Eline is specialized in combining community-driven advocacy, diplomacy and strategic political analyses to address and reduce social inequalities internationally.
In her previous role at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs she worked on a variety of policy priorities within the Dutch Overseas Development portfolio. As a government representative she gained extensive experience within the United Nations system, addressing and negotiating topics including; women’s rights and gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, migrant and refugee rights, and access to education.
Her background also includes working and volunteering at a range of civil society organisations based in The Netherlands, South Africa and Australia that focus on improving access to quality services for the most marginalized groups in society.
Eline holds two master degrees in International Development and International Public Health from the Radbout University Nijmegen and VU University Amsterdam. She is currently following an additional path to deepen her facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.