Lawyer and Social Entrepreneur in Noordwijk, Nederland
As a lawyer specialized in international (Public Private) Partnerships in biotechnology and vegetable breeding, I acquired insight in the global agribusiness and food chains.
My ultimate aim is to support the 'Meso Sector' (Women Networks, Private and Public Education Sector and Social Entrepreneurs) in addressing 'wicked problems' (Food Insecurity, Climate Change, Migration, Water Scarcity, Gender Inequality).
We developed a "Public Private Partnership Program" and "Entrepreneurship Program" for the Meso Sector, based on an innovative 'Model for Inclusive, Precompetitive and Sustainable Public Private Partnership for Development and addressing Wicked Problems'. This Model is based on the longlasting experience of The Netherlands in Agricultural Public Private Research Partnerships (i.e. Bio Seeds/KeyGene, CBSG and TTI-GG), the current developments in NGO funding and the ever broadening gap between the 'big money' and the 'receiving end'/public.
I am grateful to be able to invest time and/or money in innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide.