Luuk leads Akvo’s project activities with our NGO partners in East Africa and steers the expansion of our new hub at the NaiLab in Nairobi, Kenya. This includes identifying appropriate projects to upload to the Akvo system, gathering the relevant content from each organisation and training teams on how to share regular updates.

He is also a lead producer and reporter for WaterCube, our video channel profiling people and issues in the water and sanitation sector. Luuk graduated in 2007 with an MA in International Development Studies from the University of Utrecht. Having grown up in Burundi, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, he has worked on several international development programmes including the World Water Dome in Johannesburg (2002) and a project to assess environmental impact at the IWMI in Colombo in Sri Lanka (06/07). You can find Luuk on Twitter at: @luukdiphoorn