Koen is a programme manager and trainer with experience in governance support in fragile and non-fragile settings in Eastern Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is responsible for training programmes on inclusive governance, service delivery, decentralisation and citizen participation. Koen has studied in Amsterdam, Leiden and San Francisco. He holds a BA in history and a MSc in political science with a specialisation in comparative politics. At The Hague Academy, Koen has organised and implemented training activities in Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine. Currently, he manages The Hague Academy’s contribution in a multi-annual programme supporting the rule of law in eleven countries in (South) Eastern Europe. Beyond that, Koen coordinates a five-year training programme on disability inclusion in local decision-making in Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. As a trainer, Koen facilitates training sessions on inclusion, decentralisation and citizen participation, and he implements a training of trainers programme on inclusive governance in Uganda and South Sudan. Prior to joining The Hague Academy, Koen served as a strategy advisor and regional liaison for the municipality of Haarlem. Before that, he gained experience as an intern at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at a humanitarian organisation in New Delhi, India.