Patrick Stoop
Consultant - General managing partner
Partner of
Patrick Stoop studied law and economics. He has been working for more than 35 years on the intersections of: policy, strategy, management, planning & control, governance, quality assurance, change, capacity building, organisational and/or institutional development, human resources management, public finance, budget cycle, financial management, information management, audit and evaluation. His work cuts across most policy areas and governance issues of the public sector. He has also conducted substantial work for NGO’s; while being increasingly involved in private sector and entrepreneurship development with a specific focus on social businesses.
He gained approximately 15 years’ professional experience in Belgium while the other 20 years’ experience was accumulated in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and MENA countries.
Since 1996 he is working through his own consulting firm, ‘Stoop Consulting’. In 2017 he initiated and co-founded

Paul Lambers
Expert Public Finance Management - Financial manager
Partner of
Paul Lambers, a Belgian national, is a trilingual expert (fluent English and French, fair Spanish) with over 15 years of experience in Public Finance Management in developing and Eastern European countries.
Since 2003 until today he worked in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, South Sudan, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Morocco. He advised on formulation of public finance reform programmes and development of financial and institutional support programmes as well as prepared and monitored PEFA evaluations of PFM systems for the EU, the World Bank and the ADB.
From 2001 to 2002 he performed as a technical advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management of Vanuatu on public finance management systems and -controls (budget preparation and monitoring, and coordination of external financing) – He also prepared for the IMF missions to Vanuatu.
Between 1989 and 1999 he implemented a large number of short-term assignments in Eastern European countries predominantly within the EU TACIS programme: Russia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and the FYROM.

Hilde Geens
Associated Partner of
Hilde Geens has a master’s degree in political communication and a master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy. With 6 years’ professional experience, her areas of expertise include monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, outcome mapping, theory of change and M&E systems. Hilde worked as a regional programme officer for the Great Lakes Region and as Quality and methodology policy advisor for a medical NGO. Hilde also contributed to several scientific articles on the subject of development cooperation, the SDG’s, land grabbing and agricultural policies. Since October 2019, Hilde started working as a junior-expert for
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Data Management International Consultant
Associated Partner of
Godefroid Bigirimana is an experienced statistician and expert in monitoring and evaluation. He obtained his degree in statistical engineering in 2008 and also holds a Harvard University Certificate in using Python for Research. Godefroid brings strong expertise in social and developmental research and statistical methods, built through ample work experience on formative and evaluative research and analysis. He has been involved in study design, implementation, analysis and reporting for large-scale surveys, covering both baseline studies and impact evaluations. He also worked on the design and implementation of quasi-experimental and mixed methods research on a range of topics; including gender, agriculture, public opinion and financial access.
For many years Godefroid worked full-time with different international organisations, for example: from 2009 to 2010, he worked as project design, monitoring and evaluation coordinator at Search for Common Ground in Burundi (with missions in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo); as a statistician (expert) at the Belgian Development Agency BTC (Actual ENABEL) from 2010 to 2016 and since 2016 to November 2019, as an international expert in charge of Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management at UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in Brussels. He is well versed in setting up Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) using Survey-CTO, KoBoToolbox, ODK-X and other Survey Solutions. For data analysis, he is well versed in SPSS, Stata and Pyhton. In data visualisation, he frequently uses Python Libraries ( Matplotlib, Seaborn, ggplot, …) and Power BI.
Godefroid is specialised in development of Remote Data Collection and Analysis using Mobile phones/Computers/tablets and Service-Oriented Architectures Systems for organisations, projects and programmes with teams disseminated/based in different locations/sites (countries).
Namratha Ramanan
Research Consultant
Associated Partner of
Namratha Ramanan is finalizing a PhD in Psychology and Educational Sciences from KU Leuven, Belgium with an expertise in children’s and human rights. Her research has focused on familial separation in the context of live-in child domestic work in India. She is a highly skilled and creative researcher, specializing in designing and conducting qualitative research, conducting research with vulnerable communities, contextual interviewing, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and project management. She has conducted empirical studies with laborers in slavery and slavery-like situations in coffee plantations in India, child laborers in informal labor sectors like domestic work, elderly and child care provision, street vendors among others and desk-research on child labor in the cocoa sector.
Originally from India, Namratha has been involved with community-based, culturally relevant projects to address child and human rights violations, the most recent of which has been as a member of the working group of ‘Youth and Decent Work’ for Beyond Chocolate where her main contributions were to evaluate the effectiveness of human rights due diligence promises in self-declared sustainability protocols of chocolate manufacturing companies and development of indicators to evaluate further impact of programs aimed at reducing child labor in Ivory Coast and Ghana.
She also holds a MSc. in Forensic Odontology from KU Leuven, Belgium. This diverse educational background lends itself to her conducting projects from a pragmatic yet humanitarian approach.
Karim Chetioui
Labour market and employment policy consultant
Associated Partner of
Karim is a dual national, Belgian-Tunisian, who lives between Belgium and Jordan. With 16 years of professional background in the private and public sector, he gained a strategic planning and policy implementation experience in the field of labour and employment policies. He also has significant experience in programme and project management, change management, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation processes, organisational and/or institutional empowerment, HR management, peer review, learning process and building synergies between public and private actors.

