Ama van Dantzig

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 07

Ama van Dantzig
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Amsterdam

I was referred to THNK by Lynn Zebeda.



A creative mastermind, I divide my time between Accra and Amsterdam - building bridges between seemingly opposite worlds. With vast experience on the ground in many African countries and communities, I believe in the ability of people to generate ingenious solutions for the challenges of our time. Variety is the spice of life, which is why I continue to find energy in the novel and the innovative.

As co -founder of Dr. Monk, I work with game changers, pioneers and visionaries to create a brave new world. One that is fair, green, connected and filled with promise. On one end of Dr. Monk’s spectrum of work are big in-depth research projects –  in Europe, Africa and South America – and on the other end (media) concepts that activate a broad audience. With headquarters in Amsterdam and Accra, Dr. Monk gains from socio-cultural cross-pollination.


I have an academic background in International Development Studies. Prior to setting up Dr. Monk, I worked for the National Commission for Sustainable and International Development (NCDO), where I worked to raise awareness on international development issues. I was also a representative of the Dutch Gender platform at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and moved to Ghana as a socio-cultural entrepreneur working with civil society in building various movements.