Andreas Beckermann

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Andreas Beckermann is a senior policy advisor with 31 years of experience in development cooperation, including development finance, specialised on private sector development and economic policy. He is advisor to the Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He works on investment in Africa and prepared the German contribution to the G20 Investment Summits - Promoting German-African Business Relations under the Compact with Africa (2018, 2019).

For together 12 years, Mr. Beckermann headed the bilateral development programmes with Morocco, South Africa, and Indonesia, at the respective German Embassies. A trained economist and alumnus of the German Development Institute, he has previously worked on financial systems development, development policy of the European Union, principles of migration and development, as well as on extractive industries and development.

Business and Peace - A Partnership for Making Money and Making Peace?

Session 23Translate

Economic development is important for peace. But the link between economic action and peace building is not automatic. Can we develop “win –win situations” where businesses can make money and contribute to peaceful societies?

Andreas Beckermann is a senior policy advisor with 31 years of experience in development cooperation, including development finance, specialised on private sector development and economic policy. He is advisor to the Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He works on investment in Africa and prepared the German contribution to the G20 Investment Summits - Promoting German-African Business Relations under the Compact with Africa (2018, 2019).

For together 12 years, Mr. Beckermann headed the bilateral development programmes with Morocco, South Africa, and Indonesia, at the respective German Embassies. A trained economist and alumnus of the German Development Institute, he has previously worked on financial systems development, development policy of the European Union, principles of migration and development, as well as on extractive industries and development.

Business and Peace - A Partnership for Making Money and Making Peace?

Session 23Translate

Economic development is important for peace. But the link between economic action and peace building is not automatic. Can we develop “win –win situations” where businesses can make money and contribute to peaceful societies?

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.

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