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Steffen has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant, and project and programme manager, through numerous assignments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He holds a PhD in natural resources management using applied systems analysis. His experience covers project design, appraisals, review and evaluations, from NGO projects and programmes to donor programmes and strategies as well as multi-donor and government programmes, policies and strategies. He has extensive advisory experience in development of rural organisations, in rural business development and climate resilience strategies and practices. 

Core Areas
  • Climate change resilience, adaptation and mitigation
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Humanitarian-development nexus
  • Water management in relation to resilience
  • Civil society; programmes, management and accountability
  • Natural resources and environmental management
  • Participatory Forest Management
  • Rural business, commercialisation and value chains
  • Rural social and commercial organisations
  • Climate resilient agriculture and forestry, including use of ICT
  • Green growth
  • Cities and climate adaptation
Expertise and Services
  • Programme and project development and management
  • Monitoring systems and practices; results-based management 
  • Appraisal
  • Reviews and evaluations
  • Supplementary training - course developer/facilitator; 
  • Quality assurance (QA)

Country Experience:

Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan 
MENA: Egypt
Saharan Africa: Niger, Mali, Chad
Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya
Latin America: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, Cuba


Danish: Native
English: Fluent
German: Proficient
French: Basic
Spanish: Basic