About Me

I believe in building capacity of people to help them ‘do it themselves’. Promoting business development in an inclusive way empowers people in the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ to make their own choices. René has been educated as primary school teacher, with Montessori specialisation and later on also as international development researcher.

I work as a trainer & consultant for MDF Training & Consultancy's West African Regional Office, based in Accra Ghana. MDF WA hosts the IBA Hub Ghana and I coordinate its activities.  

Job Title

Trainer - Consultant  


MDF West Africa  




Adjiringanor, Madina, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Years of Experience


  • Product Development
  • Market research and customer insights
  • Partnerships
  • Organisational Development
  • Impact measurement
Sector Focus
  • Water and sanitation
  • Food and nutrition
  • Agriculture and aquaculture
  • Waste
My Track Record

The IBA Hub Ghana hosts programmes like EnterWASH and the Inclusive Agribusiness Centre to stimulate development through business. We also apply IBA toolkits in stimluting innovation in food processing in a project with BoPInc, Ho Technical University and JKUAT Kenya, connecting research&development with a (labour) market based approach to improve relevance of education. In addition, we support a tech start up called CowTribe in Northern Ghana to build their innovative app to connect rural livestock farmers with veterinary services.  

My Skills

Specialisations: - Teaching, Training and Facilitation - Results-based Monitoring & Evaluation - Inclusive Business Development - E-learning / Blended Learning