Dr. Silke Stöber

Responsibilities at the SLE

SLE RESEARCH: Researcher, research coordinator and project leader of climate change adaptation projects, Indonesia: climate-resilient agriculture investigation and innovation project and Kenya: HORTINLEA sub-project 8: Climate change and ecological sustainability.

 

Career profile

PhD in agricultural economics with a regional specialisation in Asia. Over 20 years' experience in development and research at various institutions, including Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), CARE International, Helvetas, German Welthungerhilfe, Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband (German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation), GIZ, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Consultant and trainer in rural development, food security, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, gender, vulnerability analysis, adaptation to climate change, communication, leadership and conflict resolution, participatory research, evaluation of programmes and projects.

Short Curriculum Vitae
Since 2014

 

Research coordinator, SLE, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 

Since 2002

 

Freelance consultant and trainer in development cooperation, for various NGOs (DWHH, Helvetas, CARE, DGRV) and GIZ
 

2010 - 2013

 

Coach and programme coordinator for remote ethnic groups programme, CARE International, Laos
 

2010

 

Researcher, BMBF climate change adaptation project INKA-BB (KLIMZUG), Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
 

2010 PhD in agriculture (Prof. Nagel), action research on village development, village movements and civic engagement in remote rural areas of Brandenburg
 
2003 - 2009

 

Research Fellow, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute for Agricultural Economics, rural extension and communication department: PhD thesis: Communication and cooperation of villages for sustainable development of rural areas
 

2000 - 2001

 

Capacity Building and Training Advisor, United Nations World Food Programme, Vientiane, Laos
 

1998 - 1999

 

Programme coordinator for rural development, German Development Service (DED), Laos
 

1995 - 1997

 

General Agricultural Advisor in Lao-German Rural Development Project, Bokeo Province, Laos (GTZ, IFAD)
 

1994

 

Participant of postgraduate study programme at SLE

 

1992 - 1993

 

Business consultant, KMP Business Consultancy, Kiel
 

1985 - 1992

 

Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel; Dipl. Ing. agr. Agricultural Economy
 


 
Consultancy, training and research projects
  • Evaluations: Evaluation of Rural Income through Sustainable Energy (Helvetas), Assessment of the Implementation of Lao Extension Approach - Lessons learned (Helvetas), Promotion of Cooperative Self-Help groups in Asia 2012-2014 Sub-project Laos (DGRV).
  • Research proposals / studies: EU proposals: Forest Governance for a civil society consortium, Food security in Tajikistan, University partnership with West Siberia; other projects: Food security and management of natural resources, nutritional agriculture in South-East Asia, climate change adaptation strategy Laos, action research on living villages in Brandenburg.
  • Training: Leadership training for garment factory managers from Sri Lanka and Thailand, Laos; team building and conflict-management workshops, GIZ Laos, facilitation of GIZ staff meetings, Postgraduate courses at Humboldt Universität: Participatory research and data collection methods, participatory rural innovation and knowledge systems, communication and cooperation, socio-economics of rural development.
  • Management: Disaster risk management Training Needs Assessment Afghanistan, interim management of emergency aid project WFP, food security project CARE Laos.
Selected Publications

Humboldt SLE1132 Web sRGB original Silke

Contact: silke.stoeber[at]agrar.hu-berlin.de
Phone: 030 2093-46882

 

Languages:
Germany
English
Lao
French

 

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