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Nadine Bergmann

Nadine Bergmann

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Kenya
YEP period 2021 - 2023, batch 24

YEP Role

Next to my role as a trainer and consultant, I will be specifically working as an online learning expert. In this role, I am focusing on (supporting) the design and development of online training/learning trajectories. Specifically, this entails:

-                 Assessing needs and opportunities for online learning services among existing projects and                              partners in East Africa

-                 Assessing opportunities to extend online services to other MDF clients for tailor-made learning                          trajectories

-                 Building the internal capacity of the MDF team in online learning

-                 Design of online learning content

-                 Technical development of online learning activities (e.g., through Articulate, Gomo)

-                 Provide online learning expertise to regional partners (e.g., TVETs and (agricultural) universities)                      in setting up their online learning environment and online courses

-                 Linking online learning design content on circular economy, gender and inclusiveness, and                                (environmental) sustainability

Skills

I am a curious and creative person with a critical eye who knows how to translate theory into practice. I like to combine these traits to facilitate learning among individuals and within organisations. I believe that when we learn from each other, our values, beliefs, and best practices, we can jointly come up with solutions to complex (development) problems. This is done by listening well, showing empathy, and remaining sensitive to people’s needs and backgrounds.

My expertise is:

  • Developing online learning with a diverse range of online tools, specifically within Learning Management System Moodle and Google Classroom, and e-learning development software Articulate, Gomo, and H5P
  • Training design and delivery (online and face-to-face)
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Monitoring and evaluation

 

Background

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education:
    - MSc Environmental Sciences (Wageningen University and Research) with a focus on environmental education and capacity building for sustainable development
    - MSc Environment and Resource Management (VU University Amsterdam) with a focus on ecosystem services and biodiversity
    - BSc Biomedical Sciences (Utrecht University)

Experience before YEP

Before YEP, I have worked as a trainer and consultant at MDF Training and Consultancy in the Netherlands. Within this role, I worked on various project and programme evaluations in the field of agriculture, gender and inclusivity, education, humanitarian innovation, and water. Besides, I developed and delivered online and face-to-face pieces of training on gender mainstreaming, project management, and monitoring and evaluation.  

Before joining MDF Training & Consultancy, I worked as a project assistant at iCRA, a non-profit, training organisation working on the inclusion of smallholder farmers in sustainable agribusiness in the Global South.

See LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadine-bergmann/) for more information. 

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Organisation: MDF Training & Consultancy B.V.
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