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

  • All
  • Local teams
  • Team Amsterdam

'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

Program Manager - Regreening Dodoma Program

'I believe that working closely together with local people is not only wonderful; it is necessary to successfully achieve our shared goals.'

Lieke Hulshof

Project Coordinator Dodoma region

'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

Lana Muller

Project Coordinator Kuku

'Brought up at the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro I enjoyed the morning dew, sun rays reflections and dripping glaciers of the mountain every day. Over the past couple of years I’ve seen rangeland degrade and glaciers shrink. After meeting the Justdiggit team, my hope was restored. I’ve been giving an opportunity to play a role!'

Benson Leyian

Project Coordinator Amboseli

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

Olivier Maes

Business Development

'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

'I can’t think of a better work motivation: supporting my colleagues at the office in any possible way and thereby strive for the vision of positively impact the regional climate and livelihood.'

Margot Frederiks

Communication, Operation & Organization

Mohammed Messouli

Project Coordinator Morocco

'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


'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

  • All
  • Alliance
  • Education
  • Media
  • Project
  • Special
  • Sponsor
  • Supporting

Our Boards

  • All
  • Advisory Board
  • Supervisory Board

'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

Advisory board member

David Wyler

Director Granaria Holdings

Advisory board member

Dennis Kuperus

CEO Benelux & Nordics, Kinetic Worldwide

Supervisory board member

Tineke Bahlmann

Professor Business Administration at Utrecht University

Advisory board member

Bert Amesz

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

Adisory 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

Hans Bruggink

Member of the Board at JustDiggit

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

Questions, ideas, suggestions or just to say ‘Hello’. Drop us a note! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Visiting address
Prins Hendrikkade 25
1012 TM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel. +31 (0)20 737 23 66

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