Much as I enjoy traveling in Africa and writing about it, I also enjoy talking about it. I give guest lectures and I am occasionally asked as a speaker, panelist or moderator during events related to Africa or doing business in emerging markets. Recent public appearances include: 


June 2019. Member of the Jury of the annual ID Leaks award, for the best and worst commercial made by NGO's

May 2019: Moderation of break-out sessions during EU-Ethiopia Business Forum 2019

January 2019: Guest speaker for the SIB and Prometheus students organisations at the University of Leiden

May 2019: Interview with film maker Thimaud de Driessen about this film 'From Ghetto to Parliament,' Movies that Matter Film Festival

November 2019: Guest lecturer at the University of Leiden, about journalism in Africa

November 2017: Lecture about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, preceding the film 'No place for a rebel,' Utrecht.

2014. Guest lecture about journalism in Africa. Hogeschool van Amsterdam. 

2014. Debate at De Balie, about Uganda's anti-gay legislation 


The better part of 2013 I was attached to South Sudanese newspaper The New Nation, as an editor and trainer. In this Belgian-funded project the aim was to create a high-quality newspaper in the world’s youngest nation. We did, until the outbreak of war in December 2013 disrupted activities.