Food & Business Knowledge Platform
Senior Knowledge Broker
Vanessa Nigten is a dedicated result-oriented global sustainable inclusive development knowledge specialist. Since 2013, from The Broker, she works as a knowledge broker in the F&BKP Office. She is experienced in building strategic international multilevel, multi-actor knowledge linkages to improve development policies and practices, in particular in the field of Food and Nutrition Security. Vanessa is well-versed in Dutch and international development policies.
She gained her theoretical and practical experience at The Broker, an independent knowledge broker journalistic organization on globalization and inclusive sustainable development that brings together cutting-edge knowledge and expert opinions from researchers, policymakers and practitioners. And before at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), Partos (the umbrella organization for Dutch NGOs), the Dutch expertise and advisory centre for citizenship and international cooperation (NCDO), and the JongOS network for young professionals in development cooperation. Vanessa has a background in Sociology and Public Administration (University of Amsterdam), with focus on the Dutch Parliament, Burkina Faso and Citizenship.