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Country: The Netherlands
Originally from: The Netherlands
Organisation: FOS Europe
Job title: Conservation Consultant
Email: jens[at]fosonline.org
Languages: Dutch, Frysian, English

Experience with Open Standards:

Training received:

  • 2012: Participant of 9-week training program applying OS and Miradi on case study as part of BSc Coastal and Marine Management (Marine Biology) (Netherlands)
  • 2013: Participant at CCNet Coach training (Riberitsa, Bulgaria)
  • 2013: Participant at CCNet Coach Rally (Apriltsi, Bulgaria)
  • 2014: 5-month internship at FOS Europe and Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) (Netherlands and Sweden)
  • 2015: Participant at CCNet Rally (Barcelona, Spain)

Training provided:

  • 2014: Coach/facilitator at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • 2014: Coach support and Miradi trainer at MTW with Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 2015: Lead-trainer of fellows of Klaus Toepfer Fellowship programme at German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Vilm, Germany)
  • 2016: Co-trainer and coach for Eastern-African multi-landscape biodiversity management programme at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 2016: Co-trainer and coach supporting conservation planning at St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) (St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean)
  • 2018: Co-trainer and coach supporting conservation planning at Bonaire National Parks Foundation (STINAPA) (Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean)

Experience in applying / coaching:

  • 2014: Design proof-of-concept for MPA network management applying OS, Miradi and MiradiShare for Swedish national and provincial government (Sweden)
  • 2014: Coach/facilitator of workshops with Swedish provincial government project team (Sweden)
  • 2016: Coach/facilitator for Eastern-African multi-landscape biodiversity management programme at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 2016: Coach/facilitator supporting conservation planning at St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) (St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean)

Other OS-related activities:

  • 2014: Participant and facilitator for Blue Vision, a collaborative project with the leading North-European conservation NGOs designing conservation strategies for the North Sea (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2015: Speaker at International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) showcasing Swedish MPA network strategy and Miradi Share (Montpellier, France)
  • 2015: Present Miradi Share showcase at CCNet rally (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2015: Design of XSLT Miradi reporting template for International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) (United States)
  • 2016: Co-host en organise webinar on Experiential Learning with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • 2016: Co-organise initial stages of MTW Croatia

Additional Relevant Experience:

  • Jens has a particular strength in Marine Protected Area management
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