Emma Feenstra

Areas of expertise: Gender in Value Chains, Value Chain Analysis & Development, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL)
Office: Kenya

“It is my passion to support development practitioners to develop agricultural value chains that are inclusive and provide a fair benefit to women and men all along the chain. I aim to stimulate (young) people to amplify their skills and talents through learning, collaboration, and self-reflection.”

Emma is a development professional, who has gained most of her experience working in non-profit organizations as gender advisor and knowledge management (PMEL) specialist.  She is committed to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, and has produced and published several toolkits and learning materials on this topic. She is a facilitator in value chain development projects, and a trainer in the Gender in Value Chains training of F&S. She has an engaging working style, and with her enthusiasm and energy, she manages to bring people together for collaboration and impact.

Since 2020 she works for Fair & Sustainable in Nairobi, Kenya. She was previously Country Director of the F&S Kenya office. She holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights (Utrecht University), and an Advanced Master’s degree in International Development (Radboud University Nijmegen).

All areas of expertise

  • Value Chain Development
  • Gender in Value Chains
  • Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (PMEL)
  • Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship