Franziska Sophie Kohler
Master of Business Administration & Master in Integrated Natural Resource Management

Franziska Sophie Kohler is a Manager at adelphi in the areas of circular economy, resource efficiency and waste management. She is experienced in the design and coordination of international cooperation projects as well as the development and implementation of activities for capacity development and knowledge exchange.

Before joining adelphi, Franziska worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as Project Manager and Advisor in the fields of green economy and renewable energy. She focused on monitoring and evaluation, strategy development, policy advisory services, as well as sustainable economic and business model development in Berlin and India. During her time at GIZ, Franziska gained further regional experience in South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. As speaker of the International Working Group on Sustainable Industrial Areas, she coordinated stakeholder-based transnational knowledge management through the systematic exchange with international organisations, such as UNIDO and the World Bank in the field of sustainable industrial production. Prior to this, Franziska gained experience working at the Berlin-based renewable energy consultancies eclareon and Micro Energy International. She is Capacity WORKS certified.

In addition to an MBA with a focus on renewable energy from Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Franziska holds an MSc in Integrated Natural Resource Management from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and a BSc in Business, Language and Culture from the Copenhagen Business School. For her graduate thesis, Franziska conducted field research on transaction costs in governance models of renewable energy systems in rural India, which was supported by a DAAD scholarship. The findings were published in “Future Megacities”, a publication series sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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