Sun 26 March 2023

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: talk with Katie Minderhoud and Timmo Gaasbeek

After the screening of Paved Paradise, moderator Marieke Eyskoot will talk to guest speakers Timmo Gaasbeek (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Katie Minderhoud (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency). In the discussion we ask what the topics of the film will mean for agriculture in the global south and specifically in Africa. And how will that change our foreign policy? 

Language: English

This programme is a partnership between Movies that Matter and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Speakers and moderator

Timmo Gaasbeek works in the Inclusive Green Growth department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. One of his responsibilities is to lead mainstreaming of biodiversity in Dutch development cooperation. He has over 20 years of experience in policy development, project implementation and academic research, mostly in fragile and (post-)conflict areas in Asia and Africa.
Katie Minderhoud works at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency on integrated landscape management and biodiversity. Katie conducts research to deliver policy relevant scientific insights for Dutch development cooperation. For the past 12 years she worked as thematic expert and learning advisor at Solidaridad, an international NGO focused on sustainable agriculture and responsible trade.

Marieke Eyskoot is a sustainable lifestyle-expert, author, speaker and presenter. She has worked as a moderator for Dutch Design Week, ASN Bank, Stichting DOEN, Fairtrade International, various Ministries, Netflix and many others, and is one of the presenters of Dutch television programme BinnensteBuiten (InsideOut). Her modern guidebook This is a Good Guide – for a Sustainable Lifestyle is packed with practical and positive tips on fashion, beauty, food, home and travel, which make doing good fun and reachable.


Katie Minderhoud


Timmo Gaasbeek

Melody Lieftink

Marieke Eyskoot