Jos van Gennip

Jos van Gennip is one of the intiators of Wordconnectors and currently fulfills the role of President of the thinktank Socires.

Professional background
Jos van Gennip was President of the NCDO Board until December 2011 and is a former member of the Worldconnectors Steering Group. From 1997 until 2007 he was member of the First Chamber in the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Christian-democratic People’s Party (CDA), where he worked on issues regarding Foreign Affairs, Defense, European Cooperation and International Development. He was also director of the Scientific Institute of CDA from 1991 till 1999, and has fulfilled the role of Deputy Director-General of international cooperation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.