Wendelien Tuijp

Tuijp, Wendelien
+31 20 59 89079
student- & onderwijszaken ( international office )
Advisor Sustainable Land Management

Key qualifications/ field of expertise

  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Farmer Innovation
  • Rural Development

Summary of work experience

Wendelien Tuyp is working on international projects at VU University Amsterdam. She is a graduate in Communication Science, combining intercultural communication with expertise on sustainable land management in Sub Saharan Africa. Wendelien Tuyp is involved in a variety of activities in the areas of communication, natural resource management, rural development, farmer innovation and indigenous knowledge. Her experience includes the development, management and implementation of projects in an intercultural and multi-disciplinary setting. She is also involved in teaching, training and coordination of courses at Bachelor and Master level, supervision of students, and the development of teaching and training (audiovisual) materials. Wendelien combines practical field work, training and research within rural development projects.

Since 2010 she has been active as a team member/researcher in W4RA: “Web Alliance for Re-greening in Africa”; an interdisciplinary research programme on knowledge sharing for rural development  in West Africa.

Project / programme involvement



Environment and Development course


2015 Community Innovations in Africa: lessons from the field. UNEP (in progress)

2013       Use Case and Requirements Analysis in a Remote Rural Context in Mali. In: J. Doerr and A.L. Opdahl (Eds): REFSQ 2013, LNCS 7830, pp 331-346, Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Chris van Aart, Pieter De Leenheer, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Max Froumentin, Aman Grewal, Mary Allen, Amadou Tangara and Hans Akkermans

2012       Gestion durable des terres en Afrique subsaharienne – video et fiches d’information, FIDA – VU University Press, Amsterdam. William Critchley, Sabina Di Prima, Wendelien Tuyp

2012       Radio Marché: Distributed Voice- and Web Interfaced Market Information System under Rural conditions. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE’2012, Gdansk, Poland, 25-29. Victor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Anna Bon, Nana Baah Gyan, Chris van Aart, Christophe Guéret, Wendelien Tuyp, Stéphane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans

2011        The Web of Voices: how to connect 4.5 billion internet-less people to the Web: Outrageous Ideas, International Semantic Web Conference 2011 (ISWC 2011). Public award winning paper. 3rd Place. Chris van Aart, Anna Bon, Hans Akkermans, Victor de Boer, Stephane Boyera, Wendelien Tuyp, Nana Baah Gyan

2009         Alternative approaches for development of innovation on sustainable land management in Southern Africa. Paper for SADC regional Conference on SLM - Namibia. Maxwell Mudhara, William Critchley, Anne Waters-Bayer, Wendelien Tuyp