Insight, process and results

For who?

My clients are passionate about the themes of diversity, fair and equal treatment, nature, ecology, sustainability and biodiversity. They want to share stories and inspire people to make our world a sustainable and livable world.

They are:
Professionals who work in communication, media, education, project management or monitoring & evaluation for organizations that want to take a leading role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Organizations that aim to promote cooperation between partners and thereby accelerate social change.

I work with professionals or organizations who believe;

  • That meaningful stories make the difference in the dialogue;
  • That people want to be heard, need a listening ear and want to feel that they matter in the organization.
  • That a good process leads to a better atmosphere, better cooperation and that in the long term leads to better results.

Main clients
Academy of Caring Economics; Arbeiter Samariter Bund Greece; Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC); Association of Waarschippers; Challenge Fund for Youth Employment; Christian Aid; CTA - Assistance in Agriculture; Ethiopean Social Accountability Program; European Union (EEAS); Fair and Sustainable; Fair Climate Fund; Forest Steward Council (FSC); Global Integrity; Handicap International;   ICCOenKerkinActie; IUCN; Province of Frysland/ Interreg Europe; Kulika Uganda;  National Deaf Children's Society; Nedworc Association; ReflACTION; VNG International; United Nations; Welthungerhilfe; Witteveen + Bos; World Bank; World House Wetten and many other project organisations. 
Country Experience:
Albania; Armenia; Belarus;  Benin; Belgium; Bosnia; Croatia;  Czech Republic; Egypt; Ethiopia; Germany;  France; Georgia; India; Kenya; Macedonia; Moldova; The Netherlands; Nigeria; Palestine (West Bank); Romania; Slovakia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Sudan; Uganda; Ukraine; Zambia.


I am practical and result oriented. All services are aimed at making you to apply the lessons and skills during and after the meeting, workshop or training. My services are structured on such a way, that it stimulates creative thinking and helps to build confidence in getting more meaningful cooperation.

Read more about the Mission and Vision of Facili2transform and the background of Simon Koolwijk

Read about Facili2transform's trainings and services at the home page.



Participatory video in South Sudan - Crisis-affected people reflecting on their role in the decision-making in humanitarian aid

In the whole month of October, 2019 I conducted a participatory video intervention in two communities in South Sudan. People shared their stories on how crisis-affected people are involved in decision making in the design, implementation and evaluation of humanitarian interventions. Watch the trailer;
The learning experiences were shared from 19 - 21 November 2019 at the Forum of Reflaction, a network that promotes locally led initiatives in crisis situations.
The participatory video intervention gained a lot of new insights and was very empowering for all the actors involved.

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Reference Quote

Simon's intervention enabled our local counterparts to continue videomaking in his absence!

I had the pleasure of working with Simon on VNG International projects in Ethiopia and South Sudan. Simon developed complete participatory video trainings for us: from training materials to actually conducting the trainings including a training-of-trainer component to enable our local counterparts to continue video making in his absence. Sofie Dreef, project manager at VNG International/ Berenschot