Susanne Dollmann

Ms Susanne Dollmann is Project Director at Arepo. In this position, she mainly leads the International Climate Initiative (IKI) Project Evaluation for the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU).

She holds a Master’s degree in International Agricultural Sciences and a postgraduate certificate from the Centre for Rural Development (Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung, SLE) at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. Ms Dollmann has more than 20 years of experience in international cooperation mainly in the sector of rural development, sustainable agriculture, climate change and biodiversity protection as well as ecosystem based adaptation. Natural resources management and monitoring and evaluation are regular tools applied.

She combines a strong academic profile with practical experience in evaluation, e.g. the evaluation of concept notes for the IKI in the years 2015 to 2019. Ms Dollmann possesses strong skills in design, analysis and documentation of climate relevant projects related to biodiversity and ecosystem based adaptation.

As Farm Manager (Tanzania) and later as Coordinator for Resource Management and Rural Development (Cameroon), Ms Dollmann worked for the German Development Service (DED) and temporarily supervised the community forest programme in Extrême Nord Cameroon for GTZ. For the Great Lakes region, Ms Dollmann was responsible as project manager for rural development projects, children’s rights and vocational training. In Southeast Asia, Ms Dollmann was Head of the Environment and Development Division of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT-VN) and developed curricula on climate change, among other things. Later, she led the cooperation for AIT-VN with the World Bank in establishing the learning centre for “social and environmental safeguards” for the standardised monitoring of projects with environmental impacts. A large number of studies, evaluations and team leadership in West, East Africa and Southeast Asia complete Ms Dollmann’s profile, with a methodological focus on participatory (qualitative) surveys and also experience with quantitative research approaches.

She speaks fluent English, very good French, good Kiswahili, and basic Vietnamese.

Her country specific experience relates to the countries of Algeria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Philippines, Sambia, Simbabwe, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ukraine and Vietnam.

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