Mission and Vision


Facili2transform aims to support its clients to have a  better process and improved results by assisting them to do more effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in international development programmes related to basic social services,social-economic development, ecology & biodiversity and community based development. The human factor is key in Facili2transform's approach. Human interaction between development actors is crucial in making monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) effective.  Diversity and inclusion in this process are key. It is my belief (Simon Koolwijk, founder and owner of Facili2transform), that if people communicate well, build understanding and start to build a relationship of trust, then this will contribute to better results and social impact. Therefore, Facili2transform advises, trains and guides international development programmes to include human interaction components in MEAL-systems to enable a better proces and to achieve results and social impact.

Facili2transform aims to enable professionals (monitoring & evaluation experts and officers) and organizations who take a leading role in promoting diversity, equality, fair distribution of resources, nature, biodiversity and nature to obtain tools, that will help them to do more effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning which eventually will contribute to better results and social impact.

Facili2transform aims to be a small entity, that is flexible, innovative, inspiring and experimenting in supporting people and organisations, who contribute to the Social Development Goals (SDGs),  to enable a better process in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) that eventually will lead to better results for a better world.


Participatory video baseline assessment for biodiversity in Europe

From 2 – 6 July, 2018  a participatory video intervention was conducted for the BIOGOV - Interreg Europe project. The PV intervention was a baseline assessment about the decline of the meadow bird population in Fryslan and on how to take measures to stop the decline and improve the biodiversity. Professionals in communication and  nature conservation experts interviewed  stakeholders on biodiversity in the Province of Fryslan, The Netherlands.

This pv trajectory is part of a project that takes place in 8 European countries, aiming to improve the biodiversity by bringing stakeholders together to work on sustainable nature conservation. Participatory video focuses on increasing awareness, supporting the learning process and  making the problem, the change and the actors involved in the process visible.

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Stories have impact!

Student drop out rates declined, teachers behaviour became more disciplined, students became more responsible and student rates increased dramatically at the Debre Work Junior School, Ethiopia, due to the social accountability process. Because this story was recorded and told through a participatory video making process and presented at a stakeholder dialogue meeting, the dialogue that followed made the government to decide to avail substantial budgets and support for other schools in the region to implement the social accountability process.