Carmen Hagenaars has served as Deputy Director, Inclusive Green Growth in the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign affairs since November 2017. Her role is focused on the inclusive and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.
Carmen has spent 18 years working in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, including in the Africa and Multilateral departments. She has also worked at the EU Permanent Representation in Brussels as Head of Development Cooperation and International Trade. Before that, she was seconded as a political advisor to the EU Special Representative for the Sahel, as well as working at the Netherlands Embassy in Dakar.