Mr. Jelte van Wieren currently operates as Director of the Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid Department at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He graduated from the University of Groningen with a Masters degree in English and International Relations. Prior to his current position, Mr. Van Wieren worked for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on the linkages between security and the environment. Thereafter, he pursued a career as diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, holding various positions. His postings abroad include South Africa and Kenya. At home his responsibilities included Management Advisor, Co-ordinator Security and Development and Head of Good Governance. From 2010 until 2012, Mr. Van Wieren was a member of the International Board of EITI, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, representing the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the European
Commission. He was a member of the World Humanitarian Summit Task Team on Innovation, created to shape the innovation agenda in preparation for the Summit in May 2016. He is currently member of the Advisory Group of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Advisory Board of Interpeace. Mr. Van Wieren is married and has two children.
Jelte van Wieren will participate in the World Justice Forum working session What Will it Take to Bring Social Impact Investing to the Justice Sector?