• Study of nutritional sciences at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn (1983-1989); Degree as Dipl.-Oecotroph
  • Postgraduate studies: Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences at the FU Berlin (1992-94)
  • PhD in Social and Cultural Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen (1999-2003); Graduated as Dr. rer. soc.
  • Long-term assignments in rural development projects in Peru and Haiti on behalf of GTZ and GOPA Consultants, 1990 to 1997
  • Freelance consultant, trainer and advisor in international development cooperation (since 1998)
  • Qualification as intercultural mediator, KOM-Berlin (2000-2002)
  • Partner at comit GmbH, Berlin (since 2006)
  • Memberships: Haiti Care e.V.; DeGEval; FIAN; Network of Development Policy Experts

Core Competencies:

  • Process-oriented, technical and methodological advice in food security, development-oriented relief and transitional aid, LRRD projects in conflict and post-conflict countries
  • Concept and strategy development, Community Development and rebuilding structures in reconstruction situations of fragile states
  • Results-oriented and conflict-sensitive planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Situational/needs assessments, poverty-relevant studies, project and program ex-ante evaluations, ex-post, interim and project evaluations, project reviews and progress reviews, Lessons Learnt Workshops
  • Professional training (e.g. food security, capacity development of local government administration), strategic planning and training in results-oriented monitoring

Working Languages:

  • German, English, French, Spanish

Regional Experience:

  • West Africa, Great Lakes Region, Latin America / Caribbean, Asia, Middle East

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