Karin Wierenga graduated in Policy and Management in International Organisations from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1995. She has worked in different positions in the UK and Dutch local government on international relations and quality management. In 2010 she made a switch to the development and humanitarian sector. Karin works for ZOA, a Dutch non-governmental organisation that supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, working together with local partners and communities to rebuild their livelihoods. Karin was part of the coordination team of the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation, that implemented a 5 year multi-sectoral programme (WASH, education, community governance and health) in six fragile states in Africa. She has developed skills in facilitating training for country and partner staff on quality and accountability with the CHS (and HAP) in Jordan, South Sudan, Burundi, DRCongo, Uganda, Sudan and Sri Lanka. Karin works on policy development and review, promoting (training) tools and best practices in the area of accountability and gender. She speaks English, French and Dutch, and is very interested to learn a new skill as independent consultant: audit to the CHS and learn how organisations apply the CHS with an aim to improve the quality of their programmes and be accountable to beneficiaries.