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Jos Huijbregts

CFO, strategist and teacher
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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.''
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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.''
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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.''
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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.''
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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.”
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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."
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Dennis Karpes

Co-Founder & Creative Director
When we damage the Earth, we damage ourselves. Finally 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 seen before and it will only success if everyone will play a part! So why not join us? Dig in.
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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.”
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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.''
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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."
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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!"
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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!"
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Godlove Kihupi

Communication & Marketing - Dodoma region
"Because we have the power today to change tomorrow."
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Tabby Njung’e

Monitoring & Evaluation Expert
''I’m motivated in working to ensure that environmental conservation and socio-economic needs of people work in tandem. I’m excited to be part of Justdiggit, working with local teams and communities to help restore degraded lands and farms through hands-on restoration approaches and tools, one tree at a time indeed.''
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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."

Desmond Tutu

Besides being a social rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu devotes his time to a greener and cooler planet. Since his fight against apartheid in South Africa, he has used his voice to campaign for important causes of which Climate Change is one. With his warm words and optimism he manages to reach the hearts of many. “Dig deep within your heart and join me in starting a green revolution. Justdiggit!”
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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."
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Adriaan Kauffmann

Managing Director Justdiggit Kenya Office
"Very excited to contribute to a greener planet."
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Sander de Haas

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

As a professional MMA fighter, Simon Biyong is prepared for the fight against climate change. Growing up in Cameroon gave him insight on the bigger effects of landscape degradation. Now he has joined Justdiggit to fight for a greener and cooler planet.

André Kuipers

Dutch Astronaut André Kuipers saw the beauty and vulnerability of our planet all the way from space. He realized that a sustainable future starts by protecting our limited natural resources on Earth. Now he supports Justdiggit in our quest for a greener and cooler planet.

Floortje Dessing

As a Dutch writer, producer and tv presenter, Floortje Dessing has seen the beauty of our planet like no other. With her television shows she travels far and wide to document our precious planet. It is during these travels that she noticed the rapid landscape degradation and their consequences in parts of the world. Floortje joined Justdiggit’s movement to stop the decay of our ecosystems and instead make them blossom for future generations. You can see her in our campaign which inspires the world to join and dig in on climate action!
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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."

Thomas D

German hip-hop artist Thomas D has been passionate about climate action for a long time. By writing songs and using his platform, he advocates for a greener planet. As a Justdiggit ambassador Thomas D is ready to involve everyone in the Decade of Doing!

Amara Onwuka

When she won the Dutch television show Expedition Robinson, Amara Onwuka found out once again how important nature is to survive. As a weather expert, tv presenter and artist, Amara knew she wanted to do something to combat climate change. Her years of experience in meteorology and her passion for nature made her the perfect fit as Justdiggit ambassador! Have you seen Amara’s special Justdiggit weather forecast already?

Jonathan Karpathios

Jonathan Karpathios is one of the best chefs of The Netherlands and he is an ambassador of Justdiggit! Jonathan is very engaged in nature and healthy soils. As a food director, he cooks delicious meals with whole foods, found at local farms and his own four hectare garden, all natural and without pesticides. He won the prestigious prize “Gouden Garde” (Golden Whisk) for his beautiful cookbook in 2013. Why he supports Justdiggit? Watch his video!
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Judith Nyambura Mwangi a.k.a. Avril

Judith Nyambura Mwangi, better known by her mononym Avril, is a Kenyan singer-songwriter, actress and entertainer. Avril’s contribution to the Kenyan Entertainment Industry has earned her many awards and now she uses her platform to create awareness about our projects in Kenya.

Harm Edens

AVRO/TROS Presenter Harm Edens is all-round: funny, edgy, sharp, but always substantively. Besides being a Dutch presenter and writer, he’s also a highly requested speaker, and….Justdiggit Ambassador! Harm actively cares about sustainability and the world, always from a hopeful perspective. No wonder his nickname is Mister Sustainability!

Tess Milne

The contagious enthusiasm of Presenter Tess Milne can’t be ignored. A perfect match for a Justdiggit ambassador! Tess has presented many Dutch television shows throughout her career. She kicked off one of our donation campaigns by making the first contactless payment donation at a tram shelter in Amsterdam!
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Tanzanian comedian Jaymondy makes us laugh, yet he is very serious about the importance of regreening our planet! As the lead in our documentary Kisiki Hai II, Jaymondy plays an important role in the Regreen Revolution. He creates awareness about our projects through his own social media channels. Karibu sana, Jaymondy!

Mark van der Molen and Rámon Verkoeijen

Dutch radio hosts Mark van der Molen and Rámon Verkoeijen felt inspired by Justdiggit’s solution to climate change. As ambassadors they share our mission: “The story of Justdiggit is so clear and simple to explain! The first results of their work are already visible: and that by only using a tool as simple as a shovel!”

Philippe LeBlond a.k.a. The Van Man

Canadian model Philippe LeBlond decided to shake up his life and live in a van. The connection with nature that followed, ultimately led him to advocate for a greener planet. As an ambassador Philippe LeBlond spreads his love for nature and how we can restore it.
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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!"
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Erik Hallers

Founder Conclusion
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Tineke Bahlmann

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

Rector at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
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Harold Knebel (chairman)

CEO & Partner bij IBS Capital Allies
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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!''
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Jessie de Boer

Co-founder of L.E.A.F. Africa at L.E.A.F. Africa
''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.''
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Jenny Elissen

Founder at, Founder at
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Jamie de Bourbon de Parme

Partnering for Refugees | Peace | Climate | Economic Development | Natural Resources
‘'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.'’
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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.'’
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Susan Mashibe

Executive Director at VIA Aviation Limited
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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.''
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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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Olivier Karg

Co-Founder bij Cube Investment
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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.'’
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Allard Ruyl

CEO @ Talpa Media Solutions
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Ignace Schops

Director at RLKM - President EUROPARC Federation
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Margot Frederiks

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

Entrepreneur | Consultant in Media, Content & Communications | Investor
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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!"
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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.’’
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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."
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Lana Muller

Project Coordinator Kuku
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Dennis Kuperus

Global Head of Innovation Kinetic (a WPP company)
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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!"
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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!"
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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."
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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."
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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."
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Chris de Jong

‘‘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.’’
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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.''

Julia Friedel

“Being an intern at justdiggit means not only having a nice workplace, but a space of hope for our planet, too. Talking about climate change is not enough, we need to act now – and that’s what I love about justdiggit!”
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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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Claudia de Groot

Social Media & Online Community Management Intern
“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew”, said philosopher Marschall McLuhan. And I fully endorse that, because only by working together can we combat climate change. That's why I'm helping Justdiggit spread their message worldwide: together we can cool the earth down again. "
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Norah Keuter

Design Intern
"I'm super excited to join Justdiggit's team as an intern and learn a lot of new things. I love to design and what motivates me even more is that ultimately, we all work towards the same goal: cooling down our planet."
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Anna Nwankwo

Marketing & Communications Intern
"My African roots have always made me aware of the consequences global warming has to the continent and the actions we ourselves need to take to restore our earth. That is why I am extremely proud to join Justdiggit on the collective mission of regreening and cooling down our planet: dig in!"