Kathrin Kohl works as a Advisor in the area of sustainable consumption. She is responsible for the planning, conception and implementation of international projects.
As part of a project by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Kathrin supports the Philippine government in strengthening its capacities and institutionalising the implementation of Green Public Procurement (GPP). In addition, she works on the implementation of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) and sustainable water and waste management policies for the Indian railway system. This project is supported by the EU-SWITCH Asia II Initiative. Within the framework of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 EU research program, she is working on a project named Eco-Bot, where strategies are developed to reduce energy use by consumers in the context of the digital transformation. In the project SocialRES, she is developing policy recommendations to foster socially innovative strategies for empowering citizens in the renewable energy market.
Prior to joining adelphi, Kathrin worked on several Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of crowd funding, renewable energies and start-up financing. Among other things, she has worked on the potential of crowd funding to finance projects in the field of renewable energies and has written corresponding policy recommendations. In addition, she advised a social enterprise that specialized in the rental of children's clothing and recycling as part of the circular economy. Kathrin worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, where she was responsible for the implementation and analytical evaluation of a field study in the area of risk management and microinsurance in Ghana.
Kathrin holds a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Public Governance (M.A.) from the University of Applied Science in Berlin. She began her studies as part of a sports academic scholarship at the University of Memphis, USA. There, she studied international management and played on the university’s tennis team. She then completed a Bachelor in International Business (B.A.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. As part of her master's thesis, she focused on the challenges and gave recommendations on implementing a microinsurance model for the children's rights organization Save the Children in Nepal.