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Karin Rozendal-Grandjean

Karin Rozendal-Grandjean

YEP period 2020 - 2021, batch 20

Young Expert at ICCO Cooperation - Senegal

First position after YEP

Consultant Online Learning at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V., Netherlands

YEP Role

I work as a Learning & Knowledge Sharing Advisor for ICCO’s STARS programme (Strengthening African Rural Smallholders). STARS is a five-year (2017 – 2021) project in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. Through a market system development approach, the project focuses on improving access to finance and markets for more than 200,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Burkina Faso.


My role in the programme is to guide evaluations (internal and external), gather lessons learned, and encourage knowledge sharing via publications and other formats. In addition, I am closely involved in the development and implementation of a digital tool for financial institutions.



Project management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Facilitating learning, Advising on use and development of online (learning) tools. Languages: Dutch, English, French



Nationality: Dutch

  • MSc Youth, Education & Society - Utrecht University

  • Advanced Master International Development (AMID) - Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Post-bachelor on E-learning - Avans Den Bosch 

Experience before YEP

I worked for the Liliane Foundation, a Dutch NGO for disability inclusion in Africa, Asia and Latin-America. 

My tasks were:

  • set up of a global network of Partner Organisations: Liliane foundation INClusion network

  • project leader Voices for Inclusion project

  • developing blended learning course on advocacy for disability inclusion

  • design and implement an online learning and knowledge sharing platform

  • advising on best practice documentation and other publications

  • facilitation of trainings and reflection meetings

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Organisation: ICCO Cooperation
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