Mathijs is a child psychologist with twenty years of programme and project management experience in the Dutch and international context.
Besides management, he has vast experience in:
- developing and delivering training (in, amongst others, child and youth development and life skills for adolescents)
- doing action research
- carrying out needs assessments and evaluations
- developing policy advice.
He has worked for children and youth in the Netherlands, Kosovo, Sudan, Bulgaria, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel/Palestine, Eritrea, Cyprus, Liberia, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Georgia.
Mathijs is director of ICDI since 1 September 2007