of rural areas), where a very specific model was implemented providing smallholder farmers with additional water.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Zeist, the Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

India, Tanzania, Mozambique, United Kingdom, the Netherlands

LANGUAGES:

Dutch, English, French (and basic German, Spanish and Kiswahili)

EDUCATION:

PhD degree, Utrecht University

MSc degree, Eindhoven University of Technology

BSc degree, Avans University of Applied Sciences

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

I’m passionate about stimulating and accelerating sustainability and thereby creating opportunities for (rural) development. Enhancing positive socio-economic impacts and limiting the negative ones by making sure projects are implemented in a sustainable way, and taking the context, technology, cultural values and the balance between economic and social benefits into account. There are so many opportunities out there!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Janske van Eijck
Title: Consultant, Sustainable Business Practices
Email: jvaneijck@encludesolutions.com