He held multiple executive and managerial positions at the Brussels Public Employment Agency (ACTIRIS), including as a member of the executive board, head of the international affairs department and advisor for the European Public Employment Services Network. He also worked in very different of contexts, including developing and post-conflict settings, such as in Morocco and Ivory Coast.

Languages: French, English, Arabic and fair Dutch.
Lenka Tucek
Czech Republic
Senior Consultant
Professional affiliated to
Lenka has 25 years of professional experience. She worked with the Swiss bilateral aid agency, as a senior manager for risk management services of a Big4 in Switzerland and also for UNDP, where she executed general management functions and oversaw the implementation of Global Fund grants. She worked as well for other UN agencies, international consulting firms and international NGOs.
Lenka´s strength are in accountability, budgeting, procurement systems, as well as in conducting organizational and implementation reviews. She has significant experience in public health.
Together with her Master´s in Business Management, Lenka holds a postgraduate degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Lenka has ten years of Sub-Saharan Africa public health experience, several years of experience in the post-Soviet countries, as well as two years in Oceania.
Lenka is fluent in Czech, German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
Levius Koyio Matseshe
Professional affiliated to
Dr. Levi Koyio holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (DBA) specializing in Management, MBA in Strategic Management, Hons. BA in Economics and Business Studies and Certificate in Governance from be the Les Aspin Centre in collaboration with Marquette University, USA.
Dr. Koyio is a Management Consultant of over twenty (20) years both locally and in the region in the areas of organizational development, strategic management and planning, policy formulation and implementation, Project Management, M&E, Performance improvement – managing the value chain across-sectors. Over the years Dr. Koyio has consulted for the Centre for British Teacher Education Trust (CfBT) as a regional consultant developing education sector development plans, appraised national education sector strategic plans for funding by Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for Somalia (Central Somalia, Somalinad, Puntland). Undertaken educations sector scoping study for South Sudan, Kenya Country Strategy for VLIR-UOS – A study that identified focus areas for collaborative research between Belgium (the Flanders) and Kenyan universities (for 12 years since 2015). Besides these, Dr. Koyio has facilitated the development of strategic plans for over 25 local organizations across- sectors and has practiced as a part-time lecturer since 2002. He is a trained facilitator.
Wendy Braeken
Expert education, policy and (social) impact
Professional affiliated to
Wendy Braeken studied pedagogical sciences and has many years of experience in poverty reduction and development cooperation. She was active as a projectdesigner, program- and project manager, as a technical advisor and she set up several monitoring and evaluation frameworks for projects and programs.

Till so far she was active in Belgium, RDC Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Palestine and El Salvador, with longer stays in RDC, Ecuador and El Salvador.

The last 13 years she mainly worked in the education sector where she formulated and/or supervised projects in the field of sectoral budget support, the subsectors TVET, teacher training of primary and secondary education and scholarship projects. At the moment she is working on a monitoring and evaluation policy and the necessary instruments and tools for the education provider of the Flemish government GO!.

In the various positions she held, she managed project teams and she acted as an advisor to senior executives and management on a regular basis. She has a coaching attitude and wherever possible, she looks actively for collaborations and partnerships.
Alexander Prinsen
Netherlands The
Innovation Consultant for Circular Economy / Zero Waste / Sustainability Business Models
Professional affiliated to
Alexander Prinsen is Managing Partner of The Zero Waste Consultant firm and has over 10 years of consultancy experience in Executive Search and Business Development. Since 2013 his interest for sustainable solutions has led him to travel the world to research promising sustainable solutions on how they can solve our challenges.

Alexander has an unique entrepreneurial perspective how to solve current technological challenges based on Natures ingenuity. He bridges Science and Entrepreneurship to increase competitiveness of organizations by adopting “Total Productivity of Matter”.

