Matthias Krötz

Function: Technical Advisor
Phone: +251(0)944327472
E-Mail: matthias.kroetz(at)

Key expertise

Small arms and light weapons control; conflict-sensitive approaches, risk and security analysis, arms trade, pastoralism and natural resource management.

(Academic) education / CV:

BA 2012, MA 2014

Matthias studied Political Science at the University of Bremen and International Studies / Peace and Conflict Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt/ Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, focussing on the crossroads between arms imports and the onset of civil wars in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining BICC, Matthias worked as a consultant for different programmes of the German development cooperation in Ethiopia. Currently, Matthias is the seconded SALW Control Advisor to the African Union Defence and Security Division.

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