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Marjolijn Hekelaar

Marjolijn Hekelaar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

Young Expert at Beyond Beans - Ghana

First position after YEP

Sustainability Representative Ghana at Cocoanect, Ghana

YEP Role

Sustainability Representative Ghana: Supervising programs and developing the M&E framework in order to measure and increase the impact of Cocoanect’s sustainability activities, together with local partner the Louis Bolk Institute / Agro Eco.  


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  • Knowledge management
  • Evidence-based policy making
  • Governance & development 

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance of the University of Amsterdam, BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences of Maastricht University


Experience before YEP

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organization: governance data management for a USAID funded rural sanitation program in Rwanda & program development for urban water supply services at HO in The Hague.
  • Impact Centre Erasmus University Rotterdam: action research projects for NGOs (Simavi, MaxFoundation, Wash Alliance International) and corporate philanthropy initiatives (G-Star Foundation).
  • Netherlands Embassy in Zimbabwe: internship in political and economic affairs. 
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