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Both ENDS, a not-for profit organisation, started in 1986 as a programme under the IUCN National Committee for the Netherlands and became an independent organisation in 1991. Both ENDS works with local and national Civil Society Organisations on environmental and social justice.

Both ENDS has three main areas of work that encompass:

  1. integrated water resources management with an emphasis on an enabling environment for participation of local communities in policy making processes over water;

  2. sustainable land use in order to create space for agro-ecology, sustainable land use and land restoration and for participation of local land users in policy making processes over land and to regulate large scale agricultural and mining projects, and;

  3. international capital flows with a focus on the effects of trade and investment policies to social-environmental realities for local communities.

Both ENDS initiated, coordinated and partnered in a range of natural resources management action-research projects together with the academic, NGO and private sector, including EU-funded projects such as Drynet and DESIRE.

Both ENDS is an accredited NGO with the UNCCD, CBD and UNFCCC. Furthermore, Both ENDS holds UN ECOSOC status, is partner/member of IUCN, R20-Regions of Climate Action, NWP, European Foundation Centre and Environmental Grantmakers Association and Agri-Profocus.

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Nieuwe Keizersgracht 45
NL-1018 MR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Paul Wolvekamp
Deputy Director

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25 years’ of international work experience. Coordinated collaborative applied research programmes with NGOs, private sector, academe and government in the field of sustainable land and water management, legal-institutional policy reform, tenure and ecology. Undertook diverse international consultancies and serves on various governing bodies and advisory boards, including the Dutch National Commission Sustainable Biomass (Corbey Commission) and the Board of Governors of the multi-stakeholder Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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Nathalie van Haren

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Nathalie van Haren is an agricultural engineer (Tropical: Land Use, Irrigation and Water engineering at the Wageningen University) and has been working with Both ENDS since 2003.
She is a specialist on sustainable land management and member of Both ENDS policy development team.
Nathalie is involved in Dutch and international policy discussions about macro-effects of the production of agro-energy crops, on the trade in commodities like soy and palm oil and the effects of Dutch international agricultural policy measures on livelihoods and the environment in developing countries.
In April 2014, Nathalie was elected as NGO observer to the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface. The SPI gives advice to the UNCCD Conference of the Parties on improving the science–policy dialogue and ensures the delivery of policy-relevant information, knowledge and science on desertification, land degradation and drought to the UNCCD.
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