Jeroen Kelderhuis (Netherlands)

Senior Diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jeroen Kelderhuis is a senior diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A Dutch national, he served over two decades across different geographical regions, including the Balkans, Middle East and Africa. He was also seconded to the Dutch parliament, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the African Development Bank’s Fragile States Unit. His expertise includes programming in fragile states, economic diplomacy and CSO mobilization. His last mission was as deputy Ambassador at the Dutch Embassy in South Sudan. Currently he is serving as head of the Civil Society and Education Division of the Ministry. His responsibilities include strategic partnerships with civil society, promoting civic space in the broader SDG agenda as well as supporting the implementation of the education portfolio. Jeroen holds an MA in International Relations and International Policy Studies, complemented with senior leadership training.