Lambert Grijns
The NetherlandsAmbassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AIDS


Lambert Grijns

Lambert Grijns is the Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AIDS and Director of the Social Development Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He previously held the following positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inspector (2011-2012); Ambassador to Nicaragua (2008-2011); Deputy Head of Mission in Costa Rica (2005-2008); and Deputy Head of Mission in Rwanda (2001-2005). He also held positions in Vietnam and the Netherlands (from 1992 until 2001), among other locations.

Mr. Grijns has also worked as researcher at Delft University of Technology and UNESCO/IHE in the field of Integrated Water Management and International River Basin Administration. He studied Human Geography at the Free University of Amsterdam, and holds an MA in Spatial Planning from the University of Amsterdam.