Jan LeysenProject Manager
Jan started as project manager at IPIS in May 2022. He oversees a portfolio of projects and supports project coordinators throughout the whole project life cycle.
As project officer for the DRC, Jan works on capacity building of partners and supports them in the implementation of joint projects.
Previously, Jan worked for 11.11.11 as a volunteer coach in the province of Antwerp. After that, he worked on capacity building projects for the Belgian NGOs Music Fund (instrument repair technicians) and Médecins sans Vacances (medical and technical hospital staff) in the DRC and the broader Great Lakes Region.
Jan studied African Languages and Cultures at the University of Ghent, Belgium and Swahili Literature at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.e-mail