Supporting people to learn from their work has always been a key driver for me. From a young age, I wanted to assist others in their learning processes. Since then, I’ve been honing my skills to teach and facilitate in a fun and engaging way.
In my work, I design and conduct evaluations, provide training in different evaluation methods and facilitate participatory group processes. I have broad experience working on social issues, such as migration, capacity strengthening, women’s rights and youth participation in different contexts across the world. My strength is meeting organisations where they are at and making them feel capable of taking the next step towards learning and innovation. Former clients report that they experience my support to be motivating, applicable, lighthearted and patient. I used my experience to co-develop the narrative research tool Sprockler and support others to gain insight into what is going on through using the tool.
As an anthropologist, I am curious to hear new stories. To learn about more stories, I speak different languages. I am currently in the process of learning Arabic.
I have been part of Perspectivity since 2014.
Examples of what I do
Research and surveys often collect experiences, stories and data. But what do you give back to the people you surveyed? By involving participants in interpreting the results, you get a better view of what is going on.
What is the connection between storytelling and the complexity of social systems? People tell stories to make sense of the world around them. Sprockler helps you to collect stories and discover emerging patterns in the described complexity. The first two modules of the training focus on the 5 process steps of Sprockler, the basic principles, the different types of questions and the options for collecting and sharing results. In the next modules you learn to work with the process and the tool.
The shelter and guidance of people who are undocumented in Amsterdam has been a wicked problem for years. The municipal council wanted to create an implementation plan for better shelter and guidance in 2018. It asked Perspectivity to design and facilitate sessions with all the involved parties. Goal of these sessions: to arrive at a widely supported implementation plan through co-creation.
The NGO Human Security Collective (HSC) implemented two youth leadership programmes in Tunisia and the Netherlands. The goal is to strengthen the capacities of youth leaders to contribute to resilience and human security in their communities. HSC asked Perspectivity to design and conduct the monitoring and evaluation of the programmes’ progress and outcomes.
The Prevention up Front (PuF) Alliance is a five-year joint programme (2016-2020) between the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) that is implemented in strategic...
In 2017, Y Care International and YMCA Togo launched a project called ‘Inspiring the new generation of entrepreneurs in Togo’. The project aims to contribute to improve the living conditions of vulnerable youth in three slums of Lomé, namely Katanga, Gbétsogbé and...