Dominique Weerts holds a degree in journalism. He began his career as a communications director for a company specializing in automatic identification. He then joined the midst of nonprofit organizations in restructuring the sector of youth organizations in Rwanda, Burundi and Haiti. Back in Europe, he was appointed to the Ministry of International Relations of the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Wallonia Federation. Here he worked to finalize the cooperation agreements between the two regional entities and their partners in many Caribbean countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He then worked as the Executive Director of Network Coordination Francophone Belgian NGOs for Development (NCCD). He later joined the Office of the President of a French political party where he was responsible for issues related to asylum, migration, international relations and cooperation. He also acted as political secretary in the Belgian Senate.


Dominique is currently an expert for the International Association of Francophone Mayors and supports the Policy Support Committee for Africa and the Caribbean (CAPAC-University of Liège). In his current role, he has conducted several missions to support decentralization and monitoring electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.