Boudewijn Cnossen

Project Manager - Business Unit Europe, Middle East and North Africa

Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in History and Art History, at University College Utrecht and Master’s degree in Arabic Language and Culture – track in Middle Eastern Studies – from the University of Amsterdam. Has studied and worked in Egypt and Tunisia (Netherlands Embassy) before joining VNG International. Since 2015, involved in our projects in Egypt and Jordan, focusing on local government capicity building and the improvement of service delivery.

Citizens in the Arab world often experience a wide gap between them and the central government. In our projects in Egypt and Jordan, I have experienced first hand that local governments can fill this gap and make a meaningful contribution to the wellbeing of their citizens. This strongly motivates me to, through our projects, keep contributing to the strenghtening of local authorities in the Arab region over the coming years.