Senior Policy Advocacy Officer
Luiza joined ADEPT in September 2019 as Senior Policy Advocacy Officer.
She is in charge of maintaining the knowledge and understanding of migration issues up-to-date, conducting research and consultations with ADDOs on relevant policies in order to produce position papers, statements and policy analysis from an African diaspora’s perspective. She is facilitating the contribution of ADEPT and ADDOs as speakers and presenters at various policy and development forums around the world, but also simplifying the creation of news partnerships between ADEPT and various organisations.
Luiza is a Capverdian-Dutch who has more than 15 years of experience in the field of development and business. She is a board member of the National Institute of Dutch Slavery Past and Heritage (NiNsee) and a former politician in the Netherlands. Prior to ADEPT, Luiza was a consultant at Rabobank Nederland and in international cooperation.
Luiza obtained two degrees in Advanced Business English International and Practical Operational Manager.