Dr Holger Kirscht
Dr Holger Kirscht is an Integrated Gender Expert in the Social Science and Impact Assessment (SSIA) Unit. Holger holds a PhD and an MSc in Social Anthropology from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. Previously, he was an Advisor at the Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF), of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (GIZ), Bonn, Germany. Prior to this, Holger served as a social scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Cameroon, and as a gender focal point for the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program (CRP) that was led by IITA, and for the Roots, Tubers and Bananas CRP. He has also developed and managed research projects including the development of gender trainings. He is a member of the CGIAR Gender Research Network.