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Way of Working

Our team includes specialists from different backgrounds: science, corporates, marketing, and NGOs. These are our core values: 

Ambitious – Optimistic – Active – Collaborative – Entrepreneurial

We create major impact through close partnerships with local and international volunteers, organizations and corporations. From other NGOs to advertising agencies: By joining forces with small and large partners we scale-up our regreening programs and campaigning activities as fast and efficiently as possible. 

Want to be part of our team? 

Marjolein Albers

Marjolein Albers

Managing Director
'‘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.''
Mary Bezabeh

Mary Bezabeh

Marketing Communications Manager Africa
''As an Ethiopian living in the Netherlands, Justdiggit is a home away from home. restoring my beautiful continent is not a job but a passion I wake up for.''
Samwel Jakinda

Samwel Jakinda

Technical support landscape restoration
“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.”
Emmanuel Atamba Oriedo

Emmanuel Atamba Oriedo

Landscape restoration enterprise developer
"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."
Dennis Karpes

Dennis Karpes

Co-Founder
When we damage the Earth, we damage ourselves. At last, most of us are aware of this, because of the huge awakening that we are in. We human beings are as vulnerable as any other living species, and we depend on healthy ecosystems, and the services that Mother Earth provides. We are building a global restoration movement that has never been seen before, and it will only succeed if everyone will play their part! So why not join us? Dig in.
Ayoub Asenga

Ayoub Asenga

Young Expert Tanzania
“Working with our hands, mind, hope and being interconnected is among the highest evolution of our species. With that we can provide critical means of livelihood to communities and climate change resilience through restoration of ecosystem functions and services.”
Angelina Tarimo

Angelina Tarimo

Young Expert Monitoring & Evaluation - Tanzania
''We have degraded our environment for decades and we are responsible to restore it, I join the combined effort and a positive outlook for Earth to be greener again. Earth has hugged us, it's time to hug it back.''
Wessel van Eeden

Wessel van Eeden

Marketing Director
"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"
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Wessel Koning

Director Global Business Development & Partnerships
"What you focus on expands."
Nadia de Waal

Nadia de Waal

Global Manager Marketing & Communications
"Hope, optimism, positivity and action for a greater good, all in one organization. It's a privilege working here!"
Niels Dierckx

Niels Dierckx

Programs 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!"
Godlove Kihupi

Godlove Kihupi

Communication & Marketing - Dodoma region
"Because we have the power today to change tomorrow."
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Rebecca Blinston-Jones

UK Head of Marketing & PR
"What I love about Justdiggit is how they use positive storytelling to drive change amongst the communities they work with. With climate change being at the top of the agenda for governments, businesses and consumers alike, this role is an amazing opportunity for me to be part of something that is making a real difference."
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Ruth Wamugi

Program Finance Officer Nairobi
"I look forward to waking up and enjoying a green scenery around me. So, let’s join hands to make our world a greener place and conserve our environment."
Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Country Director UK
"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."
Adriaan Kauffmann

Adriaan Kauffmann

Head of Justdiggit Regional Office East Africa
"Very excited to contribute to a greener planet."
Sander de Haas

Sander de Haas

Chief Technical Officer
"By taking action we can really make an impact for the communities, the environment and the climate!"
Merel Rikveld

Merel Rikveld

Manager Business Development & Partnerships
"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."
Cris van Wolffelaar

Cris van Wolffelaar

Manager NL Marketing & Communications
"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."
Cindy van der Top

Cindy van der Top

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

Chyulu Landscape Coordinator
"The first thing I thought when I joined the Justdiggit team, was that I was going to be at the heart of landscape restoration. Creating the change I want to see in the world, one seed at a time. I am proud to be regreening Africa, enthusiastic about the work I put in every day and motivated by the results I see before my eyes."
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Jackie Kemboi

Landscape Restoration Quality Coordinator
"I’m motivated by the challenges in the rangelands that need solutions. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. It’s high time we Just Dig, restore the ecosystem and cool down the planet."
Thijs van der Zaan

Thijs van der Zaan

Program Officer
“One of the biggest challenges of our time is figuring out how to live as a part of nature, instead of working against it. Contributing to solving this problem is one of the greatest motivators there is!"
Margot Frederiks

Margot Frederiks

Project Manager
"Regreening land and positively impacting people and climate. I can’t think of a better work motivation!"
George munyao Kingola

George munyao Kingola

Project Coordinator Kuku
"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!"
Jackson Mwato

Jackson Mwato

Project Coordinator Amboseli
"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."
Lana Muller

Lana Muller

Project Coordinator Kuku
Tjeerd van der Hulst

Tjeerd van der Hulst

Art Director
"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!"
Senne van ‘t Hof

