Rachel Nanema joined Trickle Up in 2014 as a Program Officer, before becoming Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. She is based in Trickle Up’s West Africa office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Rachel has work in Burkina Faso on various projects including rural development, gender and development, participatory management of natural resources, training and support and supervision of farmers' organizations, management of household food security, hydro-agricultural development, rural land management, training of community organizations and actors of rural development in the preparation of local plans of development. She has also worked rural micro-enterprise, social projection, savings groups, on planning, management, and evaluation of projects, participatory communication for development, socio-economic gender analysis, and planning, management, and evaluation of community projects.
With over 25 years of professional experience, Rachel is a rural development engineer who has worked in project management, monitoring and evaluation, gender and development, micro-finance and support and supervision of professional organizations. From 1995-2004, she was the Coordinator of the agriculture, agricultural credit, micro-enterprises, food security components with Plan International Burkina Faso. From 2004-2006 she worked as an independent consultant within the framework of various missions of studies, support-advice and capacity building. From 2006-2013 she was a Specialist in charge of gender issues and then Head of Regional Branch for Sustainable Rural Development Program.
Rachel earned her degree at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. She was honored as a medalist "Knight of the order of Burkinabè merit" in December 2012 by the Burkinabè government.