Bauke van der Veldt
Bauke van der Veldt MSc is a consultant at the Amsterdam office of Technopolis Group. His focus areas are climate change policy, green economy, and international development. He is trained in research methods such as desk research, interviews, survey design, workshops, and impact assessments.
Before joining Technopolis, Bauke worked in the public sector in various governmental bodies. His focus on both the provincial and municipal level was on climate change and reducing emissions within the mobility sector. His work with the municipality included implementing environmental zones, regional cooperation and setting up pilots together with private sector stakeholders. In addition, Bauke worked on various projects promoting innovation and introducing change management. As a project coordinator he was involved in setting up a project in Ghana with the aim to use waste products to provide electricity for rural communities not connected to an electrical grid.
At the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked on broadening and deepening diplomatic ties with West-Africa countries. Additionally, he was involved in evaluating climate policy of a number of West African countries. Lastly, he spent time in Seneca Lake, New York, where he helped organize a grass roots movement of public and business interests aimed at protecting the local biodiversity and quality of water.
Bauke obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Groningen, here he focused on international relations and international politics. In addition, he obtained a minor in conflict studies from the State University of Geneseo, New York. After completion of the bachelor’s degree Bauke continued his studies of International Relations and Politics at the University of Leiden. The focus of this master’s degree was on international development and conflict resolution.
Born in the Northeast of the Netherlands, Bauke is fluent in Dutch and has a good understanding of Frisian. In addition, he is fluent in English and has a basic level of both German and French.