Sylvia Borren

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Biographical Information

"Sylvia Borren is co-chair of the Worldconnectors and, among other functions, co-chair of GCAP (the Global Call to Action against Poverty) and its Dutch chapter EEN, member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) for the Dutch government and former Executive Director of Oxfam Novib." [1]

Professional background

  • Project leader of Quality Educators for All, a project of Education International labor union and Oxfam Novib (2008-present)
  • Executive Director of Oxfam Novib (1999–2008)
  • Director of the Project Department of Oxfam Novib (1994–1999)
  • Trainer and organisational consultant at the foundation "De Beuk" (1985–1994)
  • Local government, Haarlem, set up of programs for physical and mental health education in schools (1980–1985)

Other activities

  • Chair of IWC (International Women`s Committee for a just and sustainable peace in Israel and Palestine) (2008)
  • Co-founder of the New Dialogue (a Dutch platform of civil society organisations) and the Dutch Social Forum (NSF)
  • Board member COC, International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) and founder of International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS) (1980 - 1990)
  • Member of the National Government Advisory Body on Youth Policy (1984–1992)
  • Member of the board of governors of one of the largest mental health services in The Netherlands (1995–2004)

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Sylvia Borren, worldconnectors, accessed October 31, 2011.