A new director
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CTA. 2005. A new director. Spore 117. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47958
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A new director at CTA: Dr. Neun
At the beginning of May, Dr Hansjörg Neun became CTA s fourth director, taking over from Carl B. Greenidge (see Viewpoint Spore 116). German-born Dr Neun has a degree in social and economic sciences and is the author of a thesis on transfers of technical cooperation development projects to developing countries . With considerable field experience in Europe and Africa, Dr Neun has managed projects and major programmes for German and European technical development agencies. He is also skilled in negotiating with governments, donors and international institutions. In addition, he has a wide-ranging knowledge of rural development, food security and natural resource management issues. Our readers will be pleased to hear that the new director also has hands-on experience of agriculture while still very young he worked on his family s fruit and vegetable farm in Germany. Before taking the helm at CTA, Dr Neun was employed as advisor in the Middle East department at Germany s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).