Mandy Koenraads will coordinate the collaboration on research, policy, and practice between LDE GMD and the Municipality of The Hague.
Mandy has recently started as coordinator of the Scriptiewerkplaats Den Haag Zuid-West. This is a collaboration with the Municipality of The Hague, LDE GMD, and Master students. Through this alliance with the Municipality of The Hague, LDE GMD contributes to creating societal impact by evidence-based policymaking and provides students the opportunity to do fieldwork in The Hague.
Mandy Koenraads has completed a postgraduate MSc (Research) in International Development Studies (with a specialization in Peacebuilding and Education) at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to her Master’s degree in research, she completed an undergraduate BSc (Honours) in Public Administration from the University of Leiden. Throughout her academic career, she followed an exchange programme in South Africa and has conducted independent research in Sri Lanka. After working in the field of education for 2.5 years, she starts as the coordinator Scriptiewerkplaats Den Haag Zuid-West to develop this crossover initiative between research, policy, and practice. Mandy will be based at University Leiden, Campus the Hague, FGGA in close collaboration with ISS the Hague.