Dirk-Jan Koch

Koch Dirk-Jan
Organisation: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Website: Personal profile at Radboud University

Prof. Dirk-Jan Koch is the Special Envoy for Natural Resources of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, in December 2017, he was appointed Special Professor of International Trade & Development Cooperation at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). Dirk-Jan finished his PhD (cum laude) at the Radboud University in 2009 and focused on geographic choices of international development NGOs. He was based for 5 years in the DRC and 2 years in Kenya, where he worked among other things as a regional director at Search for Common Ground, as a professor at the Catholic University of Kinshasa and as a diplomat of the Netherlands to the DRC.