Marianne combines 20+ years’ experience working on the humanitarian – development nexus in conflict and in fragile environments with commitment to team work, a practical hands-on approach and excellent negotiating and peace building skills. She specializes in developing, implementing or guiding governance processes that bring together communities with traditional leadership, civil society and (local) governments to improve service delivery, strengthen peaceful coexistence, cooperation, and community and institutional resilience. Through her longstanding involvement in displacement and return and reintegration stages of forced migration she is also specialized in addressing social, economic and legal reintegration issues and access to services and rights. Marianne has worked as director, programme manager, technical advisor and team leader on programmes funded by i.a. EU, ECHO, WorldBank, GiZ, USAID, UN, NORAD, DANIDA, SIDA, CIDA and the Netherlands’ Government. She has worked with VNG International, mainly in Sudan and South Sudan, since 2009.