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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees lays down the guidelines, key areas of activity, and general concepts for the Foundation's work. It approves the annual work programme, appoints the Executive Committee and ensures that it operates in line with the Foundation's objectives. It approves the budget and ratifies the actions of the Executive Committee.


Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia

Deputy Chairman

Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, Dresden

Deputy Chairman

Governing Mayor of Berlin

Michael Müller

Deputy Chairman

Minister-President of Brandenburg

Dr. Dietmar Woidke

Aditional Members of the Board of Trustees

Head of the District Authority of Potsdam-Mittelmark

Wolfgang Blasig

Former Member of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Swisttal

Ilka Freifrau von Boeselager

Head of the Committee for European Affairs and Development Policy of the Parliament of Brandenburg, Potsdam

Marco Büchel MdL

President of Welthungerhilfe, Bonn

Bärbel Dieckmann

Member of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

Stefan Engstfeld

Spokesperson for economic and financial affairs for the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament, Brussels

Sven Giegold MEP

Former Member of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

Frank Herrmann

Honorary Professor for Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Uwe Holtz

Head of Department Universal Church in the Diocese Münster

Ulrich Jost-Blome

Director of the GIZ-Representation Berlin

Karin Kortmann

Director of Studies Democratic Culture and Church, The Protestant Academy Berlin

Heinz-Joachim Lohmann

Member of the German Parliament, Berlin

Dr. Rolf Mützenich

Spokesperson, Verbund Entwicklungspolitischer Nichtregierungsorganisationen Brandenburgs e.V. (VENROB), Potsdam

Uwe Prüfer

State Secretary in the Ministry for Justice, Europe and Consumer Protection of the Federal State of Brandenburg, Potsdam

Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security, United Nations University, Bonn

Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner

Permanent secretary at the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Deputy Director of the German Development Institute (DIE – Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik), Bonn

Managing Director, Verband Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe e.V. (VENRO), Berlin/Bonn

Heike Spielmans

Member of the European Committee of the Saxon State Parliament, Dresden

Managing Director EPIZ – Entwicklungspolitisches Bildungs- und Informationszentrum e.V., Berlin

Former Minister of State, Euskirchen

Dr. jur. Ingo Wolf

Chair of the Committee on Petition of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf

Serdar Yüksel MdL
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