Lars Heemskerk

Communications and project manager, West Africa

Lars is the regional online expert for Akvo partners that are based in West Africa. In this role, he provides training and supports partners to make optimum use of the Akvo tools. His focus is on data sharing and visualisations with Akvo Flow, Akvo Lumen and Akvo Sites. He is also responsible for regional communications and marketing activities and telling Akvo’s story in the region.

Prior to joining Akvo, Lars worked in various roles as an online specialist for international organisations like UNICEF and AfricaRice. In addition to developing online platforms, Lars has supported and trained organisations in West Africa to reach their online goals. He has also spent time working as a freelancer in Benin. Lars has a Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Communications from Hogeschool Utrecht. You can follow him @larsheemskerk.