Volker Hauck, a German national, is Head of the Security and Resilience Programme. He joined ECDPM in 1998 as Senior Programme Officer Capacity Development and worked as Head of Knowledge Management and Communication from 2007 to 2012.
With a Master’s degree in political science/international relations (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and public administration (post-graduate University of Speyer, Germany) his experience and publications are on capacity development with a focus on situations of fragility, political economy and domestic accountability, financing, decentralisation, technical assistance and organizational change.
He was a team member and leader of numerous studies and evaluations relating to (EU) crisis response, peacebuilding and development support. He managed long-term organizational reform processes and developed ECDPM’s strategy on knowledge management and communication.
Before joining ECDPM, he has worked in Africa and Europe with the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies at the interface of linking relief, rehabilitation and development. Throughout his professional career, he has gained extensive field research experience as well as practical exposure to international cooperation projects from his living and working in Africa, Asia and South America.