Monday, June 17

Tino Wallaart is Head of Public Affairs at Natuurmonumenten. He used to be political advisor to the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Dr.Ronald Plasterk. Before, he worked as a political correspondent for ‘Vrij Nederland’, a Dutch opinion weekly. Between 2004-2007, he worked for the daily radio show ‘Met het oog op morgen’. He also worked in London as a guest reporter with the Financial Times. Besides, Wallaart is also one of the founders of De Partij van de Arbeid (The Dutch Party of Labour) youth’s association ‘Niet Nix’.

Jan Willem Dol is campaign coordinator at Amnesty International the Netherlands. Before joining Amnesty, he was coordinator of the Communications Department of Greenpeace Netherlands. During his seven years with Greenpeace, Jan Willem has been involved in public campaigns on saving the forests, climate change, ship breaking, genetic engineering and toxic chemicals. He studied political science and worked for Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie).

Sidney Mutueel is Senior Multicultural Policy Advisor at the National Expertise Centre on Diversity. Prior to this, he was a police officer at the Police Amsterdam-Amstelland. Mutueel has completed his study at the police academy.

Michael Zwart is a Police Inspector at the Dutch National Police in Amsterdam. His task is to improve diversity policy inside and outside the police force. Michael is specialized in Policing of multi-ethnic communities. Michael holds a bachelor of policing and a Master degree in Conflict management. He also did multiple studies at the Academy of International Conflict Management at the USIP (United States Institute of Peace) in Washington DC.

Rev Emmanuel koney
was born in Accra, Ghana where he had his formal education before relocating to the Netherlands in the mid 1980’s. A trained Pastor, Missionary, licensed Counselor and Minister of Religion, Pastor Koney was instrumental in several churches planting across Europe Mainland. He served as the National Coordinator of the Church of Pentecost in the Netherlands from 1990-1995, and moved to Belgium where he served in the capacity of the National Coordinator of the Church of Pentecost in Belgium the year 2000, Pastor Emmanuel Koney was led to found the Pentecost Revival Church International which he serve till date as the General Overseer. As a Kingdom minded leader with a passionate desire to see the unity of the body of Christ in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, Pastor Koney’s untiring effort culminated in his election as the Chairman of the Pentecostal Council of Churches in 2006, a position he occupies till date. Given his involvement in the migrant community and his desire to find solutions to some of the pressing problems of migrant, he was instrumental in introducing several initiative involving the migrant community and state institutions / organizations. One of such initiatives is the African Community-Police Dialogue Forum, which he has chaired since 2008 till date . Pastor Emmanuel Koney is a Conference Speaker, teacher, trainer and he is widely traveled.

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