Janske van Eijck


Janske’s main expertise is in the field of bioenergy in which she started to be active in 2002. She has a strong academic background but also extensive hands-on experience. Via her Master thesis, partly supervised by Kees Daey Ouwens, she became familiar with Jatropha and continued to work in the field of jatropha for the next 8 years. First, while managing a jatropha bioenergy facility in Tanzania for three years (Diligent). After this she pursued her PhD degree at Utrecht University, focusing on socio-economic impacts of various biofuels in developing countries. She also executed numerous researches into the effects of jatropha projects, e.g. in Tanzania, Mozambique, Mali and Benin. She currently works at Enclude in Zeist, as staff consultant on sustainable agriculture (including bioenergy) and gender aspects. For example as team leader for a two-year project in Sierra Leone on strengthening smallholders in the oil palm value chain.