Making policies work

Volker Hauck

  • Post-conflict reconstruction and development
  • Conflict prevention and peacebuiling
  • Linking relief, rehabilitation and development
  • International development cooperation reform
  • Capacity development and technical assistance
  • Knowledge for development / knowledge economy analysis
  • Decentralisation and local governance
  • EU's international cooperation with Africa


Volker Hauck 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 security, peace and capacity development with a focus on situations of conflict prevention, peacebuilding and fragility, political economy, 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, peacebuilding 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.

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    Volker Hauck

    Head of Programme Security and Resilience




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