Bart Weetjens

Ashoka Fellow
Tanzania
Fellow Since 2006
APOPO
This description of Bart Weetjens's work was prepared when Bart Weetjens was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Introduction
Landmines continue to destroy millions of lives years after. Bart Weetjens has trained Giant Pouched Rats to effectively detect explosives in minute amounts, as well as tuberculosis.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

Updates

When Mozambique declared itself free of known minefields in 2015, Bart left APOPO to deepen his meditation practice and explore its relation to social change. He currently lives in Belgium and is working on The Wellbeing Project (http://www.wellbeing-project.org/).

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