He teaches at his self-proclaimed MBA Academy (Masters of Beautiful Achievements). He co-founded the Embedded Sustainability Initiative bringing Sustainable Leadership to Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

Alexander is an inspirational Speaker and Writer sharing a story of hope and innovation driven by global entrepreneurs working on solving our current and future challenges using nature as their inspiration.
Joseph Sinabwiteye
Professional affiliated to
Juriste ayant le plus souvent eu à travailler dans une position de cadre dans les institutions publiques (Chef de cabinet au ministère en charge des droits de l'homme, des réformes institutionnelles et des relations avec le Parlement, de 1996 à 2001) (Conseiller juridique au Sénat du BURUNDI de 2002 à 2015). De 2005 à ce jour, je me suis investi dans des activités de Consultant. A ce titre, j'ai réalisé des consultances variées au bénéfice de commanditaires divers, gouvernement du BURUNDI, coopération bilatérale (C.T.B., USAID) et multilatérale (système des NU). Ces consultances correspondent essentiellement à mon profil de spécialiste de droit constitutionnel et de droit administratif, ainsi que du fonctionnement et des réformes des institutions. Dans ce cadre, j'ai beaucoup produit en matière de législation (codification, avants-projets de lois et décrets), et plus spécifiquement concernant le système politique et constitutionnel, la législation électorale, les matières institutionnelles et administratives, la justice, la justice transitionnelle. J'ai aussi travaillé dans le secteur de la formulation, planification, et du suivi-évaluation des projets et institutions. Doté d'un master de gestion d'entreprise, j'ai aussi œuvré au bénéfice d'ONG et du secteur privé.
Chema Triki
Economist / Policy Analyst
Professional affiliated to
I have experience within international organizations as well as in management consulting in financial services. I have notably worked for the OECD and EBRD. Themes I have been working on include SMEs policies, inclusion to the global value chains, investment policies, business integrity, labour policies and youth and gender policies.

I have extensive experience in project management and program monitoring and evaluation, with a quantitative training in impact evaluation.

I am an Engineer in applied mathematics and I hold a Master of Public Administration from Sciences Po Paris and London School of Economics, with Economic Policy as a major.
Nik Stoop
Professional affiliated to
Nik is a development economist based in Belgium. He holds a joint PhD in Economics and in Development Studies from the Universities of Leuven and Antwerp. He is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at the University of Leuven.

Nik's research focuses on the micro-empirical analysis of development issues in Sub Saharan Africa. He studies a broad range of topics, with a particular interest in natural resources, the political economy of conflict, and internal constraints to development. His work is published in several scientific journals, including Economic Development and Cultural Change; Environment and Development Economics; Food Policy; and Resources Policy.

A lot of his research is based on individual- and household-level survey data he collected himself. Over the past eight years, Nik built up substantial field experience, conducting research activities in Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, South-Africa and Tanzania.

As a consultant, Nik has contributed to a range of assignments. His consultancy experience mostly relates to the evaluation of development programs and change management in the public sector.
Nino Janashia
Consultant on Gender Equality and Human Rights
Professional affiliated to
Nino Janashia is specialized in Human Rights and Gender, democratization and elections, policy analysis and strategic planning. She worked as a consultant with various International Organizations and NGOs. Recently Nino contributed to the elaboration of 2018-2020 Human Rights Action Plan of the Government of Georgia and developed the chapter on Gender Equality. Moreover, she supported the Parliament of Georgia in developing Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) report on draft labour law and trained parliamentary staff in GIA. Furthermore, Nino provided support to the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia in gender analysis of Georgia’s regulatory framework and developed legislative and policy recommendations.
As a National Policy Expert, Nino is supporting the integration process of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Georgian national policy system.
Nino works with various organizations on the issues of violence against women, women’s economic empowerment (labour rights, agriculture, entrepreneurship), political participation, gender equality in education, culture and sports. She also provides support in developing gender strategies and action plans of the programmes. Nino is also an active member of the Task-Force on Women’s Political Participation in Georgia.
Nino holds a Master’s Degree in International and European Law and Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science from the University Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense, France, as well as the Diploma in Protection of Human Rights from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), Paris, France. Being a native Georgian, Nino also has a native proficiency in French and is fluent in English and Russian languages.
Frank Barbaro
Strategy and Management Consultant
Professional affiliated to
Frank worked for 20 years in both the private (consulting firms, GE, etc.) and non-profit sectors (volunteer in Rwanda for 2 years, Embassy, UNHCR, AFD, etc.), on management / transformation / organisation roles; and in different countries (UAE, UK, Rwanda, France, Australia, Singapore).

Engineering by training (Ecole des Mines), he completed in 2016 a masters programme in ‘International strategy and diplomacy’ at the LSE in London.