Chris van Hemert

Senior Project Manager / Portfolio Manager - Business Unit Sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America and South East Asia

Chris specialises in local governance capacity building in fragile and conflict-affected environments and has experience in management of programmes, grant schemes and support modalities for a variety of bilateral and multilateral financing institutions, including the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, World Bank, USAID, UNDP, EU, NATO and SIDA. He holds a Master's degree in International Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK).

Duke Ellington said that "a problem is a chance to do your best". Supporting local governance in fragile and conflict-affected environments gives me the opportunity - however difficult and modest - to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of people who face adversity on a daily basis.