For more than 30 years I have been involved in processes of technological innovation and social change, through design and facilitation of learning networks, participatory knowledge development, social learning, training and coaching for academic leadership. Key areas of competence include processes of Innovation and Change in sustainable agriculture and rural development, water management, and area focused processes. My working experience is from projects in Western Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali), East and Southern Africa (Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi). In the Netherlands and in the EU I have collaborated in various EU multiyear research partnerships and worked with both the public and private sectors. I am a Certified® Professional Facilitator (CPF) and a Certified® Professional Assessor of the International Association (IAF) of Facilitators.