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: 


December 2021. Guest lecture at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), minor journalism

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.