Experience & Specializations: Klaus Linkenheil works as a freelance consultant in the following fields: * Project Planning, Evaluation & Implementation * Green & Sustainable Trade: Value Chain Development, Export-, SME & Women NGOs Promotion, International Market Research, B2B * Labeling & Certification: Eco-labeling, Organic, Fairtrade & Export Certification, Environmental Standards, CoC, CSR * Promotion of Biodiversity-based Products (BBPs) * Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Climate Adaptation and REDD+ Projects * Policy Advisory and Good Governance * Capacity Development * Organization of Fairs and Business / Governmental Delegation Tours

During his 20 years of professional experience in Development Cooperation (about 12 years for GIZ) he carried out more than 20 value chain analyses, e.g. for organic/fairtrade cocoa, coffee, tea, honey, cotton, spices, cardomom, incense products, NTFPs, MAPs, handicrafts, jatropha and bioenergy-products, jewellery, textiles and carpets.

Regional Focus: South and SE-Asian countries with longterm assignments in Nepal, Indonesia and Yemen.

Education: * Economist and Engineer (Dipl. Wirtschaftsingenieur, FH) * Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (Master Degree)

Languages: * German: Mother tongue * English: fluent * French, Bahasa Indonesia: fair * Nepali: basic

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