Core Team

Finn Hansen

Finn Hansen has a degree in International Development Studies and Public Administration. He has more than 20 years of professional experience working on development issues. He is the co-founder of HN Consultants ApS. in 2001. Since 1998, Finn Hansen has carried out more than 100 short-term consultancies for Danida, the World Bank, the European Union, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Sida) and Danish NGOs in the areas of good governance, including human rights, anticorruption and decentralisation, among others.
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Caroline van der Sluys

Caroline van der Sluys has an extensive international experience in natural resources planning and environmental management. Her technical expertise focuses on the effective integrated management of natural resources at all levels. This includes experience in all aspects of environmental management, encompassing policy, institutional, and human resources issues. She is skilled in the development and application of tools such as environmental planning, environmental impact assessment, environmental management plans, and geographical information systems (GIS).
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Thomas Nielsen

Thomas Nielsen has 20 years of experience within the area of development planning and management, including positions with the United Nations Development Programme in Honduras and Danida in Central America and Bolivia. His latest longterm assignment (2009-2013) was as senior adviser for Danida’s regional environment program me in Central America. During the periods 1997-1999, 2003-2009 and again from 2013, he has worked as a consultant particularly with formulation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes in Latin America and in French-speaking West Africa.
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Vagn Berthelsen

Vagn Berthelsen has been the General Secretary of Oxfam Denmark (IBIS) for 21 years. He has worked with civil society, strategy and policy, organization and management. Also, he has worked with organizational development, human resource development, policy and strategy development, advocacy and campaigning at international level. He has been part of defining a number of overall strategies and policies linked to development policy in general and CSO policy in particular, both in Denmark and internationally. He has been centrally positioned in a number of national and international processes which has led to the formulation of development policy. He has practical field experience as country director for an INGO and holds a Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen.
His CV is available here: CV Vagn Berthelsen

INKA Consult

INKA Consult contributes to the development of people and organisations in Denmark as well as in developing countries. The company is specialised in development planning and evaluation in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Inka Consult consultancies encompass the building of institutional capacity and organisation development in the areas of environment, human rights & democracy, civil society, indigenous peoples, and education. The services range from formulation of sector programme support to reviews, evaluations and assignments as process consultant.
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Welvin Romero

Welvin Romero is an economist with more than 25 years of experience from development organisations. He is a specialist in analysis of the relationship between trade and poverty and has carried out several consultancies focused on public-private partnership, private sector programmes, strengthening of small and medium sized enterprises, and agricultural enterprises. Likewise, he has experience with institutional and organizational strengthening and has worked for governmental institutions, donors (DFID, UNDP, Switzerland, Germany) and Danish NGOs as well as for trade and peasant organisations. He holds a Nicaraguan nationality and has worked in several Latin American countries.
Welvin Romero can be contacted through HN (see HN contact details).

Peter Haag

Peter Haag has worked as an international development consultant for more than 20 years and in more than 30 countries. As a an educated judge completed with distinction, he has specialised in the formulation and review of programmes and projects, in particular in the area of good governance and support to the legal sector, as well as the environment and climate change adaptation. Clear and well-structured analysis of often complex realities, results-based management, and the facilitation of strategic processes form particular strengths of his work.
Peter Haag's CV is available.

Hans Petter Buvollen

For the past 25 years, Hans Petter has held management positions in Latin America and the Middle East for Swedish, Danish and Norwegian governmental and non-governmental development co-operation, and with the United Nations. He regards his key qualifications as an integral understanding of development processes and results-based management, especially in post conflict situations, human rights, governance and indigenous issues. Specific knowledge and wide experience with civil society and indigenous organizations and fomenting of participatory democracy in post conflict societies.
His CV is available here: CV Hans Petter Buvollen