Joppe Bastiaansen

Project Manager - Business Unit East & Southern Africa

Master's degree in Cultural History from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Joppe previously worked as an editor at the Dutch national radio. Listening to stories and connecting people is something that gives him a lot of energy. He is currently involved in projects in Somaliland and Somalia and in the overall management of the SDLG-programme. 

I strongly believe that local governments worldwide play the most important role in improving the lives of citizens. In doing so, we can learn a lot from each other. I consider it a great privilege to be able to contribute to strengthening the capacity of these governments and find great reward in the contribution we bring together to a better and sustainable future.