Dr. Anne Weber

Dr. Anne Weber

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Her current research interests are in the topics of management and protection of natural resources and integrated rural development, both imbedded in participatory development processes.

Dr. Anne Weber graduated in Agrobiology and holds doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Hohenheim.

She has both worked in academia and in the context of development cooperation. From 1988 to 1995 she joined the Institute of Plant Production in the Tropic and Subtropics of the University of Hohenheim as scientific assistant. During this period she was head of a project in the Special Research Program (SFB) “Adapted Farming systems in West-Africa” with focus on agro-ecological issues. Between 1995 and 2001 she was working as technical assistant, advisor and short term consultant for the German Development Service (DED) and for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Burkina Faso, with an emphasis on the management of natural resources, food security, poverty alleviation and combating desertification.

In 2002 Dr. Weber joined the SPRING Programme and was appointed as  Managing Director of the Programme in 2006. For 12 years she was the Faculty representative in charge of the partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and is now representative for the partnership with the  Universidad Austral del Chile in Valdivia, Chile. Within the SPRING Programme she teaches Land Use Planning and Environmental Management, Climate Change and Risk Management, Human Dimension in Planning and the Planning Workshop.

Her current research interests are in the topics of management and protection of natural resources and integrated rural development, both imbedded in participatory development processes.

Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
The political and societal challenges of forced migration from Africa 2 Weeks 17. November 2015