Annabelle is located in Nairobi, where she supports Akvo’s East Africa partners in using Akvo tools and services for effective planning, monitoring and evaluation. In this role, she has supported partners like the African Development Bank, SNV, CSF South Sudan, ICRAF, and IUCN in transparent (IATI) reporting. Annabelle is part of the Young Expert Programme (YEP), a global network of Young Experts in the Water and Agrofood sector.
Before joining Akvo, Annabelle completed a master’s degree in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her interest in different cultures took her on an exchange to Hong Kong, where she studied Chinese languages for a semester. During her studies she founded De Focus, an online platform for students to share the results of their research with the wider public. Follow her @AnnabellePoel.