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Helene was employed in May 2017 as a senior advisor to our international department. Helene has a lot of experience working with value chains and social entrepreneurship internationally and in Norway. She has spent a lot of time in African countries like Tanzania and South-Africa, but also worked in central America (Nicaragua). Where she worked with small scale farmers' access to the markets, cooperatives, women and equality, start up of social businesses, and varied educational programs within developmental studies and social entrepreneurship.
Helene has a bachelor's in developmental studies from the University of Oslo, master's in entrepreneurship and innovasion, and a PhD which includes focus on inclusive value chain development in small scale dairies in Tanzania and Nicaragua from NMBU.
I wanted to work a place where entrepreneurship and innovation is at the centre of obtaining social, environmental, and economical goals. Norges Vel's projects focus on developing and strengthening varied businesses, products and sustainable business models do exactly this by contributing to increased wages, new jobs, equality and a more future ready community.
I am happy to be part of working on ongoing and new projects. It is also a rewarding to work with open and kind colleagues who have a lot of competency and experience in working on different projects all over the world.