Research Associate, Policy Advice / Sector Programme "Extractives and Development"
About My Work
The Extractives and Development sector programme is implemented jointly by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In its policy advice component, the Extractives and Development sector programme helps BMZ shape the national and international development agenda in the extractive sector by adding its own impetus and innovations. The programme provides constant, comprehensive policy advice to BMZ on matters relating to the extractive industry and extractive resources policy. Its work includes technical support to the German Government as it positions itself in international dialogues, initiatives and institutions and helping to shape all these. The component also represents German development cooperation in the extractive sector in the German development policy actor landscape. Policy advice at BMZ thus plays a part in the preparation and steering of development policy decisions in the extractive sector and in conveying information about them. Policy advice pursues the aim of keeping specialist officials and politicians informed about the technical and scientific background and the repercussions of policy decisions in this field, but doing so in a politically sensitive manner.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development