Fiona Becker is a Project Manager at adelphi working in the field of resources and conflicts, extractive resources and water. In the course of her work she has developed specialised studies, comparative analyses, and training modules. Her specific expertise lies in governance of natural resources.
As a project manager, Fiona advises on projects relating to environmental and social standards in the extraction of raw materials, the further development of German raw materials policy and water security. At an earlier stage of her career, she worked at adelphi as a Research Analyst mainly focusing on water resource management and mineral mining. Her research on these topics relating both to specific countries and to regional organisations has resulted in various research publications, such as focus studies and case studies. In addition, she has conducted research and designed training modules on climate change and climate finance. Her regional specialisations are South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before becoming a project manager at adelphi, she worked for two years as an advisor for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in a regional trans-boundary water management project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In DRC she advised the Regional Congo Basin Commission (CICOS) on inland shipping and sustainable water mangement. Prior to that she worked for various NGOs on education, environmental, and development projects involving field work in Kenya and Uganda. Furthermore, she gained work experience working in the office of a Member of the European Parliament, at UNESCO in Paris, and in a GIZ project on water and governance in India.
Fiona holds a master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany and the Università di Udine, Italy. In her research she focused on democratization and governance processes. Her master’s was supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).