Betteke de Gaay Fortman

Director, Karuna Foundation

About Betteke de Gaay Fortman

Since its inception in 2007, Betteke de Gaay Fortman is the director of Karuna Foundation and one of the key-persons in building a new organisation, and developing the vision and model. She has successfully led the process from pilot to an evidence-based model which is now in full scaling-up phase. Under her leadership the organisation in Nepal has grown into a strong local entrepreneurial organisation with sustainability and exit, self-reliance and empowerment of the poorest of the poor as core values.

She has been working in International Development the last 18 years.

She is a board member of the Plastic Soup Foundation and the Dutch Coalition for Disability and Development.

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