Jan Willem did the Master International Land and Water Management at Wageningen University, where he graduated in 2011.
Jan Willem Agterkamp studied Civil Engineering in Arnhem and worked in different places for several years. He worked on the development of Vinex-areas for an engineering agency and worked with street children in South-Africa for six months. He eventually decided to deepen his knowledge and started the Master International Land and Water Management at Wageningen University, where he graduated in 2011. Jan Willem eventually ended up at an engineering agency and worked on the Noord-Zuidlijn in Amsterdam; where he was responsible for monitoring the buildings next to the drill site.Wageningen’s international atmosphere inspired Jan Willem to find work overseas. Jan Willem is currently working as a volunteer in Mozambique, where he is responsible for the coordination of the build of healthcare centres and water wells in the Zambezi province. He is fortunate enough to be able to pursue his great passion, international land and water management, here as well, and has used his knowledge to design irrigation systems for an NGO. Jan Willem is happy that he was able to make this step:
“The work that I do right now allows me to make a difference in the lives of many people. During the build, many people are learning a new trade. And once the healthcare centre is gone into service, it will ensure that less people will become sick, there will be more safe childbirths and it will also ensure that more vaccines are being distributed.”