Sylvia Kimpe

Governance & Civil Society Advisor
Sylvia Kimpe

Sylvia Kimpe joined Helvetas in 2018 as Governance and Civil Society Advisor. She has worked in international development cooperation since 2002 after graduating from a MA in Political Science (Belgium) and obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Public International Law (the Netherlands). In 2008 she obtained a second MA in Public Policy and Management (France). Throughout her career, Sylvia has held senior management and -advisor positions in bilateral and multilateral donor organizations and as the coordinator of a CSO network. She has experience in providing advisory services in the fields of the enabling environment for civic participation, democratic governance, public administration, decentralization, local governance and development through a territorial approach. As a manager, e.g. Resident Representative a.i. and as Deputy, she has focused on change management, strategy development, knowledge management as well as human and financial resource management. Sylvia has international working experience in Africa and Asia and is now based in Switzerland