Linda Esche

Junior Consultant for IfDS

While working at IfDS, Linda’s responsibilities covered a wide range of tasks with a main focus on the scientific support for research-related assignments.

She has participated in the evaluation of GRAID, a global program of the Stockholm Resilience Centre that aims at bridging the worlds of resilience thinking and development practice and supported projects including the valuation of efficiency at the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at PARTOS, the Dutch membership body for organizations working in international development, as well as the assistance of the Okavango River Basin Water Commission in developing a pragmatic M&E framework.

Prior to her time at IfDS, Linda was involved in different projects in view of resource management and environmental governance at various institutions, ranging from NGOs, such as IUCN, to federal bodies such as the environmental ministry of Schleswig Holstein, Germany, as well as business and industry-related companies such as beCe carbon experts.

Before joining the IfDS, Linda worked for blue! advancing european projects, where she supported the management of multiple EU projects targeted towards environmental planning and conservation within the European Union.

Linda holds a degree in the international Master of Sustainable Resource Management from the Technical University of Munich with a specialization on sustainable agriculture. Her Master thesis was focused on the feasibility of small-scale organic crop production under arid conditions in Sinai, Egypt and its potential to contribute to local food security.

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