The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) would like to extend a warm welcome to their newest team member, Frédérique van Randwijck, who joined the team 1 October 2022 to serve as a Relationship Manager. Together with DCNA’s Fundraising Committee, local partners and stakeholders, she will develop strategic plans to raise funds for nature conservation in the Dutch Caribbean.
Frédérique brings a wealth of experience to the team. For many years, she served as a policy advisor at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands Fire Service) and the Ministry of Justice (Juvenile Institutions and Juvenile Protection). In addition to her work at the Ministry, in 2007 she started and ran a beach club in Scheveningen.
Passion for Conservation
In 2016, Frédérique started a new career as an account and fundraiser manager for the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). It was here her passion for conservation, wildlife and nature deepened. This eventually led to her accepting an international position with WWF Zambia, where she lived and worked in Lusaka as a fundraiser advisor from 2021-2022.
This is not Frédérique’ s first introduction to DCNA, in fact, she has served as a board member for DCNA for the past two years. Fortuitous timing aligned DCNA’s need for an extra Relationship Manager with Frederique’s desire for a new adventure.
“I am eager to dive deeper into this beautiful part of the world and am looking forward to working together with partners, stakeholders and colleagues to secure its beauty for present and future generations.” stated Frederique
Frédérique will work closely with DCNA’s other Relationship Manager Maartje de Jonge.
The DCNA is a non-profit organization created to protect the natural environment and to promote sustainable management of natural resources, both on land and in the water, on the six Dutch Caribbean islands. DCNA’s mission is to safeguard nature in the Dutch Caribbean by helping and assisting the Protected Area Management Organizations. By creating an united voice, helping to secure sustainable sources of funding, sharing resources, skills and experience and promoting educational outreach and public awareness, DCNA is able to strengthen the network and support nature conservation initiatives throughout the Dutch Caribbean.
DCNA is excited to welcome Frédérique and is looking forward to the wealth of knowledge she brings to the team.