Anne is a rural sociologist with a background in farming systems research with thirteen years of experience in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D). She loves working at the interface of social and agricultural issues with farmers and other stakeholders, on topics such as sustainable agricultural intensification, inclusive scaling of agricultural innovations, climate smart agriculture and food systems transformation. Gender equality and women's empowerment are key themes in Anne's work. Anne started with Bioversity International in Uganda in 2011 working in the banana commodity team with projects across the East-African region. Since 2018, she is based in The Netherlands. Currently she's part of the lever on Multifunctional Landscapes. She leads the gender and social inclusion theme and research in the CGIAR initiatives on Low-Emission Food Systems and AgroEcology. In the Agroecology initative she also co-leads workpackage 5 on 'Agency and Behavior Change'. She further leads research in workpackage 1.1 of the inittiave on Gender Equality; studying gender norms in relation to women's economic resilience in the context of climate crisis. Anne is grant manager and founder of the CGIAR Community of Practice on Gender Transformative Research Methodologies (CoP-GTRM) which aims to strenghten capacity on Gender Transformative Research within the CGIAR. She co-developed 'GenderUp' a conversational method which supports responsible scaling of agricultural innovations.
Anne worked and lived in three African countries (Mali, Niger and Uganda) for a decade, and has working experience in many more African countries. She is fluent in English, Dutch and French.