Where we work
Bernd Steimann is a PhD / MSc geographer and has been working in the field of sustainable development since 2004. Before joining Helvetas in 2011, he led several research projects on rural development and resource use in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan and examined the Swiss political debate around the Millennium Development Goals. At Helvetas Bernd supports and advises various projects and local partner organisations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe in advocacy and policy dialogue with decision-makers in politics, business and civil society. At the same time, he represents Helvetas in several political campaigns in Switzerland and coordinates regular exchanges with parliamentarians.