Climate change and agriculture

November 2011 – July 2012, Germany
Development of a climate risk management methodology (MRO©lima). Provides support to people and organisations in identifying climate risks, analysing vulnerabilities and developing, planning and implementing viable solutions.

October – November 2012, Brazil
Training sessions (MRO©lima) for political and scientific institutions in the states of Acre, Amazonas and Pará in relation to climate risk management and the development of climate adaptation strategies for the agriculture and forestry production systems in the Amazonas region.

August 2012, Costa Rica and Guatemala
Training sessions (MRO©lima) for development and cooperation organisations, as well as actors from the science and private business sectors dealing with climate risk management in the Central American agriculture sector.

June 2010 – July 2012, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Adap2T project implemented by the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation and Comic Relief: development and implementation of a train-the-trainer concept regarding climate risk management and climate adaptation in the Ugandan, Tanzanian and Kenyan tea sector.

April – May 2011, Germany
Coffee&Climate Initiative by Gustav Paulig Ltd., Joh. Johannson Kaffe AS, Löfbergs Lila AB, Neumann Gruppe GmbH, Tchibo GmbH, Fondazione Giuseppe e Pericle Lavazza Onlus and GIZ: Publication of a study about coffee and climate change in the four pilot countries targeted by the initiative (Brazil, Guatemala, Tanzania and Vietnam).

January 2007 – March 2010, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Kenya, United Kingdom and Germany
AdapCC project Project, Cafédirect and GIZ: Design and management of a development partnership between the British fair-trade coffee dealer Cafédirect plc. and GIZ to develop and implement climate adaption and mitigation measures in the Latin American coffee sector and the East African tea sector – as GIZ employee.

Development partnerships between public and private actors

Since December 2010, Germany
Yearly reports on development partnerships and strategic alliances resulting from the program led by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

March – August 2012, Germany
Development of an informational brochure about GIZ’s key development partnerships in the program.

September – November 2012, Germany
Advise on the conception and planning of specific GIZ development partnerships.

Cooperation between public and private sector

May – September 2013, Germany
Development of quality and sustainability criteria for projects implemented by the German Food Partnership, as well as development of guidelines for the planning and implementation of the partnership project.

December 2012 – Mai 2013, Germany
Initiation and moderation of a partnership between four German development agencies and three German business associations to design a common pilot project for vocational training in the Philippines and in Mexico.

May – August 2013 – Germany and the Philippines
Validation and conception of a pilot scheme for vocational training, conducted as an expansion of a Philippine secondary education reform.

Honorary consultancies

since January 2013, Germany
Concept development, process monitoring and project implementation for Himbeerblau by kuko, a school promoting creativity in children and adolescents in Gießen and Frankfurt.

• June – November 2009, Germany and USA, Washington D.C.
Concept development and presentation of a project idea dealing with climate risk management for indigenous communities in the Peruvian rainforest. The project was submitted by Freundeskreis Indianerhilfe e.V. to the DevelopmentMarketplace 2009 Global Competition and selected among 4 000 entries to present the project at an international conference and participate in the final decision round at the World Bank.