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SLE Lecturers

Bela Allenberg
Political Economist
Focus: Development theory and development policy, civil conflict transformation and peace development, results-based project planning and monitoring, research and work experience in Latin America, Asia and Africa

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Prof. (apl.) Dr. Theo Rauch
Political Economist / Economic and Social Geographer

Focus: Rural development, regional development, decentralization and community development, regional business promotion, planning methods, development policy in the context of globalizing processes, research and project experience in anglophone Africa and in Nepal.

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Dirk Sprenger

Human Resource Developer


Focus: Career development for experts and managers, incl. team, leadership, communication, conflict, coaching (individuals and teams), moderation and meditation, crisis prevention, conflict transformation and peace development
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Heiko Harms

Management Consultant


Focus: Local business promotion, finance management of development projects,KKMU guidance, marketing and retail management in Fair Trade, research and consultancy experience in Africa
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Ute Zurmühl

Sociologist / PR Consultant (DPRG)

Focus: Strategic communication, PR methods and tools, concept techniques, communication for development, HIV/AIDS communication, evaluation and planning of communication projects, project and consultancy experience in anglophone and lusophone Africa

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Volker Niehoff


Focus: stress and crisis management, training (moderation, stress management, burn-out prevention), trauma therapy, process supervision and coaching, intercultural consultancy (Asia)

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Michael Kölmel


Focus: newspaper articles, interviews, analysis, concepts for magazines and supplements, editor-in-chief (sports /politics), individual writing courses, editorial training for evaluation teams

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Peter Rottach


Focus: disaster relief and disaster management (DRM), climate adaptation, tropical agriculture, agro-ecology

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Dr. Lioba Weingärtner


Focus: Food and nutrition security, poverty reduction, rural development, gender, cooperation in (post-)conflict situations, globalisation and sustainable development, aid effectiveness (especially division of labour, results orientation as well as civil society); since 1985 working and experience in research, project management, consultancies, evaluation and training in development cooperation, transitional aid/rehabilitation and humanitarian aid for national and international bilateral, multilateral and NGO cooperation.