I was born 1958 and grew up in a small place in northern Germany. I was
trained as a political scientist at the University of Hamburg. From 1988
to 1998 I was a fellow at the German Development Institute. After that,
I spent part of my time as a fellow at the
Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg, in charge of
the Meso-NRW Project.
Currently, I spend most of my time as a consultant, so far free-lancing, as of early 2003 in a new partnership called Mesopartner. I have been working for organizations such as GTZ, CDG/InWEnt, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, International Labour Organisation, Asian Development Bank, UNCTAD, and others. Currently, I am accompanying four projects on a regular basis: