Kees Kingma

Kees Kingma

Associate Researcher

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Professional Career

Key expertise

Kees Kingma is a development economist and expert in post-conflict development, peacebuilding, reintegration and demilitarisation.  He has more than three decades of broad international experience—operational as well as analytical.  He is experienced as team leader in complex political and conflict-prone environments.

(Academic) education / CV:

Kees Kingma holds a Master degree (Drs) in Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Since mid-2010 Kees has been a consultant providing analysis, management and advisory services to international organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations. 

From 2003 to June 2010, he was Senior Social Development Specialist with the World Bank; from 2005 based in Kampala, Uganda.  Before joining the World Bank, he worked among others as Project Leader for Demobilisation and Peacebuilding at BICC (1994-2003) and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1987-93).

In 2018, Kees worked for several months as Senior Advisor at BICC helping to manage BICC’s team involved in several advisory and capacity-building projects in Africa, and aiding them to widen the scope of BICC’s advice.  In addition, he provided support in BICC’s general effort to strengthen the linkages between its research and its technical/policy advice and facilitation work.

Currently, Kees is member of BICC’s team providing support to the UN Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) in reviewing and revising the UN’s Integrated Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS).