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Carmen Kurvers

Carmen Kurvers

Young Expert at CINOP B.V. - Iraq
YEP period 2021 - 2022, batch 23

YEP Role

I work for CINOP as a consultant in technical vocational education and training (TVET) in Iraq. I work on projects that aim to strengthen quality (agricultural) education in order to bridge the gap between what is learned in school and the skills that are demanded in the labor market. Through this, we strive to combat youth unemployment rates. In strengthening the capacity of formal vocational training centers, my primary focus is on topics of inclusive education, curriculum development, and the training of teachers in competency-based education. CINOP aims to kick-start its regional representation in the MENA region, for which I build a business case and acquire new projects.



  • Inclusive education (with a focus on gender equality and education for refugees)
  • Curriculum development
  • Internships/apprenticeships and on-the-job learning trajectories
  • Pedagogical skills and (online) teaching techniques
  • Competency-based education and 21st Century Skills


  • Workshop development and facilitation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Building partnerships


  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education:
    - Advanced Master in International Development (AMID programme), Radboud University, 2019 – 2020
    - MSc. International Development Studies, Radboud University, 2015-2016
    - BSc. Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Radboud University, 2011 - 2015

Experience before YEP

2018 – 2019        
Intern Value Chain Analysis Latin America at ProFound

2014 – 2018
Country coordinator Nepal, Togo, Peru at Global Exploration

2014 – 2015
Intern M&E at Context International Cooperation

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Organisation: CINOP B.V.
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