Making policies work

Jeske van Seters

  • Private sector engagement for sustainable development in Africa
  • Trade and aid for trade
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Eu development cooperation
  • Policy coherence for sustainable development
  • Regional integration

Biography

Jeske van Seters is Associate Director, Sustainable African economies and climate action cluster and a member of the ECDPM management team.

Her current work activities relate mainly to public-private dialogue and cooperation, responsible business conduct in regional and global value chains and financial instruments for private sector development.

Previously, she was Deputy Head of ECDPM’s Food Security Programme (2012-2016) and Policy Officer Development Policy and International Relations (2008-2011). Jeske conducts policy-oriented research, provides independent advice and facilitates dialogue. She engages with a broad range of actors, including policy-makers and development practitioners in Europe and Africa, as well as private sector and civil society representatives.

Prior to joining ECDPM in 2008, Jeske worked for UNDP in Djibouti, the Directorate General Development of the European Commission in Brussels, CDR-ULA in Costa Rica and SEO Economic Research in Amsterdam. Jeske holds Masters Diplomas in Development Economics from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne.

External publications and contributions

    Sustainable fashion cannot stop at the EU border

    Commentaries | Published on 04-04-2022

    Supporting circularity in South Africa-EU food trade

    Commentaries | Published on 15-03-2021

    EU trade policy for sustainable food systems

    Publications | Published on 16-10-2020

    Sustainable fashion cannot stop at the EU border

    Commentaries | Published on 04-04-2022

    Supporting circularity in South Africa-EU food trade

    Commentaries | Published on 15-03-2021

    EU competition law and sustainability coming together

    Commentaries | Published on 17-12-2018

    Industrialising Africa one nut at a time

    Commentaries | Published on 22-11-2018

    Jeske van Seters

    Associate Director, Sustainable African economies and climate action

    Nationality

    Dutch

    Languages

    English, Dutch, French

    Contact

    • +31 (0)43 350 29 12
    • jvs@ecdpm.org

    Location

    Maastricht office

    Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 21

    6211 HE Maastricht