Cornelis Adriaan (Kees) Leendertse holds an MA in social sciences from the University of Utrecht. He specialized in rural and economic development issues, with special focus on aquatic resources.
After graduation, Kees had several teaching assignments at the University of Utrecht. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988 to assess development project proposals on their effectivity and efficiency. In 1990, Kees started work on a UNDP/FAO project for development planning and management of the Great Lakes in Eastern Africa. From 1992 to 1996, Kees worked with FAOs Fisheries Department at its headquarters in Rome, mainly on the formulation of integrated coastal zone and inland water bodies management strategies.
In 1996, Kees joined WL|Delft Hydraulics. He was ad-interim coordinator of a water resources planning project in Egypt and contributed to the development of a manual for environmental project development. He worked on the conceptualization of economic, social and institutional aspects of integrated water resources management. From 1998, Kees continued to work as an independent consultant on projects related to resources management and knowledge transfer on relevant subjects. In 2002 he joined Cap-Net as human resources development specialist.
Kees has contributed to international forums and published several position papers on social, economic and institutional aspects of water resources management.
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