Annelies Hickendorff is a Programme Officer focusing on the Foundation’s projects related to more effective multilateralism. She has 15+ years’ experience in project management, communications and research with various non-governmental and international organisations. Hickendorff has worked in the peace and development nexus at the community, national and regional level, ranging from supporting grassroots civil society organisations in sub-Saharan Africa to assisting various United Nations agencies and peace operations in Cameroon, Mali and Senegal. Her most recent assignment has been with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) as part of the West Africa and Sahel Programme, researching local security perceptions in the Sahel. Hickendorff holds a master’s in African Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Bradford, England and a master’s in modern Dutch Literature from the University of Leiden, Netherlands.