Sigrid Janssen
German Language Training / Rural Development & Humanitarian Assistance

About Me

I am a German national and was born and raised in Aachen, Germany. After finishing school I first did vocational training for two years in agriculture and dairy farming, which allowed me to participate in a year-long exchange programme with the Future Farmers of America an experience I valued greatly. I later graduated in International Agrarian Economics and did a master's degree in Natural Resource Management.

University Education

University of Kassel. Witzenhausen campus
Bachelor in International Agrarian Economics (Diplom-Agrar Ingenieurin)

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Master of Science in Natural Resource Management (MSc)
With special focus on Rural Development, Project Analysis, Impact Analysis and Soil Management

University of Geneva, Switzerland (in Partnership with Fordham University New York, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Center for International Health and Cooperation)
International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance

Selected Additional Training and Qualifications

  • Quality Management. Introduction of QM systems, internal QM monitoring (2007)
  • Project Management (2007)
  • Role and Competencies of Consultants (2007)
  • Organizational and Change Management (2008)
  • Capacity Works Programme Management (2010)

Language Skills

  • German (native speaker, level C2)
  • English (Fluent, level C1)
  • French (Fluent, level B2)
  • Spanish (Fluent, level B2)