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.
His experience and publications are on capacity development with a focus on situations of conflict and fragility, political economy and domestic accountability, decentralisation and local governance, technical assistance and organisational change. He was a team member and leader of numerous studies and evaluations relating to international cooperation, fragility and crisis response. He managed long-term organisational reform processes and developed ECDPM’s strategy on knowledge management and communication.
Before joining ECDPM, he has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe with the UN and 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. He holds master degrees in political science/international relations and public administration from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the University of Speyer, Germany.