Our work has started a shift; where legal arguments previously ended conversations, now our partners in Ghana call themselves ‘pocket lawyers’ and engage more confidently in discussions to make stronger forest laws.

Jozef Weyns

Law and Policy Advisor, Climate and Forests

Jozef Weyns joined the London office in September 2012. He moved to our Brussels office in November 2016.

Jozef spent three years in Burundi working with the Belgian Development Agency on a seed value chain programme. He has experience of law reform processes in Africa, as well as agriculture, development and conservation issues, and has previously worked for the European Parliament on environmental advocacy.

Jozef is Belgian; he holds a masters degree in law and speaks Dutch, French, English, German, and Spanish. He will be focusing on our natural resources and forests projects in Ghana.

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