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Who I work with

Marieke is part of IRC's West Africa Regional Programme Team, in which she focusses mainly on Ghana. Ralated to this, she supports the Learning Alliances process for the SWITCH Project in Accra. Besides her work in West Africa, Marieke leads the MUS (multiple use services) sub-theme within the RiPPLE project in Ethiopia.

Background

After graduating as an Irrigation and Water Engineer from Wageningen University, Marieke joined IRC as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in 2003. Within the JPO programme, she was stationed with the NGO Forum in Bangladesh and with the TREND Group in Ghana. During both postings, she supported the host organisation in internal and sector wide knowledge management activities and in activities related to thematic areas within her field of interest (especially cost recovery and financing, scaling-up rural water supply, and localised IWRM).

Publications

Adank, M., 2006, Linking multiple use services and self supply principles, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Akanbang, B. and M. Mdank, 2005, Improving the quality and utilization of MDG monitoring data at national and sub-national level, Report of Workshop held on 24 February 2005, Accra, Ghana, Well, TREND Group, Kumasi, Ghana and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands

Biswas, S. and M. Adank, 2004, Cost sharing and financial management of community managed rural water supply in Bangladesh, 30th WEDC International Conference, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Languages

Dutch, English, French, Spanish