Young Expert at Beyond Beans - Ghana
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19
As Project Manager Monitoring and Evaluation for the Beyond Beans Foundation, I am responsible for monitoring and evaluation efforts in support of our sustainability projects and certification trajectories in the cocoa supply chain. I execute and upscale project Monitoring & Evaluation activities in close cooperation with our partners and farmer cooperatives. My focus is on Ghana, where I am building and leading a field and office team in data collection and analysis, but I also support project implementation in other West African countries where Beyond Beans is active.
My work revolves mainly around the digitalization of our M&E activities. This includes, among others, piloting and upscaling of innovative digital data collection and monitoring tools across the supply chain in West Africa, including geospatial data; designing, piloting, and upscaling of different data collection schemes; and, development/revision of analytical tools. Furthermore, I am responsible for the development of digital cocoa traceability and digital payment programs in Ghana, in close collaboration with our local partners and farmer cooperatives.
Project, process, and team management
Design & systems thinking
Critical and analytical thinking
- BSc Forest and Nature Conservation, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Minor: Communication. Thesis: Rent-seeking in forest and nature conservation
- MSc Forest and Nature Conservation – Policy and Management, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Minor: Finance & Environmental Economics. Thesis: The effect of the discussion on land grabbing on investment decision making in Sustainable Forest Management
Experience before YEP
- 2014 - 2018: Triodos Bank - Portfolio Administrator for renewable energy and microfinance funds, and subsequently, Portfolio and Risk manager of renewable energy projects
- 2018 – 2019: International Labour Organization (ILO) & Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO): research and discussion reports on the state of the work in the forestry sector, worldwide and in the UNECE region
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