Anika Altaf

Dr Anika Altaf has over a decade of experience in the field of International Development with a strong focus on sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa) and South Asia (Bangladesh and Pakistan). She is trained as a Human Geographer and holds a PhD in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Her area of expertise is inclusive development and human wellbeing, specifically of the most marginalised people. She has ample experience in conducting participatory research, working with local communities and translating research into practice and policy.
Currently Anika is the Executive Director of INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies in Africa. The platform supports research, shares relevant knowledge with policy makers and practitioners and organises international policy dialogues on inclusive development themes both in the Netherlands and in African countries.
Keywords: inclusive development, extreme poverty, wellbeing, marginalised people, participatory research.