Ernestien Jensema (1971) is a social anthropologist who has been working as a researcher and project coordinator with the Drugs & Democracy Programme of TNI since 2008. She focuses on issues related to the UN drug control system and the Drugs and Democracy Programme’s Asia project.
Prior to her work at TNI she was senior policy analyst at the Senlis Council a think-tank on global drug policy, development and security issues which she joined at its establishment in 2002.
In 2001 and 2002 she held the position of policy officer at the Division of Police and Judicial Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 1996 Ernestien received a Masters Degree in Social Anthropology of Non-Western Societies from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam after completion of a thesis on the role of influential women in two rural villages in the Western Province of Zambia