I strongly believe in the capacity of people to shape their lives, individually and collectively, on the basis of personal choices. I believe in the capacity of people to determine and shape their own development. Together with local organisations, citizen initiatives and socially responsible companies, who contributes to a free, fair and sustainable world. A world in which citizens, both women and men, have equal access to resources and opportunities for development and can participate equally in decision-making processes that determine their lives.
I believe in creativity and capacity of people. Quality, cooperation and innovation in new technology that can address the youth employment problem and increases agriculture productivity for food security and enhanced income for our entrepreneurial farmers.
Sustainable development for everybody hinges on access to resources, markets, information, knowledge and political power is key in economic development of our society. This requires far-reaching changes in the balance of power which cannot be achieved through development cooperation alone; it requires the efforts of all actors involved.