Ama van Dantzig

Ama van Dantzig spends her time building bridges between seemingly different worlds, between Africa and Europe. She weaves together diverse realities and perspectives in search of better responses and coping strategies.

She facilitates and moderates conversations between various groups such as policy makers, entrepreneurs, artists, philosophers, scientists and activists. She believes these will help us address the problems in our systems that create some of the greatest challenges of our time e.g the climate crisis, themes around inclusion, equality and leadership.

With over a decade of experience in sustainability, social innovation, collaboration and creativity she plays a lead role in numerous international initiatives such as  being the lead facilitator for the UNDP forest dialogues in Ivory Coast and Liberia, Leading BuZz Women to scale up on the African continent to support women to empower themselves, lead facilitator for the Obama Foundation for their Leaders: Africa program and lead moderator of the flagship Amujae program of the  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and development. 

Next to these roles, Ama plays an advisory roles on various committees and commissions including for the Stimuleringsfonds for the creative industries, the Prince Claus fund and as a board member of Nature College and the Church of Climate Change.