Senior policy advisor for the NGO Solidaridad
Boukje is senior policy advisor for the NGO Solidaridad and responsible for policy and advocacy related to the responsible gold mining and sourcing programs in Solidaridad’s regional expertise center Europe.
Solidaridad is an international civil society organisation founded in 1969. Its main objective is facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains. To date, Solidaridad’s Gold Programme has supported over 7,500 small-scale miners and 40,000 community members in eight countries, making it one of the largest programmes of its kind.
Boukje represents Solidaridad in various multi-stakeholder initiatives, public-private partnerships and roundtables. Boukje is currently co-chair of the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals, and an active member of Women’s Rights and Mining. She holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, where she specialized in supply chain management and operations research. Prior to joining Solidaridad, she worked for Philips on advancing supply chain sustainability in the electronics industry.