About Simon Koolwijk

Simon Koolwijk, owner of Facili2transform, is an experienced teamleader, facilitator and evaluator having a broad network of local NGOs in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Facili2transform’s added value and uniqueness is;
* More than 25 years’ experience in international development;
* Excellent (online) facilitation and filmmaking skills;

* International Certified Professional Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators;
* Connections and a broad network with NGOs in Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Asia;
* The participatory approach using methods such as participatory video, focus group discussions, semi structured interviews, appreciative inquiry, people first impact method (PFIM),  outcome harvesting and Most Significant Change (MSC);
* Know-how of digital tools for filming, shooting and capturing audio and visual stories;
* Engaging all relevant actors in lesson learning and collecting input for recommendations;
* Solid interview techniques to capture stories of change;
* Know-how and capacity to apply (participatory) photography or video in discussions, dialogue and lesson learning.

Read more about Simon's clients and countries, where he fulfilled assignments. Download the curriculum vitae of Simon Koolwijk. 


1992 - 1995:  Fundraiser and monitoring, evaluation and learning consultant for Institute of Cultural Affairs-Kenya in Kenya

1996 - 1997: Trainer/ consultant facilitation and facilitation methods - Institute of Cultural Affairs International

1997 - Present:  Facili2transform, (online) facilitator, trainer, film and participatory video coach and evaluator applying visual methods.

Watch video with Simon Koolwijk about the training video for monitoring and evaluation:   


Participatory video in South Sudan - The role of crisis-affected people in decision-making in humanitarian aid

During the month of October, 2019 I conducted  participatory video interventions in two communities in South Sudan. The main aim was to visualize the role of crisis-affected people in decision-making in humanitarian aid. The video below visualize the making off process of this PV intervention.in Nyinbuoli. 

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Reference Quote

The videomaking provided us an opportunity to represent ourselves!

I have met Simon almost 7 years ago while I was in high school. The great opportunity at that time was learning from the international trainers and their experience on how to build and maintain together the community. Step by step we got closer to the subject of filmmaking, In this way  it gave us the opportunity to represent ourselves and show our contribution to the society we belong to. Simon has been leading the group of young people by giving his great ideas and support in order to produce and harvest the best pieces of our daily activity through the camera lens
Anna Braghis, Freelance journalist, PR writer