In his work and research activities, Arne Hennig focusses on climate adaptation and governance issues. At Arepo, he is currently involved in the project “Strategic Evaluation of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) – Catalytic Role of the IKI” and in central project evaluations of GIZ projects.
Prior to joining Arepo, Arne Hennig conducted research on climate change adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as a research assistant at the Institute of Geography at the University of Hamburg from 2016 to 2020. In an interdisciplinary research project, he analyzed the implementation options of alternative adaptation strategies, such as ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures, on the coasts of the Maldives and Papua New Guinea. He successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Enablers and Barriers to Local Adaptive Capacity – A Case Study on Coastal Governance in the Maldives” in February 2021, through which he has been able to gain in-depth insights into the governance of adaptation measures and in the field of climate policy.
As part of his PhD, Arne Hennig completed the graduate school “School of Integrated Climate System Science” at the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg. He already focused on South and Southeast Asia during his geography master studies (M.Sc.) at the University of Cologne with field research stays in Indonesia and Myanmar. As part of his work as a student assistant in a research project, he completed his master’s thesis on disaster management and the potential of innovative technologies in Jakarta/Indonesia. As a student assistant, he gained experience in evaluation at the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval).