Profile Nico Barning


As graduate from the Wageningen University and Research centre with an MSc in Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems I worked over 30 years for governmental and non-governmental organizations in Europe, Asia, (French and English speaking) Africa and Central America.

15 years living and working in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Bangladesh, India and Guatemala gave me a wealth of experiences and a warm and professional international network. These professional and personal experiences contributed to my skills as international consultant in over 50 short term (1- 4 weeks) missions to: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Benin, Morocco, China, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia and Guatemala.

Besides my consultancy work I started working in 2012 as Project Director International Development Projects at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Hanze UAS). The projects (mainly financed by Nuffic) varied from 1 - 4 years and were implemented to develop competency based curricula for higher educational and TVET institutions in Africa and Asia.

I also coordinated the Minor International Aid and Development, gave lectures and supervised graduation students. From May 2017 I continued full time at Hanze UAS as Head of Education at the International Business School. In February 2019 I stopped with this position to focus on international development cooperation again as trainer/consultant (following my heart).