Facili in Latin means to make things easier. The aim of facilitation is to improve the dialogue, communication, understanding and cooperation amongst people in groups. To enable a better process and results, Simon plays the role as facilitator. He has more than 20 years experience in facilitation and has worked in more than 20 countries, mainly in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Simon’s added value in this process is his interational experience and knowledge of diversity and intercultural contexts.
Simon is an International expert and Certified Professional Facilitator in;
* Facilitation dialogue and multi stakeholder meetings
* Facilitation strategic planning and project development
* Training of facilitators
* Train the Trainer in facilitation techniques
* Curriculum development of trainings
* Organisational assessment and capacity development
* Facilitation of communities of practise for learning and exchange
* Monitoring, evaluation and learning facilitator
Sectors: Health care, Education, Agriculture and Value Chains, Business, Water & Sanitation, Social Infrastructure, Youth Development, Environment & Biodiversity, Civic engagement and Citizens participation.
ICCOenKerkinActie, World Bank, En Nu Online, De Verre Naasten, Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC), CTA, VNG International, United Nations, Province of Fryslan, Interreg Europe and many other project organisations.
Countries: Armenia, Belarus, Benin, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Moldova, Bosnia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Albania, Kenya, Romania, South Africa, Zambia, Palestine (West Bank) and Egypt.
Need for a facilitator?
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Documentary 'Win by Diversity'
From 1st – 8th September, 2018 I participated at Kino Berlino, which is part of the Kino Kabaret movement. There I produced with my crew a touching and engaging documentary about diversity and inclusivity. In this documentary ‘Win by diversity’ five Kino Kabaret film directors and artists coming from five different countries and three different continents share their perspectives on diversity. What was their first intercultural experience? What were challenges in intercultural cooperation? And how have they gained from diversity. The documentary gives an insight in the feelings, dilemma’s and opportunities of working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Watch the trailer;
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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.