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[Interview] Koos de Jongste, Project Development Specialist, Trimpact, The Netherlands

Koos de Jongste is project development specialist and co-owner of Trimpact BV, a social enterprise that enhances sustainable development in development countries.

Koos worked until 2013 as a business controller/analyst for different multi-nationals. In 2013 he changed his career and became senior advisor CSR, with a focus on micro-finance/Insurance and project organization. He worked in CSR projects in Africa and India.

Koos is Senator of JCI (Junior Chamber International), volunteer in a research team for old buildings in his home town and likes different kinds of sport.

His interview with Africa Business Communities:

Would you please introduce Trimpact?

Research and developing aid impact will sustainably increase when synergy, integration, and cooperation between various stakeholders is optimized. It is the mission of Trimpact to increase the impact of integrated development projects: sustainable profitable change through smart linking of development projects, with a focus on People, Planet, and Profit.

Trimpact advices in smart mapping of projects (e.g. identification of synergies and missing links) and offers workshop in using the CAPALL Intelligent Mapping Tool® and bottom-up integrated development approaches.

In which industries does Trimpact operate and who are your clients?

Trimpact operates in the industry of development aid and corporate social responsibility in developing countries. Our clients are mostly Governments, NGO’s (international and local), investors and social enterprises.

Why was Trimpact started?

From over more than 30 years of personal experience, we know that development aid can be more effectively and efficiently organized with a larger impact than currently achieved. One major cause of this is poor collaboration and limited exchange of knowledge. Trimpact is active in making the necessary changes to improve on these lapses.

What can be done by entrepreneurs and government to further the interests of your industry in your country?

Our stakeholders should use our intelligent project mapping tool – Capall – and approaches to become aware of already ongoing projects, create synergy among them to enhance impact of all parties involved, and make better decisions about their future activities.

You will be participating in the Africa Business Communities Networking Event in Amsterdam on March 8. With whom would you be most interested in connecting, in terms of networking?

We would be most interested in innovative investors, food industry, and non-governmental organizations that look for more insight and overview, to create more impact with their activity in a developing country.

What would you want other participants to contact you for?

A common goal to create more impact against less costs on projects in developing countries, with an innovative way of working.

What can you say about the targets, plans and ambitions of Trimpact in 2016?

In 2016 we look forward to roll out our Capall-tool and make impact together with our PIP-approach in projects, e.g. in Uganda, Burundi, Benin, DR Congo, Myanmar and Vietnam. Of course, we will be contributing to projects wherever needed in developing countries. It is our mission to increase the impact of integrated development projects: sustainable profitable change through smart linking of development projects, with a focus on People, Planet, and Profit.

Which African countries do you predict will perform best in 2016?

For me it will be Uganda, because after the election there will be new commitments for further change;

Ghana because of the new initiatives to save and improve the coco-industry, and

Nigeria, because of their ambition and huge population.




Africa Business Communities Networking Event

Tuesday 8 March 2016

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Amstel Hotel | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

After great editions in Hamburg, Lagos and Accra the Africa Business Communities Networking Event is returning to Amsterdam!


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