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The Next Economy


1%Club, a do good crowdfunding platform.

The 1%Club is build to help people to contribute one percent of their time, money or skills to make the world a tiny bit better. All together, this makes a huge impact.

Since 2008, more than 3 million euro has been crowdfunded through the 1%Club platform, kick-starting 1600 initiatives in almost 100 countries. All these ideas together, big or small, form 1%Club


The Next Economy empowers youth in Nigeria, Mali, Somaliland and Somalia to unleash their talents, build their confidence and hone the skills they need for a successful career in a job or as an entrepreneur.


To accommodate the diverse ambitious of young people entering the labour market, together with seven local partners. Thijs was launching programme manager of The Next Economy for 11 months.


  • Managed relations with 7 executing partners in Mali, Somalia and Nigeria

  • Designed and facilitated training sessions on entrepreneurship and crowdfunding

  • Managed 3 social media managers in Mali, Somalia and Nigeria

  • Facilitated 1 international conference in Abuja, Nigeria

  • Facilitated 4 crowdfunding boot camps in Mali, Somalia and Nigeria

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