Lia Weitz is a Advisor in the thematic areas of climate and security, climate diplomacy, communal climate protection and regional governance. She designs and implements trainings and workshops on communal climate protection and European networking.
Lia Weitz is experienced in the conceptualising and moderating of strategy workshops and participatory dialogue events. Before joining adelphi, Lia gained practical experience working in poverty reduction and natural resource management. As an intern with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, she supported projects in rural development, resource conflicts, and adaptation to climate change. She also worked in the Berlin office of the GIZ in EU Twinning projects, focusing mostly on promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in the MENA region. Her internship at a human rights organisation in Honduras was funded by a stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Lia has a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. The focus of her studies was on climate, natural resource management, and development. She holds a joint German-Dutch Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a specialisation in European Studies from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, and the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. She also completed a year abroad at the Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) in Toulouse, France, where she focused primarily on international relations and received a Certificate in Political Science (Certificat d’Études Politiques). For her final project, she researched international and domestic remittances and their economic impacts in the Dominican Republic. Alongside her studies, she completed a traineeship as a business mediator through a scholarship from the Mediationsakademie Berlin.