Annemarieke is a researcher at SEI since 2009 working on agricultural water management, monitoring and evaluation and participatory GIS.
She joined SEI from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York where she worked with Meg Huby, Piran White and Steve Cinderby on the project 'Social and environmental inequalities in rural areas of England'. For this she was mainly involved in GIS analysis and organizing and running focus groups on perceptions of injustice.
She has since worked with Steve and Jennie Barron on the IWMI project 'Agriculture Water Management Solutions' in Tanzania, Burkina Faso and India, undertaking baseline assessments and scenario analyses using Participatory GIS techniques. For the same project she looked at monitoring and evaluation of agricultural water management interventions. Currently she works on a CPWF project in the Volta and Limpopo Basins providing data for the Bayesian belief network tool that has the aim to inform out-scaling of successful AgWater interventions. Another project, CADWAGO, has just started and is looking at water governance challenges in Europe by learning from cases of transformative governance around the world.
Annemarieke also leads the development and implementation of the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication (PMEC) system across SEI together with nodes in each SEI centre. The system is in use since 2010 and is based on the theory of outcome mapping. It has made reporting on change within SEIs' boundary partners per project, within each centre and across the SEI themes more efficient.
Annemarieke has an MSc in Tropical Land Use, specialized in erosion, soil and water conservation and an MSc in GIS, both from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Her research interests are: sustainable rural development and natural resource management; information flows of projects and organisations; monitoring and evaluation systems of watershed management projects; and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in such a way that it facilitates learning.
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