Baud Schoenmaeckers

Drs Baudouin (Baud) G. Schoenmaeckers studied political science, followed by communication sciences. He wrote his final thesis about the search for the (im)possibilities of African press freedom. After his studies, he worked in climate communication. He translates scientific research on causes, consequences and possibilities of adaptation to climate change in the direction of politics, policy and society. Since 1996, he has been an entrepreneur in this field and since 2017, his work in Africa has increased. He helps the Université Africaine de Science Technique et Médicale (UASTM) in Niamey, Niger to further professionalise and together they set up an incubator. He has worked on an incubator with the University of Applied Science Rotterdam and with the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) in Zimbabwe as well. The objective was to help young people become agripreneurs. He is currently working with the Dutch government on an agriculture and entrepreneurship project in Niger abd has set up a platform for children and teachers in French-speaking Africa (www.petitpouss.fr). There are now teams in Niamey (Niger) and Lomé (Togo). Later this year, he hopes to start in N'Djamena (Chad) as well.

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