DR. SUSANNE NEUBERT

Responsibilities at the SLE

Directorship and strategic development of the SLE in education, training, research and consultancy. Securing and supervising SLE overseas projects.

Career profile

PhD in agricultural economics and ecology with a regional specialisation in Africa. Long experience as researcher at various institutions, including Gesamthochschule Kassel, Berlin Social Science Center, German Development Institute (DIE).

Research and teaching in: Rural and agricultural development, water resource management, adaptation to climate change, evaluation and impact analysis of development policy.

Short Curriculum Vitae
Since 2012 Director, Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin
 
2009-2011 Evaluation, team leadership, consultancy (impact analyses of the Competitive African Cotton Initiative, COMPACI). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG; German investment and development association)
 
1997-2009
 
Senior researcher, German Development Institute (1997-2001 Sub-Saharan Africa department, 2001-2005 Middle East and North Africa department, since 2005 Environment policy and resource management department)
 
1994-1997 PhD thesis, Faculty of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, Agricultural policy department (Prof. Kirschke). Topic: Economics of poverty in Chad's cotton region, Dr. rer agr.
 
1994–1996 Research stay in Chad: Independent researcher, Humboldt University Berlin
 
1990–1993 Berlin Social Science Center (WZB): Estimating the impact of green genetic technologies, BMFT
 
1989–1990 Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund (sfs): Estimating the impact of green biotechnology, BMELV
 
1986–1989 Gesamthochschule Kassel / Hamburg environment agency: Scientific supervision for the nature-based water treatment plant for landfill waste water at 'Havighorster Moor'
 
1986 Engineering degree (MSc) in environmental protection, Faculty of ecochemistry / Hamburg environment agency. Topic: Nature-based waste water treatment
 
1985 Visayan State College of Agriculture in Leyte, Philippines: Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Topic: Tropical pasture farming
 
1984 Gesamthochschule Kassel: Engineering degree (BSc) in international agriculture
Responsibilities in Consultancy, training, education  and research
  • Responsible for SLE courses, especially on development policy.
  • Project leader, sub-projects SP 8 'Climate Change and Ecological Sustainability of Horticultural Value Chains' and SP 13 'Transferring research results into policies and practice', German-Kenyan research project HORTINLEA.
  • Impact analyses of COMPACI in Zambia, Benin, Malawi, with various African partner institutions, work on 'conservation agriculture', DEG/NORC/AbTF, 2014-2017.
  • Project leader, sub-projects SP 8 'Climate Change and Ecological Sustainability of Horticultural Value Chains' and SP 13 'Transferring research results into policies and practice', German-Kenyan research project HORTINLEA
  • Project leader, didactics advisory project: Institut Rurale Politechnique (GTZ) in Mali.
  • Impact analyses of COMPACI in Zambia, Benin, Malawi, with various African partner institutions, work on 'conservation agriculture', DEG/NORC/AbTF, 2009-2011.
  • Carrying out three DIE projects (Länderarbeitsgruppen, LAG) in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Zambia on rural development and resource management, 2001, 2006, 2011.
  • Head of training for 43rd cohort of trainees, DIE Bonn, 2007.
  • Evaluations / impact analyses, BMZ/GTZ/KfW/NGO/DEZA.
  • Development and wide application of a new method for participatory impact analysis of programmes and projects, (MAPP)/DIE.
  • Project leader in four research and consultancy projects on: Climate change and development in Africa (2008-2009), virtual water trading (2006-2007), cross-border water resource management (2003-2005), water and poverty (2002), DIE, funded by the BMZ.
  • Project leader, EU project “Splash” “: Transferring Reserach Results into Policies and Practise, DIE Bonn.
  • Teacher in 'sustainable development' distance learning programme, Kaiserslautern.
  • Member of spokesperson team for working group on development policy for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation (DeGEval, German Society for Evaluation).
  • Member of the central department on development aid, MISEREOR, Aachen.
 
Selected recent publications
  • Neubert, Dr. S. / Mack, D. / Roxin, H. (2014): Vom Methodenstreit zum Methodenmix - Chronologie und Stand der Entwicklungsevaluierung in Deutschland (From Method Debates to Method Mixing - Chronology of Evaluation in Development Co-operation). In: Böttcher, W. / Kerlen, Ch. / Maats, P. / Schwab, O. (eds.): Evaluation in Deutschland und Österreich, Waxmann, Münster - N.Y., pp. 61-73.
  • Neubert, Dr. S. (2013): Participatory impact assessment of farmer productivity programmes in Africa 183. In: Hoffmann, J. / Chambers, R. (2013): Who counts? The power of participatory statistics, Practical Action Publishing, S. 183-197.
  • Neubert, Dr. S. (2012): Internationale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Wandel. In: Fiege, Dr. K. / Rauch, Prof. Dr. T. (Hrsg.): Entwicklungszusammenarbeit gestalten: Inhalte und Methoden für ein erfolgreiches Wirken in einem komplexen Berufsfeld. SLE-Publikationsreihe - S. 248, Berlin, S. 10-34.
  • Neubert, Dr. S. / Kömm, M. / Krumsiek, A. / Schulte, A. / Tatge, N. / Zeppenfeld, L. (2011): Agricultural Development in a Changing Climate in Zambia – Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Economic Shocks in Crop Production. DIE Study 57, Bonn, 200 S.
  • Neubert, Dr. S. / Faust, J. (Hrsg.) (2010): Wirksamere Entwicklungspolitik - Befunde, Reformen, Instrumente - Reihe Entwicklungstheorie und Entwicklungspolitik, Band 8, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 434 S.
  • Neubert, Dr. S. (mit Scheumann, W. / Kipping, M.) (2008) (Hrsg.): Water Politics, Policies and Development Cooperation: Local Powerplay and Global Governance, Springer, Geosciences, 416 S.
  • Neubert, Dr. S. (mit Horlemann, L.) (2007 und 2014): Virtual Water Trade: A Realistic Concept for Resolving the Water Crises. DIE Study 25, Bonn, 128 S. In German, English and Persian.


Complete publications: View list in pdf format

Susanne web

Contact: susanne.neubert[at]agrar.hu-berlin.de
Phone: 030 2093 46893
Mobil: 0177 7123698


Languages:

German
English
French

 


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