Advisor International Organisation, Agentur für Wirtschaft und Entwicklung (AWE)
Carolin Welzel is Senior Advisor at the Agency for Business and Development (AWE), the focal point for companies engaged in developing and emerging countries. She focuses on the cooperation with development banks, the EU and UN and their private sector programs. Carolin is also coordinating AWEs activities on the subject of Ukraine. She has been with GIZ for the past 10 years, working in various functions on private sector development and cooperation with the private sector in Germany, East- and North Africa. Before joining GIZ she spent several years with the Bertelsmann Foundation where she concentrated on CSR, eGovernment and eDemocracy. She served as an expert to the European Union as well as to the Council of Europe for eGovernment development in Europe. Carolin is a trained journalist and built up a non-profit internet start-up on digitalization and politics called “politik-digital.de” from 2000-2002 after studying political science, history and law in Gießen and Paris. She is winner of the re-known prize for journalists “Grimme Preis” in the section of online journalism. She frequently moderates events and panel discussions on topics connected to development cooperation and business.