Feasibility Study  Digitalisation  TVET in Kenya
GFA Consulting (September 2022 – February 2023)  

Team Lead Feasibility Study for KfW, AFD and the EU for digitalization in TVET in Kenya  (ICT infrastructure, digital transformation policy, digital skills building, digital content development of CBET curricula, system improvement). 

Technical Support to IFAD Malawi via the Digital Advisory Support Services
JengaLab/Digital Gateway/TechChange
(September 2022 – December 2022)  

Technical Support to IFAD Malawi via the Digital Advisory Support Services for Accelerated Rural Transformation (DAS) Program for ICT4D activities within IFAD-financed programs (Sustainability Plan, Landscape analysis digital agricultural ecosystem Malawi, Rural Finance innovation fund). 

Technical Assistance Partos IATI (February 2022 - February 2023)

Technical Assistance to Partos (a Dutch umbrella NGO) in the publication in IATI (International Aid Transparency Initiative, which provides an open data standard) of the Innovation Hub project for reporting to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Needs Assessment LegalTech: GIZ Enact Zambia GIZ / GFA Consulting (January 2022 – current) 

Needs Assessment for a digital legal case management system for legal NGO supported by GIZ EnACT project in Zambia. 

Digital maturity model for SMEs Ghana: VET Toolbox Ghana EU / GIZ / GFA Consulting (January 2022 – June 2022) 

Team Lead for VET Toolbox (EU / GIZ) in a the development and application of a digital maturity model for SMEs in Ghana for Northern Ghana Vocational and Technical Association (NGVTA). Developed an action plan for TVET sector to become more demand-driven regarding digital skills building.

Feasibility Study for Digital Governance (Pakistan): GFA Consulting (July 2021 – June 2022) for KfW 

TeamLead Feasibility Study for Digital Governance Project in Khyber Pakhtuntokhwa -The objective of the assignment is to provide a technical and financial overall feasible concept for the sustainable implementation of a digital governance project in KP to prepare the investment case for BMZ.

Digital 4 Development (Laos): LuxDev (March –May 2021) 

Responsible for the formulation of the Digital 4 Development component to support the Lao PDR Digital Transformation in the Luxembourg Indicative Cooperation Programme (LCP 5) in Lao PDR (TVET, e-Health, gender, digital inclusion, local development, e-government incl. hardware/software/skills).

Landscape Assessment of digitalisation in the agrcultural sector: IMC Worldwide for CCARDESA / WorldBank (March 2021 – February 2022) 

TeamLead Landscape Assessment of digitalisation in the agrcultural sector in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region in order to review and analyse the status of digitalization in the agriculture sector and related systems (policies, regulations, digital strategies, D4Ag solutions, D4Ag actors and D4Ag in curricula) of the SADC region and to propose appropriate means for establishing a digital networking platform for stakeholders in agricultural research and development, agriculture education and agriculture extension.

Rural Youth Employment Project (Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique): GIZ (December 2020 – December 2022) - Rural Youth Employment Project

Project advisor digitalisation for the country programmes of the Rural Youth Employment Programme in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique. Support the programme to develop a digital strategy and to identify, assess and mainstream the implementation of relevant digital tools for agriculture and food.

Evaluation of Technological platforms to strengthen public sector accountability and citizen engagement: The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Ecorys for DFATD) (January 2021 – January 2022) 

Evaluation of the program “Technological platforms to strengthen public sector accountability and citizen engagement” – role as digital expert in a multiple country context to evaluate the contribution of the different technologies in achieving results in citizen participation in decision making in 7 projects in 12 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Egypt, Guatemala Indonesia  Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua and Tunesia).

Digital Maturity Index VET Toolbox Cambodia: EU / GIZ / GFA (January 2021 – April 2021) 

Team leader in a VET Toolbox project to develop and apply a Digital Maturity Model for Cambodian SanjaMEs for the Youth Entrepreneurs Association Cambodia and GIZ in combination with an Action Plan how TVET institutes could address the demand for digital skills in SMEs. 


Policy advice on digital inclusion: Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands / Ecorys (August 2020 – October 2020)  

A study on digital inclusion as input for the Digital Agenda for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The assignment includes a landscape analysis of digital inclusion in policies globally and a review of stakeholders engaged in the advocacy for digital inclusion of women, their activities, and potential existing alliances 

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands (February 2020 – August 2020) external evaluation of the “Akvo Data to Decision programme” 

Performance evaluation of the data to decision programme of AKVO in the WASH and Agriculture sector (18 countries). D2D focuses on the development of the ‘data journey’ (Design, Capture, Understand and Act based on data) with for example programs in National Open Data Waterpoint Portals and Citizen engagement in Water Quality monitoring. 

