Birgit Pickel

Chair appointed by BMZ

Birgit Pickel has more than 20 years of experience in international cooperation, including 12 years in management positions with a regional focus on West-and Southern Africa, thematic focus on global health, pandemic preparedness, one health, water and sanitation, and biodiversity as well as civil society, civic engagement, and international volunteering.

She has lived and worked in the USA, South Africa, Zambia, short-term missions to Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Cameroon, and Yemen.

She holds a MA in Political Science and a postgraduate certificate in Development Studies. She speaks German, English, and French.

Her current position is Director Global Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and One Health at Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

She is a member of the Board Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria), the Trust Fund Global Financing Facility, the Chair Supervisory Board Legacy Landscapes Fund.