Fairview Building KG 622 Street
Blue Space - Grace Plaza, 3rd floor
Namibia Street, Addis Ababa
Rua de Dar es Salam 845 Bairro 1
Dreijenlaan 2, 6703 HA
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Director and Founder
Gertjan is senior expert in agribusiness, tropical agriculture, development economics and building inclusive value chains. He is the manager of Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), the program coordinator of the TRAIDE program in Rwanda and business developer Africa for Solynta.
Guido van Hofwegen
Director and Founder
Guido is the founder and director of Nazava Indonesia seeking to provide everyone with access to safe and affordable drinking water. Currently, he is developing a water filter supply chain in Ethiopia. He is also in charge of financial management at Resilience.
Joep van den Broek
Director and Founder
Bonne Amie Bayisenga
Bonne Amie is an experienced agronomist with a demonstrated history of working in the farming industry. She is skilled in agronomy, agricultural economics and agribusiness. Via Resilience, Bonne Amie is Trial Manager and Agronomist for Solynta. She coordinates Solynta's technical adaptation trials, registration trials, screening 3 trials, mechanical trials and high yield performance trials in Rwanda.
Emily ter Steeg
Evelien has a background in sustainable development and is specialized in energy and agricultural development in emerging markets, particularly in Rwanda. Currently, she is supporting the TRAIDE program in Responsible Business Practices and contract-farming projects.
Fasika has a sociology and project management background. Currently, she is working on the Context Sensitive Investment (CSI) program in Ethiopia, assisting foreign investors in understanding the Ethiopian context and investing responsibly.
Geronimo Zumba is a irrigation technician based in Chimoio, Mozambique. Through the APSAN-Vale project, he is coordinates and supports the irrigation and water management related activities. He is also involved on technical proposals writing, design, and implementation of irrigation and agriculture projects. He contributes to capacity building activities through training and technical assistance to various professional levels.
Haymanot has a background as sociology and marketing management and experience in marketing, supply chain and logistics. She currently works as a water filter development expert for Nazava Water Filters. She is part of the Young Expert Program (YEP).
Jelle van den Akker
Over the past several years Jelle has gained hands-on work experience in innovative agricultural projects in several regions in India, Mozambique and Tanzania. These projects had a focus on bridging the gap between digital technologies and practical agriculture. He is currently supporting the team in Mozambique.
Katrien van Krieken
Manuel Aguiar Namurove
Namurove is a technician for the Apsan Vale project (Mozambique) in the province of Manica to improve water productivity and income of smallholder farmers. His focus is on the improvement of irrigation and water management practices and technologies.
Marie Fidele Umutoniwase Ndahimana
Marie Fidele is mainly working in data collection for different studies within the TRAIDE program, such as contract farming and circular agriculture. She also supports the Nazava water filters project, that aims to increase the number of people with access to clean drinking water in Rwanda.
Marino is a technician for the Apsan Vale project (Mozambique) in the province of Sofala to improve water productivity and income of smallholder farmers. His focus is on the improvement of irrigation and water management practices and technologies. In addition, he worked on the hydrological study of the Messica river.
Nicky is a hydrologist and she is based in Chimoio, Mozambique. Currently, she is the hydrological specialist in the APSAN-Vale project and she is responsible for the development of hydrological programs within the region. She also manages our Nazava water filters in Mozambique.
Piloto has been an administrator for Resiliênçia Moçambique since the beginning of our presence in Mozambique. He does office management, financial administration and makes sure all the staff are connected.
Rob van Oudheusden
Rob has a background in value chain management and agriculture. He is currently working on agri-extension and farmer application projects, developing digital products for farmers and field staff. These products bring tailored and practical agricultural advice in the hands of the users and support management decision on individual and project level.
Sander de Raad
Sander works on the intersection of Trade & Aid where he develops and supports sustainable, mutually reinforcing projects. Through the Conflict Sensitive investment (CSI) program he supports foreign investors to improve understanding of the local context and contribute to a stable business climate (Ethiopia and Rwanda). He is also the founder and director of JaguaHenna.com.
Simone Sitima Magrasse
Simone is a technician for the Apsan Vale project (Mozambique) in the province of Tete to improve water productivity and income of smallholder farmers. His focus is on the improvement of irrigation and water management practices and technologies.
Susanna is currently supporting the TRAIDE program, aimed at fostering a trade (rather than aid) relationship between the Netherlands and Rwanda. Moreover, she is also working for the implementation of the Context Sensitive Initiative program in Rwanda, to ensure that foreign investments are in line with the needs of the local communities involved.
Thijs de Klein
Thijs works as Business Consultant for Resilience. He has extensive experience as a logistics and innovation consultant and has led numerous implementation projects. With his background in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration he will work for the Ethiopia office on short-term business support assignments and the ISSD Ethiopia programme.
Vania Almeida Bata Cambula
Vania is responsible for the financial management, operational and logistics processes of the Resiliencia Mozambique office.
Within Resilience, Adriana worked on IRIPO: a mobile platform that aims to deliver rural extension, crop production and market prices to farmers in Mozambique. She supervised field activities and developed inclusive business strategies.
Bouwiene has a background in plant sciences and a strong interest in applying it to developing countries. At Resilience, she worked on the Hortinvest and Innowide projects in Rwanda and Kenya. Both projects are focused on testing and enhancing the growth process of the hybrid seed potato developed by Solynta.
Within Resilience and Resiliencia Rwanda, Joseline supported the TRAIDE and Nazava Water Filters Projects in Rwanda. TRAIDE aims for inclusive and sustainable growth of the Rwandan agricultural sector whereas Nazava water filters lead to improved access to clean drinking. The projects relate to different Water and/or Agrofood themes and SDGs.
Rixt has a multi-disciplinary background with a MSc in biology and a PhD in applied ethics and communication science. Within Resilience, she worked on policy making on a wide variety of subjects such as GM crops and scientific trends of (alternatives for) animal experiments and currently attitudes towards climate change.