Josje Spierings

Project manager

Josje manages partnerships, supports partners in the use of Akvo tools and provides training. She is responsible for the partnerships connected to Akvo’s OpenAid product and is one of Akvo’s contact persons on International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) related issues. Some of the partnerships Josje manages include UNESCO, the Government of Liberia and the Dutch Red Cross. Prior to joining Akvo, Josje was an assistant project manager at Akvo’s partner the 1%CLUB, where she fostered relationships with partners, helped coach project owners and organised events such as the 1%EVENT and 24 Hour Action.

Josje has also volunteered at the Dutch Council for Refugees, where she helped refugees learn Dutch and prepare for their Dutch integration course. She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, as well as a BSc and an MSc in Public Administration from Leiden University. Follow her on Twitter @JosjeSpierings.