Irma Verhoeven is the Programme and Partnership Development Manager at the ECI Secretariat. Between 2008 and 2017, she worked as a teacher, coach, and education developer at Helicon College in The Netherlands; she specialized in human-nature relationships, sustainable development, teaching educational skills & communication, planning and organization.. Previously, she worked at World of Walas as project manager, co-founder and educational advisor with a special focus on International Projects on Sustainable Urban Development and Community Development. She also worked at Dudoc Vancouver, Canada; at Dolfinarium Harderwijk as a programme developer; and at Ivio Wereldschool developing educational materials for E-learning anddistant-coaching expat students. Irma is Dutch and is a high school science teacher by training.