YEP period 2018 - 2019, batch 14
AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network organisation in the agri-food sector that is present in 12 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and headquartered in The Netherlands. As a network with a mission to making agribusiness work for development, we strive to promote collaboration between private sector, government agencies, knowledge institutes, development partners and farmer organisations.
Our network building activities are the basis for our network approach. They are really focused on building our membership base (marketing of the network), creating a collaborative culture and trust between diverse stakeholders, organising sharing and exchange of information and lessons learned, leading to more efficient cooperation and synergy between (Dutch) members.
My task will therefore be to gather best practices for our general network building activities from the country networks; examining what strategies exist in different countries to market the AgriProFocus; what works and what doesn’t? I will distinguish between online and offline network building activities. I will then develop a plan on how to present these best practices and think of way of how to integrate these in the daily work of all network colleagues.
- Group facilitation and training
- Social media
- Knowledge management
- Video editing
Education: MA degree in Social Transformation, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Tangaza College; Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, concentration in Diplomacy and Peace and Conflict Studies, United States International University - Africa
Experience before YEP
- Marketing and Communications Facilitator, AgriProFocus
- Media and Communications Officer, Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative, Nairobi
- Communications Assistant, Oxfam HECA regional office
- Communications Intern, Regional Learning and Advocacy Program (REGLAP), a consortium project working on disaster risk reduction in the Horn of Africa