Thomas is a network member and an associate with PlanAdapt, based in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Thomas has worked in international development for over 13 years, working with multilateral organizations, international NGOs and research institutes (World Bank, ILO, Oxfam, Save the Children, Wageningen Research and the Institute of Social Studies). His areas of expertise are around the nexus of sustainable markets and food systems, including youth and gender, climate risk and resilience, and various aspects of private sector development such as access to finance, value chain analysis, labour and enterprise development.
His experience includes providing technical support in programme design, implementation and M&E, as well as multi-country programme management. He has supported programmes across Latin America, Africa and Asia, including Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Philippines, Bolivia, Tajikistan and Armenia. Some of the specific contexts or framing of these projects have been in post-crisis, humanitarian to long-term development transitions; informal and formal market development; evidence-based advocacy; empowering women and youth.
Thomas began his career in ICT for development and spent a few years in knowledge management, developing and managing online platforms for development work, including FDI promotion, editing and writing online articles and managing a print magazine on development issues.
He has two M.A. degrees; in International Political Economy & Development (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), and New Media & International Relations (University of Amsterdam).
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