Participate in an expert meeting Committee Development Cooperation (COS) January 2020

of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) with as topic an advise on ‘Youth Employment and Digitalisation in Sub-Sahara Africa’

 GIZ (August 2019 – January 2020) "Potentials of digitisation for (youth) employment promotion and training in the agricultural and food economy in rural areas of Africa" 

The assignment is to assess the potential of ICT for training and employment, especially for young people (with extra attention for girls) in the agricultural and food industries in Sub-Sahara Africa, and conduct an assessment of the local ecosystem  for the development new projects of GIZ in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi, Mauretania and Mozambique.

Partos (May-August 2019) – IATI Publication & training of Partos 

Martine prepared the publication for Partos of the IATI (International Aid Transparency Initiative, which provides an open data standard) reporting to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a training manual for Partos to conduct publications on their own. Martine provided training to key staff of Partos on IATI publishing and the value of Open Data.

 CTA (December 2018 – December 2019, EU-funded) – Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Data4Ag 

Martine is contracted to do the M&E of the Data4Ag programme in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland and Uganda.  The Data4Ag project is aimed at digital inclusion for rural families (especially women) through empowerment of farmers’ organisations to take the best advantage of data-driven services in a sustainable way, through supporting policy interventions at government level, through supporting on-line capacity building in open data for agriculture (GODAN) and through Pan-African farmer organisations. 

GFA / GIZ (January 2019 – August 2019) – Scoping mission and creation digital e-library 

Team Leader of scoping mission (January-February 2019) to determine the feasibility of a digital e-library with open content for teaching and learning materials for 150 technical and agricultural vocational schools in Ghana (Ghana Skills Initiative). After the feasibility mission the team was assigned (May-August 2019) to develop and implement a prototype digital library with competence-based learning materials.

 Landell-Mills, Performance Evaluation of the New Alliance Information and Communication Technologies Agriculture Extension Challenge Fund – September 2017 – May 2019 

TICT4D and Agriculture Expert in a Performance Evaluation conducted by Landell-Mills for of the New Alliance Information and Communication Technologies Agriculture Extension Challenge Fund (NA-ICT) funded by DFID, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and IFAD. This is a multi-country evaluation with a focus on gender inclusion in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania with a theory-based approach (Theory of Change and Value for Money analysis). Martine was responsible for the qualitative analysis of the ICT components, including content development and the analysis of cross-channel approaches in ICT-based extension, dissemination & communication strategies, financial sustainability, and business models. She was also responsible for the value for money analysis. 

Cadena, Funded by Nuffic/Niche - Strengthening the capacities of TVETA for enhancing the performance of the TVET education system in Kenya – September 2017 – Current 

Team Leader for the Participatory Design of the Registration, Accreditation and Licensing Portal of TVET institutions in Kenya (TVETA) and supervision / quality control of the development of the system by a local company. This project is part of a larger project "Strengthening the capacities of TVETA for enhancing the performance of the TVET education system in Kenya" by MDF (lead firm), Cadena, Hanze UAS, and the University of Eldoret.

GFA / KfW (January 2017 – February 2017, August-November 2018) – Track & Trace system TVET and School Management Information System (May – June 2019)

Team Leader of a Track & Trace system using web portal, mobile app and SMS gateway for 15 Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes, based on outcome indicators of a large program to improve performance and relevance for job market of 15 TVET centres. Martine was responsible for the design of the implementation plan (process, budget total cost of ownership, training and expertise needed to develop the track & trace system and the school management information system), she was also responsible for the supervising / quality assurance of the development of the track & trace system by a local company (change management). 

CTA (October 2016 – August 2017) Evaluation ICT4Ag Strategy

Final evaluation focusing on outcome and impact results of the CTA ICT4Ag Strategic Program (2010 – 2015) based on OECD DAC criteria and a revised Theory of Change of CTA’s Master Project No.3:Promoting the application of ICTs for agriculture and rural development policies and strategies and agricultural value chains development in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Martine was responsible for the evaluation several programme components: Web2.0 & Social media programme, Apps4Ag, Youth in Agriculture, social reporting, e-debates and building viable delivery models ICT4Ag Call for proposals through document reviews, interviews, surveys with beneficiaries. The report included concrete recommendations on how to take forward CTA’s interventions on ICT for Agriculture in the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2016-2020.   

Data4Development Associate (January 2016 – January 2017)

Collaboration with Data4Development, a Dutch organisation specialised in the collection, use and visualisation of data to create more aid transparency and accountability using the IATI data standard. Facilitation of IATI Readiness workshop Centre for Development Innovation Wageningen University, co-organiser IATI Learning Workshop, facilitation IATI workshop Dutch Relief Alliance, IATI implementation for Rutgers WPF and CNV International.

GIZ (April 2016- May 2016) - Participatory Content Development Process SMS / Voice message Rice farmers Ghana

Consultancy Assignment for GIZ to technical assistance and facilitation of the Content Development Process of SMS and Voice messages by FarmerLine for the Rice Value Chain (agro tips and nutrition) in Ghana as part of a larger program (CARI, implemented by TechnoServe, Supported by GIZ and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation