Sector Programme
Extractives and Development
Head of project GIZ
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Tim Schlösser

Te­le­fon: +49 228 4460-1250 E-Mail: T (External link)im Schlösser (External link)

Tim Schlösser is the head of the sector program "Extractives and Development" at GIZ. He ensures the smooth running of the processes and ensures the technical quality of the results. Together with the team, he supports the BMZ in further developing and anchoring German DC approaches in the raw materials sector against the backdrop of new requirements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tim Schlösser is a regional scientist and political scientist and has been involved in development cooperation since 2010. In the past, he was responsible for the design and implementation of capacity development measures at the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), consultant in the sector program Raw Materials and Development and Negotiation Support Specialist at the CONNEX Support Unit.


Johannes Lohmeyer

Phone: +49 228 4460-3303 E-Mail: Johannes Lohmeyer (External link)

Johannes is mainly responsible for the topics raw materials and climate / energy / environment. One focus is the responsible supply of raw materials for the energy and transport transition. He is also the contact person for local raw materials management and for questions regarding China.

Prior to his work in the sector programme, he supported the personal Africa representative of the German Chancellor in the BMZ in setting up the CONNEX initiative, which advocates for better contracts in the raw materials sector. Furthermore, Johannes has been active internationally as a consultant on commodity governance issues.


Christina Ankenbrand

Phone: +49 228 4460-4646 E-Mail: Christina Ankenbrand (External link)

Christina's work focuses on responsible commodity supply chains and mining in conflict and high-risk areas.  She also accompanies Germany's membership through BMZ in the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM). Before joining the sector program, she worked at the Peace Academy of Rhineland-Palatinate (University of Koblenz-Landau), focusing on environmental and resource conflicts.


Sophie Girke

Phone: +49 228 4460-4201 E-Mail: Sophie Girke (External link)

Sophie's work focuses on good financial governance and anti-corruption in the extractive sector, as well as EITI. She also supports project management in the area of impact communication. Prior to joining the sector program, she worked for the National EITI Secretariat in Mauritania as an advisor.

Junior advisor

Linda Carstens

Phone: +49 228 4460-4862 E-Mail: Linda Carstens (External link)

Linda is responsible for the cross-cutting issue of gender equality in the extractive sector. She is also the contact person for strategic internal and external communications and, among other things, writes the sector programme's monthly newsletter and manages the website. With her background in environmental and geoscience she also contributes in the field of climate and environment.

Junior advisor

Rosalie Seppelt

Phone: +49 152 - 9002 1114 E-Mail: Rosalie Seppelt (External link)

Rosalie works in the field of responsible raw material supply chains. She is mainly responsible for the area of human rights in the extractive sector, especially children's rights and FPIC. She also deals with European and international regulatory frameworks on raw material supply chains and monitors current legislative processes. Additionally, she is responsible for the topic of digitalisation in the extractive sector and works to the topic of China. Rosalie is a lawyer and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M., University of Cape Town) in the field of international human rights standards and international humanitarian law.

Junior advisor

Jan Walger

Phone: +49 228 4460-4763 E-Mail: Jan Walger (External link)

Jan works mainly on the EITI topic and is responsible for setting up a knowledge management system. He also supports the team with subcontracting in policy advice.

Junior financial manager

Janet Lechner

Phone: +49 30 7264-211 E-Mail: Janet Lechner (External link)

Janet is responsible for financially relevant topics in project management. Her tasks include supporting the team in commercial, administrative and financial issues. In addition, Janet deals with the preparation and management of contracts and financial management.

Office manager

Christina Domingos

Phone: +49 228 4460-4596 E-Mail: Christina Domingos (External link)

Christina is responsible for office management and organizational issues in the team. She is also the team's sustainability officer. Before joining the sector program, Christina lived and worked in Kinshasa for six years.