Rutger van Oudenhoven
Senior Programme Manager
Rutger has a master’s degree in cultural anthropology with a specialization in development studies.
In his professional work he aims to convince people that any development should take into account the well being of children and youth, as they form the core of our investment in the future.
Projects focus on a range of topics, including promotion of foster care, institution reform, life skills education, early childhood development, and researching new phenomena and problems that children of today face.
As senior programme manager at ICDI, Rutger is currently responsible for several long term projects in Belarus, Nepal, Pakistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Rutger also assists in most of the other projects that ICDI does in various parts of the world, and has work experience in Central America, Western Europe, the Balkans and Japan.
AS A CHILD
Rutger was a happy child, who loved the world. He was passionate about nature, sport, history, different people and cultures, and spending time with friends and family. For him, the best way to stay happy was to keep exploring. As an adult, he still feels that way and he is grateful that his work at ICDI and with ICDI's partners helps him doing that!