Tanja Lubbers is the regional director for Hivos in Southern Africa (office in Zimbabwe) since 2013. She has 25 years’ experience in international cooperation, communication for social change and social innovation. Tanja Lubbers started her career with VPRO, one of the leading public broadcasters in The Netherlands. Her job as an editor for foreign affairs brought her to The Balkans where she produced a tv series for VPRO, before she decided to make a move to international cooperation as the country representative for Pax in Macedonia. After moving back to The Netherlands she set up Oxfam Novib's Popular Campaigning department which she headed for five years. She led a tv channel in The Netherlands on sustainability before she joined Hivos.