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.

Do you want to be part of this team? Have a look at our vacancies!


Our Team

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  • Local teams
  • Team Amsterdam

‘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

'Doing good feels good!'

Dennis Karpes

Co-founder & Creative Director

'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

Programs Director

'Social marketing is my passion, and climate change is one of the biggest challenges for mankind but also a pretty political subject for the 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 Director

'What you focus on expands.'

Wessel Koning

Director Business Development

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

Sander de Haas

Chief Technology Officer

'Very excited to contribute to a greener planet.'

Adriaan Kauffmann

Managing Director Justdiggit Kenya Office

"The natural world is suffering and climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. The Justdiggit solution is proven, scalable and makes a long term impact by hitting the sweet spot in helping people, wildlife and the planet. It's a privilege to be part of this amazing team."

Stuart Taylor

Country Director UK

"I am super excited to join Justdiggit! Within my function I will contribute to eradicating hunger in some of the harshest environments, supporting livelihoods and bettering the lives of communities while reversing the effects of climate change and negative impacts of our activities on earth."

Emmanuel Atamba Oriedo

Landscape restoration enterprise developer

'An effective response to climate change is of unprecedented importance. Now more than ever! It is amazing to work together in an ambitious team to support the inspiring mission of Justdiggit: positively impacting nature, climate and people by regreening Africa.'

Chris de Jong

Junior Finance Manager

'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

'As a Business Development & Partnerships Manager, I am committed to establish shared value partnerships with both national and international brands and companies, to jointly ensure that we can regreen even more large areas of dry land in Africa for a positive impact on the climate.'

Merel Rikveld

Business Development & Partnerships

Just digging it to work for this wonderful organisation full of enthusiastic and professional people, doing good for Africa!

Cindy van der Top

Finance Manager

What’s a more rewarding job to do than to make the world a greener place? I believe the only way to create change is by spreading a message of hope and optimism: exactly what Justdiggit stands for.

Cris van Wolffelaar

Marketing & Communications Manager, The Netherlands

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

Lucy Liwa

Regreening Program - Dodoma region

I grab my shovel out of the barn to preserve nature and biodiversity. We need to take care of our planet! Or as Audrey Hepburn said: "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

Romy de Groot

Marketing & Communications Support

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

Godlove Kihupi

Communication and marketing - Dodoma region

“Our planet is at the center of our existence which makes it so precious. By joining the regreen revolution we can take care of our beautiful earth and I dig that.”

Benthe Verhoek

Marketing & Communications Intern

'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

'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

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


“I am enthusiastic about ensuring sustainable access to water and sanitation for all with special focus in rural communities. The use of landscapes for rainwater harvesting for human, livestock, wildlife and plants is something that has always interested me. I am therefore delighted to make my contribution to the Justdiggit restoration programme which uses sustainable models to restore degraded lands.”

Samwel Jakinda

Technical support landscape restoration

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

Nadia de Waal

Global Manager Marketing & Communications

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 find it fantastic to see how Justdiggit fulfills her mission and makes dry land green again - with 'simple' techniques and communication. It has so much impact on farmers and the climate. We should all contribute to this!'

Judith Peters

Vice President Head of Channels & Marketing at ViacomCBS Benelux

Advisory board member

Susan Mashibe

Founder and Executive Director of VIA Aviation Limited

Supervisory board member

Harold Knebel

CEO bij IBS Capital Management B.V.

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

Advisory board member

Jenny Elissen

NewGenes, business impact network

Advisory board member

Allard Ruyl

Media Strategist

'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

'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.'

Jessie de Boer

Co-founder and Managing Director of L.E.A.F. Africa

'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

Supervisory board member

Tineke Bahlmann

Professor Business Administration at Utrecht University

'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

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

Olivier Maes


Advisory board member

Dennis Kuperus

CEO Benelux & Nordics, Kinetic Worldwide

Advisory board member

Titus Eikelboom

Founder Stroom

Advisory board member

Ignace Schops

Director at RLKM - President EUROPARC Federation

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

Olivier Karg

Co-founder and Head of Growth @

We'd love to hear from you

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