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Heike Spohr

  • Place of residence: Lollar, Germany
  • Clients: GIZ, AIZ, state cancellery of NRW, NGOs working in international development and cooperation and other sectors, e.g. Brot für die Welt, Eirene, AWO International,
    political foundations like Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, city and district administrations, private enterprises, individual private clients.
  • Email: heike.spohr[at]inter-aktionen[dot]de

Short introduction

Heike Spohr is agricultural engineer and certified mediator. She combines professional experiences from having worked many years abroad as well as in Germany, as staff member as well as in leadership positions with personnel management responsibility. Since 2012, she is working as independent consultant and gender expert in Germany and abroad.
She is member of the Expert Network of the European Institute for Gender Equality and the German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management, and as certified and licenced mediator she is member of the German Federal Association of Mediation, as well as certified member of the mediator pool of the Competency Center for Nature Conservancy and Energy Transition (KNE), Berlin.
She has profound professional experience in the fields of gender, natural resource management, climate change, violence prevention, conflict management. Participatory, gender, context and conflict sensitive approaches/ methods form the basis of her professional activities.

Thematic key areas

Women, peace and security

  • Participation of women in peace processes
  • Displacement & Migration
  • Peace-Building
  • Conflict-Sensitive Rebuilding
  • Crisis Prevention, Conflict Transformation and Stabilization
  • Mediation
  • Protection From Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

Gender-based violence

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Harmful Practices


  • Empowering Women's Rights
  • Access to Justice
  • Civil Society Cooperation

Climate and environment

  • Biodiversity
  • Renewable Energies
  • Disaster Risk Management (DRM/DRR)
  • Climate Financing
  • Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Measures

Rural development

  • Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
  • Food Security
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Multiple Discriminations

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

Female economic empowerment

  • Financial Inclusion
  • Trade and Value Chains
  • Pro-Poor Growth – Implementation Strategies for Inclusive Growth
  • Empowerment of Businesswomen


Analysis and planning

  • Capacity WORKS
  • Creating Program Proposals
  • Gender Analysis
  • Participatory Planning Methods
  • Strategic Planning

Instruments of Financial Cooperation

  • Microfinance

Facilitation, Training and Capacity Development

  • Change Management
  • Coaching
  • Conflict Management, Mediation
  • Presentation of Workshops and Events
  • Conduct Trainings
  • Training of Trainers (TOT)/ Teaching Methodology
  • Digital Realization

Monitoring and Evaluation

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

Project management

  • Leadership


  • German Native language
  • English C1 Expert language skills
  • French A2 Basic knowledge
  • Portuguese A1 Beginner
  • Spanish C1 Expert language skills



  • Southern Africa


  • South Asia

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • the Caribbean
  • South America
  • Central America