Who I am ...

  • Dirk Kohnert, economist, was deputy director of the Institute of African Affairs (IAA), at GIGA, German Institute of Global and Area Studies from 1991 to 2011.
  • He retired in 2011 but remained associated research fellow at the Institute as well as consultant.
  • Before, he was lecturer in development planning and senior development expert in several African countries.
  • He published numerous books and articles in learned journals on economic, social and cultural development, planning and evaluation.