2SCALE team


Supervisory Team

Rob leads IFDC operations in ten countries, covering over 20 projects including 2SCALE. He has more than 25 years experience in project management (mainly sub-Saharan Africa), research (cropping systems, soil fertility, climate change), and development of new business.

Rob Groot

Director, North & West Africa Division

Richard leads an international center with operations in over 20 countries, focusing on strengthening capacity for innovation in agri-food systems.

Richard Hawkins

Director ICRA

In addition a member of the supervisory team, Henk is the program manager of the BoP pilots.

Henk van Duijn

Director BoPInc


Arno oversees the 2SCALE program, both in West and East and Southern Africa.

Arno Maatman

Chief of Party

Niek van Dijk

BoP Marketing Coordinator

Toon leads the project’s capacity strengthening component.

Toon Defoer

Program Management

Raphael leads 2SCALE activities in North and West Africa.

Raphael Vogelsperger

Regional Agribusiness Coordinator

Peter leads agribusiness development in East Africa.

Peter Kirimi

Regional Agribusiness Coordinator

Capacity Strengthening

Julia coordinates training activities in four countries in East Africa.

Julia Ekong

Capacity Strengthening Coordinator, East

SPSS Ltd., NIgeria

Gbenga Idowu


CIDEV, Benin

Dieu-Donné Konnon


OSCD, Nigeria

Ruben Yerima


3AS Agri Solutions, Ghana

Rowland Aggor


3AS Agri Solutions, Ghana

Benjamin Atidjah


François coordinates training programs in West Africa.

François Dossouhoui

Capacity Strengthening Coordinator

Marie-Jo helps design and support 2SCALE training activities.

Marie-Jo Dugué

Senior Trainer, ICRA

URP-AL, Benin

Bernard Dedjelenou


Irene Njogu

Capacity Strengthening Coordinator

Information Management

Ans is responsible for the editing of the capacity strengthening learning modules.

Ans Brom

Text Editor

Mahamane leads the project’s communications activities in Mali and other countries in West Africa.

Mahamane El Hadji Toure

Communications Officer

Ajay leads the project’s publishing and communications work in East and Southern Africa.

Ajay Varadachary

Regional Communications Officer

Patrice Annequin

MIS Specialist, Ghana

Jacqueline Ndambuki

Regional MIS Specialist, Kenya

Project Admin and Support

Bernice helps administer project grants and contracts in West Africa.

Bernice Arthur

Bilingual Secretary and Grant Management

Pien Hogenbirk

Admin and FInance Officer


Andenet Mengesha

National Admin and Finance Officer

Francoise Lema-Sayi

Grants Manager, Benin and Mali

Eugenia Ayagiba

Grants Manager, Ghana

Fatimata works with 2SCALE staff in seven West African countries and in the USA to monitor project expenditures and ensure they are in compliance with work plans and budget lines.

Fatimata Dipama

Regional Project Administrator

Leah monitors budgets and financial flows.

Leah Charana

Project Accountant

Celia Zavala

Admin & Finance Officer, Mozambique

Frauzia Pereira

Admin & Finance Officer, Mozambique

Moses Mubiru

Accounts Assistant

Moses Kibuuka

Accounts Asst, Uganda

Reuben Omanyala

Accounts Asst, Kenya

Bernardin Gatete

Grants Manager, Ghana

Kennedy Onyango

Regional Grants Manager