Applied Research

I have maintained a flow of advisory functions and contract researches. Current engagements concern the development of a research centre for gender and development in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, the selection of the new Lobby and Advocacy partnerships of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the organisation of an international conference in Addis Ababa, and research on responses to sexual violence in Congo.

2020 -2023 Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse & Harassment: Making Aid Work Better for the People We Serve
2019 Advisory role to strengthen gender component of the ESAAP civil accountability programme of the International Rescue Committee in DRC, together with Adriaan Ferf
2018 International Ombuds for Humanitarian and Development Aid Scoping Study
2014 Member of the selection committee for the ‘lobby and advocacy call’ 2015-2020, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands, 2 months
2014 Partners for resilience
2014 Workshops and paper on ‘Dutch humanitarian aid, now and in the future’, preparation for Netherlands Humanitarian Summit, 2015
2014 Social side-effects of international attention to gender-based violence in DRC
2014 Academic writing, intensive training in Nepal to 5 international researchers belonging to the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, one week
2014 Qualitative methodology training, Center for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka, 1 day
2012 Research training in Sri Lanka to 20 international researchers belonging to the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 2 weeks
2008-2011 Service delivery in fragile states
2010 Linking relief to development in Haiti
2007-2009 Peer review on humanitarian aid
2009 Micro-finance after disaster in Sri Lanka
2007 Advisory trip opinion makers and journalists in Afghanistan with Dick Berlijn, Chief of Defence, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
2005-2007 Response to 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka
2005 Evaluation humanitarian assistance
2004 10 years Code of Conduct
2004 Beyond Conflict: Peacebuilding Practices in the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, DRC, Rwanda), contract research, Cordaid
2003 Training participatory research methodology, ZOA refugee care Nyamata, Rwanda
2003 10 years North Iraq programmes
2001 Gender and demobilization in Eritrea
2002 Evaluation of the Humanitarian aid programme of PSO Programma 1998-2001
2002 Accountability in humanitarian aid
1999 Villagisation in Rwanda