Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Willem Elbers is a lecturer and researcher at the department of Cultural Anthropology and Develoment Studies of Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands). He has a PhD degree in Development Studies (2012) and he has published on civil society & NGOs, partnerships, lobby & advocacy and managerialism. In addition, he is the coordinator of the Advanced Master in International Development (AMID), a one year post-master program in the field of international development field with a problem-solving oriented curriculum. Since having completed his PhD he has done several consultancy jobs related to his fields of expertise.
Why I am a humble bee?
Humble fee fits my personal conviction about doing meaningful work in the international devleopment field. It also fits my aspiration to combine university work with regular consultancy work. I like the problem and client oriented nature of consultancy work as opposed to working at the university which is sometimes a bit too abstract and far-removed from reality. I also think I can learn a lot from working with others and finally, I like working with people with whom I like, respect and trust.
- Governance, civil society and participation
- Human rights advocacy
- Organisational development
- Inclusive and sustainable development
- Strategic policy advice for NGOs
- Training , teaching and supervision: I am a qualified and experienced teacher and have thought/trained BA-students, MA-students, AMID-students and NGO-staff over the past years. In addition, I have supervised numerous BA and MA-students in writing their thesis.
- Research & methodology: As a university lecturer with a PhD-degree I have considerable research skills. In addition, I have thought research methodology at the BA2 and BA3-level. I am experienced with qualitative and quantitative methodology, although my specialisation lies with the first.