Senne van ‘t Hof

Marketing, Communication & Program support
"Creating a planet on which we all can jointly live together: plants, animals and humans. I can’t think of a better goal!"
Njamasi Chiwanga

Njamasi Chiwanga

Regreening Program - 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."
DJ van Styrum

DJ van Styrum

Strategy & Partnerships
"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."
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Lucy Liwa

Regreening Program - Dodoma region
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
Romy de Groot

Romy de Groot

Social Media Manager
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."
Chris de Jong

Chris de Jong

Finance
‘‘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.’’
Carlijn Huesken

Carlijn Huesken

Business Developer
''Having been born and raised in southern Africa I have witnessed the effects of land degradation firsthand. I am very proud to be working with this ambitious team of individuals to do our part in regreening the continent and positively impacting local communities, nature and the climate.''
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Kizzy Pemberton

Office manager
Zara-Grace Hussey

Zara-Grace Hussey

Marketing, Communications & Ireland BDR
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Zoe Reining

Marketing & Communications Intern
"The second I found out about Justdiggit, I knew that I wanted to work with them. Justdiggit gives me hope and motivation that we can save this planet if we only all work together. I am super excited to now be part of this amazing team and contribute to the regreening revolution. As Jonathon Porritt rightfully said The future is green or not at all."
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Sofia Hedberg

Intern Marketing & Communication
“The opportunity to advocate for change through marketing and communication strategies is something that I feel very passionate about, and I am hopeful that Justidiggit will provide the right platform and work for this mission.”
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Luna Beeker

Intern Design
I’m super excited and proud to be working for a company whose mission is to regreen and restore degraded land in Africa, to ultimately bring back climate change. Like Jane Goodall once said: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
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Daan Ploeg

Intern Marketing & Communication
“It feels amazing to support Justdiggit in her mission of regreening Africa.”
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Démi Mathot

Intern Design
"I believe positivity is the key to change. To start a movement means getting others excited about joining! And what better way to do that than directly showing them the good that comes out of their actions?"
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Jos Huijbregts

CFO, strategist and teacher
Erik Hallers

Erik Hallers

Founder Conclusion
Tineke Bahlmann

Tineke Bahlmann

Professor (em), Commissary / supervisor and advisor strategy and organization
Eddy Moors

Eddy Moors

Rector at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Harold Knebel

Harold Knebel (chairman)

CEO & Partner bij IBS Capital Allies
Vineel Agarwal

Vineel Agarwal

Managing Partner Havas Africa
‘'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.'’
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Marlene Wickel

Managing Director at Jean Mineur Mediavision
Olivier Oullier

Olivier Oullier

Neuroscientist x entrepreneur - President at EMOTIV
''Justdiggit protects the planet by re-greening deserted areas and improves the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. I’m proud to become an advisor to help scale the impact made by this inspirational team.''
Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff

Movie director
''I am happy and proud to join JUSTDIGGIT’s advisory Board. For more than 2 years now I have been criss crossing the Sahel zone, and I can certify: no regreening is more efficient and more fun than JUSTDIGGIT’s! Using the wisdom of farmers and bishops alike, spreading the word by comedians and experts alike, JUSTDIGGIT educates, motivates and simply DOES.''
Judith Peters

Judith Peters

Vice President Head of Channels & Marketing at ViacomCBS Benelux
''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!''
Jenny Elissen

Jenny Elissen

Founder at Giantleapers.com, Founder at theinterdependent.nl
Jamie de Bourbon de Parme

Jaime de Bourbon de Parme

Climate Envoy of The Netherlands
‘'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.'’
Willem Blom

Willem Blom

Entrepreneur and impact investor
‘'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.'’
Susan Machine

Susan Mashibe

Executive Director at VIA Aviation Limited
Mashiri Zvarimwa

Mashiri Zvarimwa

Building entrepreneurial synergies and sustainable ecosystems of innovation 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.''
Olivier Karg

Olivier Karg

Co-Founder bij Cube Investment
Seynabou Ba

Seynabou Ba

Founder of ESG Africa | 22 years international E&S risk management| Partner with private sector 2 drive impact via SDGs
‘'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.'’
Allard Ruyl

Allard Ruyl

CEO @ Talpa Media Solutions
Ignace Schops

Ignace Schops

Director at RLKM - President EUROPARC Federation
Titus Eikeleboom

Titus Eikeleboom

Entrepreneur | Consultant in Media, Content & Communications | Investor
Tim Dekens

Tim Dekens

Design Lead & Strategy at Tikkie | Founder The Change Starts | Advice Cinetree
“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.’’
Dennis Kuperus

Dennis Kuperus

Global Head of Innovation Kinetic (a WPP company)