Inemarie Dekker

“I wish to see a more just, fair and free world.

With equal opportunities. For women, girls and migrants. In (experiencing the fun of) playing sports. In having sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). And in obtaining decent work or starting a business. And these are exactly the themes I work on.”

  

Supporting people achieving social impact 

As a professional, I believe I can make a difference by supporting people to be in charge and organise themselves according to their own wishes.

For me that means:

  • Coming to proven or innovative solutions – by and for the people concerned.
  • Focusing on the desired impact – and continuous learning, adjusting and improving towards it.
  • A true collaboration between partners and implementers, who complement each other.

I believe this is how we can create social change. Together we can come to great results!

 

What I can do for you: see services
My experience and expertise: see projects
Find my CV on LinkedIn: Inemarie Dekker

 

Being passionate, inquiring & practical

FRIS Collective

svikaworks is a freelance social business – since 2012 – working on projects in the Netherlands and in Africa. In 2014, I initiated Freelancers in Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (FRIS Collective). Together with my colleagues, I can establish a team of professionals to work with you, like a graphic designer, editor or M&E expert.

And I love writing (and the investigative and curious mind-set that comes with it). In an effort to provide a bigger picture of African news and how we – Europeans – relate (which I believe is the basis for improved solutions in my field of work), I started All about Africa in 2017. My articles are also published at the European news-site NewsMavens and in the newspaper Financieel Dagblad.

In addition, I am always eager to learn: for example, I took courses in journalism and social media marketing (in 2016 and 2017), I enrolled in a summer school about Social Business (in 2016 and 2013), took participatory leadership and coaching workshops (in 2018, 2014, 2011 and 2006) and I completed studies in French at the Alliance Française and Leiden University in 2014.

 

My world experience

I have work experience in: Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, the Netherlands, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

 

The logo explained

The red colour in [svika] represents my passion for development cooperation and social business. I work with enthusiasm and an open mind. I have innovative ideas, and I always promote, facilitate, and enhance connections between people and organisations, or new partners and projects.

 [svika] means development in Shona, a major language in Zimbabwe.

I am hard-working, solution-oriented and perseverant, with a strong sense of responsibility. That is why the word works is highlighted solidly in the logo. A colleague once described me as someone who prefers well-considered action to quick words.

Common responsibility means ownership in developing countries and responsibility taken in developed countries. This is of utmost importance for realising sustainable development in the long run.

 
Social Entrepreneur

The core objective of my work is to have social impact. Besides, I live by my personal motto: act locally for global impact. I use public transit whenever possible and use products with a sustainable quality mark (such as FSC, Fairtrade or organic). My financial affairs are in the hands of ASN bank, an organisation with sustainable principles. Even the hosting of this website is environmentally responsible, as it is CO2 neutral.