Floor van Uhm

Floor van Uhm is Advisor to the CEO of KIT Royal Tropical Institute, where she focuses on strategy, policy and the Sustainable Development Goals. Together with Worldconnector Mark Schneiders, Floor has been closely involved in setting up the first SDG House in the Netherlands at KIT. The SDG House will offer a unique environment for SDG related initiatives to identify synergies, create solution partnerships, and stimulate knowledge development, which supports the implementation of the SDGs in the Netherlands. 

Professional background

After obtaining her Master International Relations, Floor worked at the GroenLinks Tweede Kamerfractie in the Dutch House of Representatives. She continued her career as Advocacy Manager at Fairfood International, where she founded the Morocco Hotspot Project. This project was focused on strengthening women’s rights in the Moroccan tomato sector. As Sustainability Consultant, Floor was Coordinator of the Worldconnectors network. In the same period, she co-founded the “Living Wage Lab” , focused on achieving fair wages in the agri-food sector. She also worked at the NGO Hivos where she advocated for increased women’s participation in peace processes in the Middle East.