1. Jan Haverkamp, WISE, Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe
Jan Haverkamp is nuclear energy and energy policy specialist for Greenpeace and professional group facilitator.
His previous work as energy campaigner and developer of environmental organisations in Central Europe brought him into contact with nuclear power and energy policy in countries across the globe. He also worked for four years as Greenpeace’s EU nuclear policy advisor in Brussels. He teaches ‘facilitation of environmental communication processes’ and ‘the role of environmental NGOs in society’ at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. His academic background is in biochemistry, nuclear physics, environmental sciences and social and communication psychology.
2. Iryna Bondarenko, Ukrainian Cycling Network, University of Maryland
Iryna is a public activist and specialist in sustainable transportation development.
She is a co-founder and in previous years leader of the Kyiv Cyclists’ Association, successful and dynamic membership organization which promotes cycling as everyday transport in Kyiv and all over Ukraine. Iryna is a Board member of Ukrainian Cycling Network, umbrella organization of cycling NGOs from 12 Ukrainian cities. In 2010-2012, Iryna worked as a media coordinator at National Ecological Centre of Ukraine. Since 2016, Iryna has been studying at the University of Maryland (USA) obtaining Master’s degree in Community Planning.
3. Denys Tsutsaeyev, Greenpeace Greece
Denys coordinates work with volunteers and organizes public actions in Greenpeace Greece. At the same time for many years he advises and provides support to Ukrainian environmental groups on planning campaigns, public actions and awareness raising activities.
4. Huub Scheele, Both ENDS, the Netherlands
Specialist on Multilateral Financial Institutions and capacity building for civil society organizations
Eastern Europe holds a special place in Huub’s heart. In ’83 and ’84, he worked in the then Eastern bloc. At the time of the fall of the Soviet Union, he worked as a soil pollution expert for the Ministry of Environment in Estonia.
Huub joined Both ENDS in 1995. He mainly focuses on (the impact of) multilateral financial institutions in Eastern and Western Europe, such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is Both ENDS’ Teamleader Service Desk and within this team he is responsible for (new) partnerships in Eastern Europe.
Together with his Both ENDS colleagues, Huub intends to keep supporting Southern organisations in building their capacity for a long time. His academic background is environmental science.