Services & Experience

Location-independent consulting & services

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I am a geographer, consultant and producer in sustainability issues, with international experience in media, tourism and environmental concerns. As a keynote speaker and project developer, I am primarily active in Germany, East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indo-Pacific region.

I studied Geography, Media and Social Sciences at the University of Paderborn. Since then, I have had a history of implementing innovative and sustainable solutions in approaching specific problems: for example, the many original and award-winning environmental education concepts I have personally developed.

The services I provide are diverse and can be applied in a wide variety of areas: environmental impacts, protected areas, ecosystem management, sustainable tourism, destination management, regional development, and geomarketing. I am also expert in media and content production for online, print and TV formats.

As a freelance consultant and producer, I have worked for the United Nations since 2001. As an entrepreneur, I head the company INTEWO | World Habitat Society GmbH which I founded in 2005. In addition, since 2016 I have been Chief Content officer for the green building startup company LivingCon.

I work flexibly and independent of location. My headquarters are in Schlangen, East Westphalia-Lippe (Germany). I also maintain office locations in Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) and in Bahir Dar (Ethiopia).

  • 1995 - 2004 University of Paderborn, Faculty of Geography & Social Science
  • 1995 - 2003 University of Paderborn, Department of Media Science
  • 1994 - 1995 German Armed Forces, Augustdorf
  • 1984 - 1995 High School Reismann Gymnasium Paderborn
  • BSAFE - online security awareness training by UNDSS
  • Certificated Nature & Landscape Guide
  • Lecturer at the German Adult Education Program (VHS)
  • Driving license for cars
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Organization of field trips and student exchange programs
  • Radar operator, German Armed Forces

Microsoft Windows OS, Mac OS, Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Macromedia Freehand, X-Code, Android Studio, web design, CMS, web technologies HTML5, WordPress, eCommerce, Social Media, internet, tourism information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), network administration, digital imaging, mapping, DTP, hardware, smartphone application design and development.

Languages
German
Native
English
Buisness fluent
Arabic
Basic
Amharic
Basic
The most important stages of my career

2005 to today

Founder and Managing Partner of INTEWO. Significantly involved in the day trading of the company and project development. INTEWO is headquartered in Germany, with offices in Oman and Ethiopia. International projects, with a focus on Europe, the Middle East, and East-Africa include:

• Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and baseline studies
• Research and development in the field of environmentally considerate tourism & education
• Biodiversity conservation, wildlife management & protected areas
• Tourism development and planning; tourism marketing
• Cartography, GIS, GPS, tourist information applications (iOS, Android, Windows, HTML5)
• Museums and information center development
• Public relations, train the trainer, capacity building, geo marketing
• Development cooperation, educational field trips, specialized field trips and incentives, nature trail development
• Multimedia productions, including movies, documentaries, radio features, etc.

www.intewo.org

2001 to today

Freelance consultant to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Projects include:

• Biosphere Reserve assessment program in the GCC
• World Heritage Site assessment and tourism in the GCC
• Tourism development and implementation programs in the GCC and East Africa
• Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and baseline studies
• Consultant and advisor in environmental education and awareness campaigns and sustainable housing
• Steering Committee Member Quest4Africa
• Development, design and implementation of hard- and soft copy products, incl. web

www.unesco.org

2016 to today

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of LivingCon. LivingCon is an innovative mobile building provider, that meets the environmental and demographic challenges, which the society is facing nowadays. Significantly involved in product development, marketing and communication.

• Product development (residential homes, refugee homes, mobile offices, tiny houses)
• Marketing and communication
• Corporate design, online and offline promotions and documents

www.livingcon.com

1995 to today

Location-Independent Freelance Consultant:
• Environment, tourism and sustainability
• Communication, media, project design & development, innovative sustainable services
• Adviser to ministries and governmental authorities
• International workshop participation, train the trainer courses and university lecturer

2002 to 2003

Scientific assistant at the Research Centre Senne:
• Cartography, DTP and PR in the frame of the research project “Social economic effects of a potential National Park Senne”

1998 to 2004

University of Paderborn, Assistant, Faculty of Geography & Tourism:
• Assembly and supervision of the department’s CIP-Pool, IT-equipment and the institute’s webpage
• Participation at and support of international symposia
• Preparation and implementation on a course for ‘Tourist Information Systems and Web Design’
• Support and recommendations in GIS, digital mapping, imaging, far distance learning and tutorials on web design, OS, graphic applications and office applications

 

University of Paderborn, Assistant, Faculty of Physical Geography:
• Research into terrestrial and coastal ecosystems, erosion-processes and natural & man-made disasters
• Project member “Regeneration of arid ecosystems after anthropogenic impact, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia”
• Application and maintenance of the weather monitoring equipment
• Development of distance learning applications
• Preparation of and participation at international field trips
• Participation at and support of international symposia

International experience
  • Europe
  • Bahrain
  • Ethiopia
  • Madagascar
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • USA
  • Vietnam
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