Inge Baaijens

Areas of expertise: Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Program Management
Office: Ethiopia

“I believe that employment and entrepreneurship give people the freedom to be independent and earn a better living for themselves and their family. I very much like to work and collaborate with organisations and entrepreneurs that are open-minded and prepared to critically assess their own organization, business operations, and/or entrepreneurial behaviour, so that they will improve in doing business and in providing services to entrepreneurs. I like to share my experience with people from different (cultural) backgrounds in various work-related situations.”

Inge is a results-oriented cultural anthropologist (MSc.), economist (BSc.) and teacher-trainer Spanish (BSc., teaching credential), with more than 30 years of working experience in an international and intercultural context, as a trainer and consultant in Europe and developing countries. She provides job creation & entrepreneurship services to business development organisations, as well as to entrepreneurs. She is currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Throughout her career Inge has gained extensive experience in designing and managing projects in the area of enterprise development, and start-ups for youth and women. She has developed capacity building programmes offering tailormade business creation programmes, including training through innovative and blended learning methodologies.

Her expertise includes the training and mentoring of MSMEs in different phases of development, from ideation to scaling up. In addition, she has designed and (co)managed several entrepreneurship education programmes in TVET, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

All areas of expertise

  • Youth employment & entrepreneurship
  • MSME development
  • Skills gap and needs assessments (TVET)
  • Programme development and management
  • Curriculum development | Development of (online) learning materials
  • Studies & Assessment