Our Director Raymond Brandes works since early 2017 for SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) as the Global Programme Manager responsible for managing the Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) programme in Kenya and Vietnam. This 5-year programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) funding window and will advance women’s economic participation and self-reliance in Kenya and Vietnam by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship as a vehicle of change.

He provides strategic direction and dedicated technical and administrative, monitoring, evaluation, and learning guidance to the program and its partners at national and sub-national level. He further coordinates with program stakeholders the donor, including ministries, private sector, investors and partners, as well as the donor (the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He will ensure knowledge development products are designed and disseminated. Learn more here: http://www.snv.org/project/enhancing-opportunities-womens-enterprises-eowe

Our Development Connect Directors have both vast experiences in Gender, visit their LinkedIn profiles on the right hand side of the web portal.

Meeting with the women’s camel milk cooperative in Marsabit, Northern Kenya, for SNV’s Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme in April 2017

Meeting with the women’s goat trading cooperative in Isiolo, Northern Kenya, for SNV’s Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme in April 2017