Iris Schöninger

Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer

Dr Iris Schöninger is Senior Advisor for development policy at Welthungerhilfe in Bonn. She is an expert in value chains and business-related projects in the context of food security. A political scientist, she has worked for the aid organisation for over fifteen years, and is currently also a member of the advisory board of the Cotton made in Africa initiative. Before that she was in charge of the Millennium Villages Project, was for many years spokeswoman for the VENRO campaign ‘Your voice against poverty’ and worked for the United Nations Volunteers programme and the German development service in Niger.

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Sustainable Cotton

Sustainable Cotton

Interview with Iris Schöninger

Dr Iris Schöninger is a policy adviser in the policy department of Welthungerhilfe in Bonn. For several years she has also been working with the Advisory Committee of the ‘Cotton made in Africa’ initiative.

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The young need a future

The young need a future

By Iris Schöninger

In 2030 one in every three people looking for work will come from Africa. Today decent work is still a rarity on the continent, but developing the rural areas can solve the problem.

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