Dr. Imme Scholz
Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Dr. Imme Scholz, a university-trained sociologist, is Deputy Director of the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. She has spent the past twenty years or more working on various issues at the environment-and-development interface, inter alia, on land and forest use in the Amazon Region, sustainable consumption, adaptation to climate change and the role of development policy in the promotion of environmental cooperation. Imme Scholz has been a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development since 2013 and a member of the Evangelical Church's (EKD) Advisory Commission on Sustainable Development since 1996.
Since 2009 deputy director of the German Development Institute (DIE)
2005 - 2009 head of department IV 'Environmental policy and natural resource management' at DIE
2002 - 2005 head of department III 'Global environmental policy; transformation and stabilization' at DIE
1999 - 2002 seconded to German development cooperation (GTZ) in the Brazilian Amazon
1999 obtained doctoral degree at the Free University of Berlin, department of sociology
1997 - 1998 on leave for doing field research in Brazil for her PhD, again awarded a scholarship by the Evangelisches Studienwerk in Villigst
Since 1992 researcher at DIE
1990 - 1992 assistant to the economic attaché, Embassy of Chile in Bonn
1985 - 1990 studied sociology, politics and Protestant Theology at the Free University of Berlin, qualifying as a Diplomsoziologin (Master's in Sociology); was awarded a scholarship by the Evangelisches Studienwerk based in Villigst
17th April 1964 born in Bremen, Germany
Since 2013 member of the German Council for Sustainable Development
Since 2012 member of the Supervisory Board of Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung and Deputy Chair of the Protestant Development Service and Humanitarian Aid Committee
Since 2011 member of the Board of Trustees of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Since 2011 council member of the Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung NRW
Since 2010 member of the selection committee of the climate protection scholarship programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Since 2002 member of the North-South Advisory Council of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
Since 1996 member of the Advisory Commission on Sustainable Development to the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), between 2004 and 2010 deputy chairwoman
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