After a reclusive childhood in a small village in Friesland, The Netherlands, Agne-Henrik Strid developed from a timid boy into a wanderer in search of adventure and new experiences. The turning point came at age nineteen when he volunteered to serve as a UN peacekeeper in civil war-torn Bosnia. In the fifteen years that followed, he led a roving existence that took him to many places; From chicken farmer on a Kibbutz in Israel to Anthropological researcher in Tegucigalpa in Honduras, from humanitarian aid worker for the United Nations in the Guerrilla and Paramilitary controlled areas of Colombia to a pilgrim on the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Agne-Henrik has two Master titles: Disaster Studies, Wageningen University/Radboud University and Network for Humanitarian Assistance, University of Groningen/Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao. He speaks his languages; Frisian, Dutch, Spanish, English and German, loves to wander and walk long distances, and has a great fondness for Latin America where he lived and worked for seven years. He lives with his wife and their two young children in The Hague.
Felinto es de Mocoa, Colombia, y trabaja para las Naciones Unidas en Colombia. El ciclismo y la creación de grandes historias es su pasión.
“Para reconciliarme con el mundo y volver a creer que el ser humano tiene alguna posibilidad, me basta con mirar la sonrisa de un niño”
Felinto is from Mocoa, Colombia, and works for the United Nations in Colombia. Cycling and creating great stories is his passion.
“To reconcile myself with the world and to believe again that the human race has a chance, it is enough for me to look at the smile of a child.”