Florence A. Andrew


Chairperson: Support Trust for African Development (STAD)formerly Sudanese Orphans Support ( SOST) and one of the founders of both Organizations (SSWAN & STAD) in the Netherlands.

Former Chairperson

Southern Sudanese Women Association in the Netherlands (SSWAN)

Professional Qualification

  1. MA  Development Studies majoring in Agricultural  and Rural  Development, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands
  2. BA in Organizational Management, Afhad University for Women (AUW) Omdurman, Sudan

Working Experience

I have worked in a number of places with my last paid job in Sudan as a teaching Assistant AUW;  held difference leadership positions in different  local and National Organizations; attended a number of conferences, workshops, seminars etc. at National, Regional and International  Level and have a diverse working experiences with Non-governmental Organizations  NGO) and Community Based Organizations (CBO).

Special Interests

  1. Humanitarian Development
  2. Diversity management
  3. Women empowerment/ Capacity building
  4. Ethnicity
  5. Migration and Development
  6. Peace and conflict resolution
  7. Management Leadership skills training



Bert Biemold


In 1987 I finished my PhD Social Geography at the University of Utrecht. Between 1987 and 2007 I travelled extensively through Africa, for instance through North and South Sudan. From 1996 until 2002 I volunteered as the Sudan coordinator for Amnesty International in The Netherlands. Besides that, I have been working on and off as a tour guide in East Africa for Sawadee Reizen and I have been living in Nairobi between 2003 and 2005. From 2004 I volunteered for SOST (now STAD) as the project officer and later as the secretary. From 1994 I am working in The Netherlands as a social worker for the mentally handicapped. In June 2012 I finished my bachelor for Social Work in The Hague University of Applied Sciences




Dedi Bullen Gaga

Financial Secretary

Professional Qualification

Diploma in bookkeeping  -Commercial school, Khartoum

Working Experience

  • From 1987 – 1999 worked as a security officer at the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Khartoum Sudan
  • From 2001 to date worked and still works in different sectors in the Netherlands.
  • I held different leadership roles, attended and participated in different pieces of training and workshops, seminars etc.