Dirkje Jansen






Not for Profit


Sep 2019 – May 2022

My name is Dirkje Jansen, 37, mother of 2, and the Head of Programmes at Amref Flying Doctors, part of Amref Health Africa. Africa is on the rise and I enjoy being part of that development. With over 15 years of experience in developing and managing partnerships and complex programmes for social impact, we have come across amazing changes, and difficult challenges. If we really want to achieve the Global Goals by 2030, impact needs to be brought to scale and acceleration. Lets discuss the big ‘how to’ question.


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Posted by: on December 5, 2019

The James Taylor effect

I am stunned awake from my deep slumber by a duality of interruptions. The combination of a stream of blinding autumn sunlight percolating through the curtains and a raging debate on TV – which I would later recognize as the never-ending Brexit discourse – was fragmenting and distorting my sluggish mind. In a BoB – […]

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Posted by: on October 11, 2019

A rite of passage, she then said

It is a widely shared view that Oxford University is imbued with a rich history and traditions. And at last – on the Thursday of my first week – we became fully-fledged members of this century-old institution, by way of matriculation. It is something I did not expect to be honest. Having never been to […]

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Posted by: on September 30, 2019

Black cab: 3 days down the row

My first day in the city of Oxford is also my very first time at Oxford University where I am about to embark on a 21-month Executive MBA programme. Ranked impressively as the best university globally, Oxford University is the oldest global hub of knowledge. The university is a hive of knowledge activity. Today isn’t […]

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