Gisa HolzhausenGisa Holzhausen

Gisa Holzhausen

Gisa Holzhausen
Advisor

Gisa Holzhausen works as advisor for Arepo Consult with a special focus on renewable energy policy in international and development contexts. In addition, she supports the strategic development of the company.

In her previous position as advisor for the German International Development Organization GIZ, Gisa Holzhausen supported the implementation of the GIZ Renewable Energy Project Development Programme in Thailand. The programme was part of the "renewables – Made in Germany" initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and aimed at promoting renewable energy deployment in the Southeast Asian region via the facilitation of business partnerships between German and Southeast Asian companies, exchange of know-how and capacity building. In this position, she consulted the Thai Ministry of Energy and other public stakeholders regarding a sustainable RE market development. In addition, she planned and moderated workshops and conferences with up to 200 participants and coordinated the establishment of a GIZ training hub for Southeast Asia.

From 2009-2011, Gisa Holzhausen worked as a student research assistant for Arepo Consult. During this time, she supported the evaluation of the German Climate Initiative with particular focus on the directive for municipalities. In addition, she collaborated in a study that analysed the export promotion activities of the USTDA.

During an internship at the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America in Washington, D.C. she published an analysis of the U.S. climate and energy bill under the supervision of Arne Jungjohann.

Gisa studied North American Studies, Political Science and Communication Science at the Free University of Berlin. She completed her Master’s degree with a policy analysis of the conflict between environmental and oil interests concerning oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

After living and working abroad for several years e.g. in the U.S., Thailand and Portugal, Gisa is fluent in English and has an advanced knowledge of French and Portuguese.

 

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