Jens Dyring Christensen
Jens is the senior enterprise development specialist at the Decent Work Team (DWT) in the ILO Pretoria office from where he heads up the ILO’s sustainable enterprise development portfolio in Eastern and Southern Africa. For the past 17 years Jens has supported enterprise development in more than 30 countries. Prior to moving to South Africa Jens was based in Indonesia, Switzerland, Tanzania and Vietnam managing enterprise development programmes, which focussed on the creation of more and better jobs through the promotion of entrepreneurship culture; improving business environments; capacity development of business development services providers; women’s and youth entrepreneurship development, social enterprise development, value chain development and green jobs. Jens has a post graduate degree in development economics and is an Open Space facilitator and accredited master trainer of entrepreneurship education and business management training programs.