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Marjan Duursma

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Enterprise development and business support services
  • Entrepreneurship development and training
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development programs
  • Rural (micro-) finance

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Grew MFIs in Africa through investment decisions as member of funder’s credit committee (Hivos-Triodos Fund) as well as design and roll-out of new, performance based grant product (for Hivos).

Built up the Association of Microfinance Insitutions in Uganda with fully-funded business plan, institutional strenghtening and new products and services, by serving as their TA for 3 years.

Introduced competency-based entrepreneurship training in 120 Vocational Training Centres in Tanzania as local project manager for 8 years.

Built capacity of rural SACCOs in Tanzania through training and evaluation of networks.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Zeist, The Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Indonesia

LANGUAGES:

English, Dutch, Swahili (moderate)

EDUCATION:

Master’s Degree, International Relations & Development Economics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Development is teamwork. It’s about people. I believe that as consultants, our role and strength is to build bridges, to close gaps. We bring in practical, hands-on experience and out-of-the-box thinking. We chart out ways forward and create new solutions for our clients. Solutions that make this world a better, and juster, place.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Marjan Duursma
Title: Senior Consultant, Inclusive Finance
Email: mduursma@encludesolutions.com