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Andreas Proksch

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Director General, Sector and Global Programmes Department
Andreas Proksch has been Director General of GIZ’s new Sector and Global Programmes Department (GloBe) since September 2015. He headed up the company’s Africa Department from 2007 until 2015 and led GTZ’s Corporate Development Unit from 2001 until 2007. He has a total of 17 years’ experience working abroad, in Ecuador, Nepal, Pakistan and Viet Nam. During this time he held management positions (as GTZ country director) and was responsible for urban and regional development programmes. He was a founding member and for many years international coordinator of the ‘Learning Network on Capacity Development’ (LenCD), and is an Africa expert with a proven track record. Mr Proksch graduated in economic and social science. He began his professional career with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Bonn.