About Justdiggit

Let us introduce you to our people: a determined team and dedicated partners, our ambassadors and our boards.


The Justdiggit team consists of determined people and has its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All team members have a private sector background, which is reflected in our startup culture.

Our way of working is influenced by a few core values:

Ambitious – Optimistic – Active – Collaborative – Entrepreneurial

We work with small local teams and are creating the major impact through our amazing local and international partners and dedicated volunteers. We have joined forces with several types of partners to ensure scale, local presence and consistency in our program development and campaigning work.


Our Team

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  • Local teams
  • Team Amsterdam

'Creating awareness about the changing environment is incredibly important! If we take action now, there is still so much we can do!'

Mara de Jager

Marketing & Communications Intern

‘Our planet is what we all have in common, so let’s unite and take action to re-green and restore the earth, when it is still possible.'

Marjolein Albers

Managing Director

'If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.'

Lucy Liwa

Regreening Program - Dodoma region

'We need a greater sense of urgency as we are running out of time to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems. It’s a privilege to work with this dedicated team and play our part to contribute to a better world.'

DJ van Styrum

Partnerships & Foundations USA

“It is time to give back to nature by restoring the degraded core elements-; soil, forest and wildlife, by scaling up our efforts. Justdiggit offers the best solution for restoration and making planet earth a better and cooler domicile. Everybody should join this movement, when we come together great things happen and the time is NOW.”

Hillary Amira

Media Manager Kenya

'Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because that's what the world needs, people who have come alive.

Justdiggit ticks this box - and so many more. A mighty privilege to work with this team.'

Jessie de Boer

Country Representative Kenya

'Blessed and humbled to work on something this hugely important in helping to regreen and cool down our precious earth.'

Olga Zegers

Head of Music Raindance Project

'Because we have the power today to change tomorrow.'

Godlove Kihupi

Communication and marketing - Dodoma region

'Born and raised in Dodoma, central Tanzania, I always hear old people saying that the place was once like the garden of Eden with lots of harvests, trees and all-season rivers. This has remained a history and there is a threat of it to become a desert in the near future. I have always wished to return the environment back to its original condition. Through the opportunity I have got to work with Justdiggit, I believe my ambitious dream of regreening Dodoma region is becoming a reality.'

Njamasi Chiwanga

Regreening Program - Dodoma region

'Very excited to contribute to a greener planet.'

Adriaan Kauffmann


'Creating a planet on which we all can jointly live together: plants, animals and humans. I can’t think of a better goal!'

Senne van ‘t Hof

Marketing & Communications

'I can’t think of a better mission than to help nature flourish again and to create a future full of abundance. I’m grateful to be part of this beautiful team and will use my passion for creativity to boost this positive movement!'

Tjeerd van der Hulst

Brand and Design

'Social marketing is my passion, and climate change is one of the biggest challenges for mankind but also a pretty political subject fort he average person. By promoting our positive solution driven projects to the world we can make a huge difference on the ground in Africa and in the hearts and minds of people around the world. #Justdiggit'

Wessel van Eeden

Marketing & Communications

'Every day we are being flooded by negative news. Justdiggit gives a backlash: We can take action to make the world a little better!'

Niels Dierckx


Lana Muller

Project Coordinator Kuku

'I am deeply concerned about the necessity of capturing the skills of the Maasai elders (before it is too late). I want to share (transferring) the wisdom and culture of the Maasai with the world and provide avenues of community empowerment - economically, socially and culturally. I am a conservationist committed to bringing conservation solutions to preserve the wildlife and empower and sustain the people.'

Jackson Mwato

Project Coordinator Amboseli

Let's face it, there is no 'planet B'. That's why we need to take care of the earth.

Denise Hoogendoorn

Marketing & Office

'As a natural resourcist, I am appalled by the degradation of biodiversity caused by human activities. With my passion for nature and the experience I have, I am sure together we are going to give this planet a new lease of life. Climate change is real and has no boundaries!'

George munyao King’ola 

Project Coordinator Kuku

'Re-greening land and positively impacting people and climate. I can’t think of a better work motivation!'

Margot Frederiks

Communication, Operation & Organization

'What you focus on expands.'

