Dr. Adrien Detges
Senior Advisor

Adrien Detges is a Senior Advisor at adelphi. His research and consulting work focus on climate change and resource governance, and their relevance to foreign, security and development policy.

Adrien has planned and managed research and consulting projects for national and international clients, including assessments of climate and security risks in different parts of the world, and evaluations of preventive measures. He is responsible for the development of online interactive tools and data-driven solutions for researchers, development practitioners and policymakers.

An experienced researcher, Adrien possesses strong analytical and communication skills, is familiar with a wide-range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and has a solid foundation in statistics and data science. Through his interdisciplinary work, he has acquired technical knowledge in political science, economics, geoinformatics, climate science and anthropology. Adrien has regional expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Adrien has taught at Freie Universität Berlin, and conducted research into climate change, adaptive capacity and armed conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. His work has been published in leading academic journals, such as Nature Climate Change. He has also worked as a geographic information systems (GIS)-analyst in the planning department at NOTUS Energy, where he coordinated the systematic integration of geographic data services into the development of wind farms. Adrien has held student jobs at various university research institutions, and was involved in projects on European foreign and security policy, and macroeconomic policy in the MENA region.

Adrien wrote his dissertation on quantitative conflict analysis at Freie Universität Berlin, where he also obtained a "Diplom" (MA equivalent) in political science. He spent a year abroad at Sciences Po in Paris, France, and also studied econometrics at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. He was awarded the state of Berlin’s Elsa Neumann Scholarship and a scholarship from the FAZIT Foundation.

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