I am a development sociologist interested in the dynamics between European and Sub Sahara African entrepreneurial partnerships. My natural interest lies within the methodological approach and implementation of development initiatives. I proactively try to understand the positioning of ‘the other’: where they come from, what moves them and what means ‘progressing forward’ in their dictionary. This encompasses all facets in life. In ‘trust based’ societies it is an acknowledgement, contextual understanding and mutual recognition that makes international cooperatives powerful. Here my rather playful and creative style of work comes of use.