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Steering committee

The Platform is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is supervised by a Steering Committee of authoritative representatives from knowledge institutes, the business community, government and civil society.

The Steering Committee decides on the knowledge agenda of the Platform and advises on the content of the two research funds managed by NWO-WOTRO: the Global Challenges Programme and the Applied Research Fund.

 

Adrie Papma
Adrie Papma
Chair

Adrie Papma is Associate Director of Oxfam International. She worked at the University of Leiden, SNV, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hivos. Since the early nineties she joined Oxfam Novib and fulfilled various functions: as an expert on food security and nutrition, and in various international campaigns of Oxfam.

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Melle Leenstra
Secretary

Melle Leenstra is the knowledge policy coordinator at the food and nutrition cluster of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From this position he coordinates the Ministry’s support and engagement with the F&BKP, the Netherlands-CGIAR Partnership and other Agrifood knowledge programmes.

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Toon Keijers
Toon Keijsers
Member

Toon Keijsers is lecturer International Food & Business and coordinator International Projects at HAS University of Applied Sciences. Before that he worked in capacity building & private sector development programs with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Africa & Asia and with SNV in Latin America.

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Huub Löffler
Member

Huub Löffler is Director International and Accounts of Wageningen UR. He studied Biology in Amsterdam, and did a PhD on Plant Pathology at the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he was involved in international collaboration; first focusing on resistance breeding, then with a focus on food security and Africa.

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Michaël Wilde
Member

Michaël Wilde works for organic fruit and vegetable specialist Eosta where he is responsible for the sustainability & communication division. In this role he has worked on numerous international campaigns including “Bees love Organic”, “Save our Soils” and the “True Cost of Food campaign”.

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Caroline Wooning
Caroline Wooning
Member

Caroline Wooning is manager at the Knowledge and Innovation Department of the Directorate-General Agro of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. She is working for the Ministry of Economic Affairs for 17 years and has large experience in the field of European Economic Affairs.

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