Michael is a development planner and humanitarian relief coordinator with more than 20 years’ experience, working as a programme manager and coordinator for NGOs, and as an external consultant for a number of international development agencies. Michael recently graduated from Columbia University with an M.Sc in Sustainable Management, adding the areas of climate and environmental issues to his portfolio.
In addition, Michael holds an MA in Economics (Universities of Berlin and Montpellier), and did postgraduate studies at the German Development Institute. He has a strong background in institutional and financial analysis of development agencies, and is conversant with social research methods (interviews; rapid rural appraisals; and operational research), as well as project analysis (SWOT, change management, coaching, and log frame based planning).
Michael has prepared, evaluated, monitored, and accompanied projects in a large span of sectors (population, education, rural development, energy). He has held management positions for launching, testing and implementing result-oriented monitoring systems for EuropeAid (conception, design, testing, and application of data based research, and compact reporting) and a church-based NGO.
- Social development and anti-poverty policy
- Institutional development
- Human Resource capacity building
- Humanitarian relief coordination
- Financial analysis, accountability reporting, budget support
- Rural development
- Water management
- Energy policy and alternate energy resources
- Ecological economics and urban ecology
- Natural disaster management
- Project identification and preparation
- Results based monitoring systems
- Training and coaching in log frame analysis
Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal
Latin America: Bolivia, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru
Middle East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Swaziland, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe