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Heike Friedhoff

  • Place of residence: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Clients: GIZ, Ambero, GFA, CES/ICON Institute, Misereor, Brot für die Welt, FIAN International, Horizont 3000, Oxfam/Ibis, ESSOR
  • Email: heike_friedhoff[at]hotmail[dot]com

Short introduction

I am an anthropologist and educationalist (Focus on adult education) with expertise and more than 20 years of experience in international development cooperation with focus on good governance and gender/women´s rights.
Methods / Instruments : Equity-Focused and Gender-Responsive Evaluation, Implementing participative organizational development (DOP) and Teambuilding, Promoting small enterprises (CEFE), Capacity Works, Feedback to superiors (Aufwärtsfeedback); Gender Analysis (GIZ); GAL – Gender Action Learning, Moderating and facilitating (online) workshops and processes, Conflict mediation and systemic family counselling.
Program and Project Management: Implementing participative and impact-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation (Result based management, ToC); Supporting quality and knowledge management, as well as communication processes; Managing human resources and collaborating in budget management

Thematic key areas


  • Adult education
  • Non-formal Education

Women, peace and security

  • Participation of women in peace processes
  • Disarment, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)
  • Development-Oriented Emergency Assistance
  • Mediation
  • Protection From Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts


  • Empowering Women's Rights
  • Civil Society Cooperation

Multiple Discriminations

  • Age
  • Women and Girls with Disabilities
  • Racism/Ethnicity


Analysis and planning

  • Capacity WORKS
  • Gender Analysis
  • Participatory Planning Methods
  • Project Review
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Strategic Planning

Communication and Knowledge Management

  • Networks
  • Knowledge Management Systems

Facilitation, Training and Capacity Development

  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management, Mediation
  • Presentation of Workshops and Events
  • Conduct Trainings
  • Digital Realization

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Development of Results-Oriented Monitoring Systems
  • Evaluation on behalf of other DC-Organizations

Project management

  • Development of Cooperations
  • Leadership
  • Organizing of Networks and Knowledge Transfer


  • German Native language
  • English C1 Expert language skills
  • French A2 Basic knowledge
  • Russian C2 Nearly native language skills
  • Spanish C1 Expert language skills
  • Swahili A1 Beginner



  • East-Africa
  • Southern Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • South America