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Julia Panny

Programme Officer

Julia Panny holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a Master of Advanced International Studies from University of Vienna. She has several years of working experience in the fields of capacity-building for climate change mitigation and adaptation, education for sustainable development and Julia Panny holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a Master of Advanced International Studies from University of Vienn….

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Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of Innovation Accelerator

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include blockchain, agri-tech, global connectivity and Artificial Intelligence. http:Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive ….

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Prof. Stefan Brunnhuber

Professor

Trained car mechanic – Studied Medicine and Socioeconomics in tandem – PhD in Medicine – PhD in Socioeconomics – Student of Sir R. Dahrendorf – Over 12 international guest professorships – (Medicine – Finance – Sustainability) – Two board-certified medical specializations – Multiple sub-specializations – Over 10 years as Vice-chairman of the EuropeTrained car mechanic – Studied Medicine and Socioeconomics in tandem – PhD in Medicine – PhD in Socioeconomics – Student of Sir R. Dahrendorf – Over 12 international guest professo….

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Dr. Ricardo Pinto

Consultant

Dr. Ricardo Pinto received his PhD from the London School of Economics and also worked at the Centre for Economic Performance. He has 15 years of International Consultancy experience based on assignments in Central and South Eastern Europe, as well as Africa and Central Asia. His works with governmental institutions and business support organisatioDr. Ricardo Pinto received his PhD from the London School of Economics and also worked at the Centre for Economic Performance. He has 15 years of International Consultancy experien….

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Prof. Klaus Sailer

CEO of the Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship

Klaus Sailer is Professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Physics. He studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University (Chair Hänsch) in Munich and did his PhD at the Research Centre for Environment and Health (GSFForschungszentrum für Umwelt und Klaus Sailer is Professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Physics. He stud….

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Jan Ohnesorge

Associate Researcher

Jan Ohnesorge studied Development Economics at the University of Bayreuth, at Linköping University, at the University of Göttingen and at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. He used to work as a researcher  at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and is an associate researcherJan Ohnesorge studied Development Economics at the University of Bayreuth, at Linköping University, at the University of Göttingen and at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Es….

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Dr. Ramin Navvabpour

Vice-Chairman

He is an entrepreneur with years of experience in business development and incubation. As a certified wealth manager (CWM) and the director of a business accelerator, he continuously has been involved in leading and coaching start-ups and young entrepreneurs. He is a business educator who still has a going concern in the sustainability dimensions oHe is an entrepreneur with years of experience in business development and incubation. As a certified wealth manager (CWM) and the director of a business accelerator, he continuous….

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Dr. Elmer Lenzen

CEO

Dr. Elmer Lenzen is founder and CEO of the macondo publishing GmbH. He studied journalism and politics at the universities RUB Bochum, WWU Muenster/both Germany and UCR San José/Costa Rica. Macondo publishing is a leading publishing house in Germany for sustainability topics. It publishes among others the Magazine “UmweltDialog”, the “Global GoalsDr. Elmer Lenzen is founder and CEO of the macondo publishing GmbH. He studied journalism and politics at the universities RUB Bochum, WWU Muenster/both Germany and UCR San José/C….

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prof. Peter Heisig

Professor

Peter holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and a Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of G¨ttingen (Germany). He is Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School (UK) where his main research centres around Knowledge Management. Currently he is coordinating a global network of researchers aPeter holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and a Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of G¨ttingen (Germany). He is Senior Research Fello….

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Dr. Mohamed Elmahdi

Project Manager

Mohamed Elmahdi, graduated from university of Stuttgart with a Diplom Ingenieur degree in the aeronautical engineering (equivalent to MSc in the anglo-american system). Then, Mohamed had started his research work at the Institute of Aircraft Systems. In 2015 he earned the degree of Doctor in Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.) at the university of StutMohamed Elmahdi, graduated from university of Stuttgart with a Diplom Ingenieur degree in the aeronautical engineering (equivalent to MSc in the anglo-american system). Then, Moham….

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Dr. Muhammad Khalifa

Researcher

Researcher Water-Food-Climate Nexus | Transboundary water management | Sustainable development | Natural resources management| Climate finance | Ecoinformatics | Remote sensing. PhD in GeosciencesResearcher Water-Food-Climate Nexus | Transboundary water management | Sustainable development | Natural resources management| Climate finance | Ecoinformatics | Remote sensing. P….

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Dr. Michael Lewrick

Managing Partner

Dr. Michael Lewrick received his PhD from Napier University Edinburgh and holds an MBA from Bristol Business School. His research interests centres on the management issues related to the development and commercialisation of technological and business model innovation. Specific areas of focus include developing capabilities for innovativeness and bDr. Michael Lewrick received his PhD from Napier University Edinburgh and holds an MBA from Bristol Business School. His research interests centres on the management issues related….

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Christian Pirzer

Project Manager & Consultant

I’m a passionate and results-oriented private sector development professional. I have particular expertise in inclusive business and social entrepreneurship with specialization in market systems development, access to energy and inclusive agribusiness. As a project manager and consultant at Endeva, I implemented over 15 consulting projects for busiI’m a passionate and results-oriented private sector development professional. I have particular expertise in inclusive business and social entrepreneurship with specialization in ….

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Saravanakumar Kandasamy

Director

Saravanakumar is an International sustainability expert with a background of expertise on sustainability labels, standards, systems, certification and accreditation. Having a total of 25years of Industry experience has spent more than 15years in the the Sustainability labelling industry. Right from concept development of a sustainability label, buiSaravanakumar is an International sustainability expert with a background of expertise on sustainability labels, standards, systems, certification and accreditation. Having a total….

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Dr. Holger Schröd

Researcher

Dr. Holger Schrödl works as a research assistant in the workgroup of business informatics at the Otto-von-GuerickeUniversity Magdeburg. His work covers architectural issues of information systems. Special interest is engineering methods for information systems design and applications. The Central focus of his work is the construction and operatingDr. Holger Schrödl works as a research assistant in the workgroup of business informatics at the Otto-von-GuerickeUniversity Magdeburg. His work covers architectural issues of inf….

COLINNE BARTEL

Researcher

Colinne Bartel currently works at AC Innovation GmbH Colinne studied at Theseus Institute – International Management Institute and Colinne is located at Munich Area, Germany.Colinne Bartel currently works at AC Innovation GmbH Colinne studied at Theseus Institute – International Management Institute and Colinne is located at Munich Area, Germany…..

Walaeldin Ashria

General Manager

We are helping contacting and transferring knowledge from European countries to the SudanWe are helping contacting and transferring knowledge from European countries to the Sudan….

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