Friday, 25 November 2016

Conrad Schetter elected as member of the Supervisory Board of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe

The General Assembly of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe met in Berlin on 24 November and elected a new voluntary acting Supervisory Board. Professor Dr Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC, will be the first member to represent peace and conflict research in the Board.

Conrad Schetter. Photo: JRF e.V.

“Violent conflicts and famines are often closely interlinked. Here, Welthungerhilfe is doing an excellent job under extremely difficult circumstances in enabling those to survive who are the poorest of the poor”, Conrad Schetter underlined after his election.

Bärbel Dieckmann was re-elected as President of the Welthungerhilfe, just as Professor Dr Joachim von Braun, Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn as Vice President. Besides Conrad Schetter, Rita Lanius-Heck (member of the committee of the German Rural Women's Association) and Amadou Diallo (Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight) were elected as new members of the Board that is composed of seven members. Norbert Geisler und Dr Tobias Schulz-Isenbeck (Member of the Board, Limbach Gruppe SE) were also re-elected.

"Conrad Schetter ins Präsidium der Deutschen Welthungerhilfe gewählt" (Press release, in German)