Wessel Koning

Business Development & Partnerships

'By taking action we can really make an impact for the communities, the environment and the climate!'

Sander de Haas

Programs & Technology

'Hope, optimism, positivity and action for a greater good, all in one organization. It's a privilege working here!'

Nadia de Waal

Marketing & Communications

'Doing good feels good!'

Dennis Karpes

Co-founder & Fundraising

How it all started!

Co-founder Dennis Karpes

“Since ‘2000 I decided to become a change maker for many reasons. I really had the feeling something needed to change for creating a better world and I also had the feeling that I could be the one creating this change. One of the better decisions in my life! After the successes of Kuyichi and Dance4life I was ready for a new social venture. In 2009 I met the unique Peter Westerveld and he showed me positive results of his own landscape restoration projects in various African countries. I was sold from the first minute, because I saw that these restoration projects had multiple benefits on big issues like water, food, biodiversity, migration and of course our suffering climate. Together with Peter I founded Justdiggit to show the world solutions, hope and positivism. Unfortunately Peter passed away in 2014, but Justdiggit is more alive than ever and a green revolution is in the making!”


Power of the network

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  • Corporate partner
  • Alliance
  • Education
  • Media
  • Project
  • Special
  • Sponsor
  • Supporting


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  • Advisory Board
  • Supervisory Board

'I want nothing more than to make a positive impact. That is why I proudly support the mission of Justdiggit. If we can stop future climate migration through large-scale re-greening, that is a very desirable result.'

Jaime de Bourbon de Parme

Senior Advisor Private Sector Partnerships at UNHCR

The planet Earth and its Nature are a special GIFT to humanity. I am super proud to be part of a movement that is giving back to this GIFT that keeps on giving. You too can join the re-greening bandwagon and make a difference today.

Mashiri Zvarimwa

Task Force Member @ European Commission`s Task Force Rural Africa

'I dig Justdiggit because it just makes sense, the earth is heating up so let’s cool it. I was attracted by the fact that there is a simple and effective solution that everyone can understand and contribute to. Let’s stop bullying the earth and instead protect trees.'

Seynabou Ba

Founder of ESG Africa

Supervisory board member

Natacha Pietersz

Strategic Services Manager at Gemeente Zaanstad

Advisory board member

Allard Ruyl

Media Strategist

'Because there is no other theme that will impact humanity as climate change.'

Olivier Maes


'Justdiggit makes the world greener, which is necessary to combat climate change. With a very passionate team, smart techniques and dedication from the local population. I fully support the mission of Justdiggit and like to contribute on the digital part.'

Willem Blom

Data & Intelligence Director at Dept

Supervisory board member

Erik Hallers

Founder Conclusion

'I support Justdiggit's mission and I am proud to associate myself and Havas Media with them. With a strong belief in building meaningful connections, as a marketer, I would like to work together with an impact towards such initiatives and social causes.'

Vineel Agarwal

Regional Director - East & Southern Africa MD Havas Media South Africa

'The energy with which Justdiggit works towards a greener and better world, without losing sight of commerce, is insanely contagious and exactly what we need for the inevitable transition.'

Tim Dekens

Senior Designer at TamTam

Supervisory board member

Tineke Bahlmann

Professor Business Administration at Utrecht University

Advisory board member

Dennis Kuperus

CEO Benelux & Nordics, Kinetic Worldwide

Advisory board member

Bert Amesz

Senior consultant and publicist in water, environment and climate change - ‎independent consultant

Advisory board member

Titus Eikelboom

Founder Stroom

Advisory board member

Ignace Schops

Director at RLKM - President EUROPARC Federation

Supervisory board member

Jenny Elissen

NewGenes, business impact network

Advisory board member

Jim Fournier


Supervisory board member

Eddy Moors

Head Climate Change & Adaptive Land and Water Management Alterra WageningenUR/ Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Advisory board member

Robin Millington

Director, Global Alliances at EAT Foundation

Advisory board member

Paul Vosbeek

Managing Director Americas at Energyworx

Advisory board member

Olivier Karg

Co-founder and Head of Growth @

We'd love to hear from you

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