Jan LeysenProject Officer
As IPIS’ project officer for the DRC, Jan supports IPIS’ partners in the implementation of joint projects and advocacy work and collaborates closely with partners on a number of 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