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A stakeholder engagement consultancy working in complex environments, dedicated to building inclusive sustainable development. 

Social Side Up

Social Side Up is passionate about participatory project/plan development, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and social inclusion.

Social Side Up engages on water & sanitation; urban & area development, and climate adaptation issues. And helps deliver positive and sustainable change through meaningful involvement of multiple stakeholders including vulnerable groups.

Social Side Up works with a variety of (local) government organisations, companies, and research institutes on stakeholder engagement, social impact advisory, and process management. Social Side Up concentrates on projects in The Netherlands, Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia. 

About me

Sanne Vermeulen (1978) is a social scientist from Free University (VU) Amsterdam. She has over 16 years’ experience as an expert in complex process and stakeholder management in urban development, climate adaptation and water & sanitation projects.


“Sanne’s innovative research & analyses, and strategies helped the executive director’s office to make and execute better decisions on stakeholder engagement. Her well-managed consultations were effectively boosting joint actions, and financial & in-kind contributions. Sanne is a committed, results-oriented, and highly socially skilled person.”

BERT DIPHOORN, FORMER DIRECTOR OF UN-HABITAT AND FORMER VICE-CHAIR OF UN-WATER 

Social Side Up

Van Boshuizenstraat 423
1082AR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
CoC 77396022

Do you have a question? Please get in touch!

sanne@socialsideup.com
+31 (0) 6 48411021