Anika works as a knowledge broker at the INCLUDE Secretariat as part of The Broker team. She holds a PhD from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Sciences Research (University of Amsterdam) and the African Studies Centre (University of Leiden).

She 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). Her area of expertise is inclusive development and human wellbeing, specifically of the most marginalised people. She has ample experience in conducting participatory research and working with local communities.