TREDE, Thorsten

Director and senior expert of APPLICATIO Training & Management Gmbh since more than 14 years.

Thorsten Trede, Managing Director and senior expert of APPLICATIO Training & Management GmbH ( since more than 14 years, is well experienced in the management and execution of consulting and training projects on behalf of international donor organisations in and for developing countries worldwide with a special focus on Southern Africa, Central and Est Asia as well as the Balkan Region.

His expertise include e.g. consulting measures in the fields of value chain promotion, organisational management (strategic and operational), leadership, marketing, human resource development, change management, regional economic development, SME development, project management, etc. In addition he is a highly experienced trainer, moderator, coach including training needs assessment, planning and implementation of workshops/tailor made trainings (face-to-face and online), curricula development, development of training materials. He acted as project leader in well over 40 larger and smaller projects worldwide as senior trainer and consultant.

He has profound experience in project planning and evaluation as a member of expert pool of GIZ on “Impact-Oriented Monitoring and Evaluation” and has implemented numerous project planning missions and project evaluations.

He has been involved in value chain related projects for more than 10 years (on behalf of mainly GIZ and SEQUA) with a special focus on value chain analysis and mapping as well as value chain upgrading esp. in the agricultural (wood/timber, wool, meat, vegetable, leather) and service sector.

He is CapacityWORKS certified and works in German (mother tongue) and English but also speaks basic Afrikaans and some French.

APPLICATIO Training & Management GmbH:

APPLICATIO is an independent, international consulting company focused on assisting people, organizations and companies as well networks and regions worldwide in their sustainable development. APPLICATIO stands for demand-driven, socially responsible and environmentally conscious “Capacity Development” with special experience and focus in developing and transition countries. To cover this range of services APPLICATIO is divided into three divisions, which interact depending on the project task due to its international orientation and many technical aspects:

– International Management & Marketing Academy (I.M.M.A.) – Training

– International Development Consult (I.D.C.) – Consulting

– eAcademy – eLearning

APPLICATIO sees itself as a customer-oriented service provider who supports its partners – people, organizations and societies – with tailored solutions for their own sustainable development in order to successfully adapt to constantly changing framwork conditions. APPLICATIO has over 25 years of experience in the sensitive, intercultural, sustainable planning, implementation and evaluation of development cooperation projects with emphasis in economic development, education, rural development and environmental topics.

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