At HAI, Mieke is the resident PME Manager. She tries to make PME as easy, fun and straightforward as possible to ensure accountability, the continuous relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of our work, and to provide learning and sharing opportunities.
Before joining HAI in 2017, Mieke worked as a Programme Coordinator in the field of Freedom of Religion or Belief and, prior to that, as a project coordinator in Myanmar. Over the course of several years she has managed various EU, MoFA and DFID programmes, has raised funds and has built expertise in the field of PME. She has worked and lived extensively in Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, India and Indonesia). She volunteers at Sexmatters where she assists with fundraising, including reviewing proposals, guiding pitches and facilitating the development of an organisational ToC.
Mieke holds a BA in TCS: Religion and Conflict Studies, and a MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights.