Lindsay Goossens is co-founder of the Green Growth Suriname Foundation, and acts as secretary on the board.
Lindsay has an academic background in both management and communications. She holds a master’s degree in information and communications sciences from the Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands). She furthered her academic knowledge with Ph.D. courses in value framing, a bio-psychosocial systems concept and multi-stakeholder analysis.
Next to this, Lindsay has 13 years of experience in the field of marketing and communications, of whom more than 10 years in Suriname, working with extensive target groups from business leaders to government, from implementing public campaigns to specific communication exercises in indigenous and tribal communities. She has experience in designing communication plans for environmental related processes in Suriname, resulting in the execution of campaigns for the national REDD+ program, the SSCC project (now called TWTIS) in the South of Suriname and the kick-off of the Gold Sector Reform in the small-scale mining areas in Suriname. She has worked as a team member on several community development projects and participatory engagement processes in Suriname and was acknowledged as Communication Person of the Year in 2019 by the Centre for Communications and PR in Suriname.