Specialized Units

Learn more about our specialized knowledge and projects in the ares of climate competence center, framework contracts, C³ Unit for Better Learning, and sustainability.

Joachim Schnurr

Joachim Schnurr is the Director of the Climate Competence Center. During his professional career, he has dealt extensively with emission reduction activities in a number of sectors focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and forestry projects. Since 2001 he has developed renewable energy and carbon financing solutions and established contacts to the private sector and political institutions. He has assisted German export initiatives for renewable energy and energy efficiency technology regarding financing opportunities, and supported implementation of renewable energy financing facilities in South Africa, Russia and Turkey. His consultancy activities also include providing policy advice on climate and energy-related issues to governments and private entities.

Christian Caspar

Christian Caspar is the Manager of the Framework Contracts (FWC) Unit, that was first established in 2018 as a result of increased framework contracts being launched. Christian holds a Master´s in Development Sociology from the University of Bielefeld. He joined GFA as a consultant in 2007 and is working on Framework Contracts since then, first in the Health department, later also in the Education, Skills and Employment department. Christian has more than 20 years of experience in development cooperation and has worked in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Hanna Brüning

Hanna Brüning is GFA’s Corporate Sustainability Manager. She uses her knowledge and expertise to support GFA integrate sustainable practices into its operations. A sustainability scientist and psychologist by training, Hanna has professional experience in international development cooperation and will lead the development of the Sustainability Strategy and the mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals at GFA. Prior to joining GFA, she worked in different areas, including, private sector development, rural development, global value chains, natural resource management, gender, education, local and indigenous knowledge systems, project evaluations, and communication. This she did in partnership with actors from Asia and Latin America.


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