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The AWO International office in Berlin has 18 employees. The team is responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, carries out development education and public relations work and advises members on the implementation of their own projects abroad.


Ingrid Lebherz

Executive Director
E-mail: ingrid.lebherzprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de 
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 772
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Kathrin Zimmermann

Finance & Administration
E-Mail: kathrin.zimmermannprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de 
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 771
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Eva Beuerlein

Assistant to the Management
E-mail: eva.beuerleinprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de 
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 771
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Communication and educational work in Germany

Miriam Druba

Public Relations
E-mail: miriam.drubaprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de  
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 364
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Lara Röscheisen

Education and Awareness Programs
E-mail: lara.roescheisenprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 364
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Lydia Guba

Members and Fair Trade
E-Mail: lydia.gubaprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de 
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 364   
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571  

Humanitarian Action

Felix Neuhaus

Head of Humanitarian Action
E-mail: felix.neuhausprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 232   
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Paola Petruccelli

Project Manager Humanitarian Action: Central America and South Asia
E-mail: paola.petruccelliprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 765
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Richard Gutmann

Project Manager Humanitarian Action: East Africa and the Middle East

E-mail: richard.gutmannprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de 
Tel: +49 (0)30 25294 020
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

David Starke

Programme Coordinator Humanitarian Action/Ukraine
E-mail: david.starkeprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25293700
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Alina Kozitska

Project Manager Humanitarian Action: Ukraine
E-mail: alina.kozitskaprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25293 700
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Miriam Kopp

Project Manager Humanitarian Action: Flood Germany and South East Asia
E-mail: miriam.kopp@awointernational.de 
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 364   
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571  

Development Cooperation

Kerstin Grimm

Head of Development Cooperation
E-mail: kerstin.grimmprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 232
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Sabita Neuhaus

Project Manager Development Cooperation: South Asia & East Africa
E-mail: sabita.neuhausprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25294 020
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Sylvia Vitense-Weichert

Project Manager Development Cooporation: South East Asia
E-mail. sylvia.vitenseprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 765
Fax. +49 (0)30 25292 571

Marius Zynga

Project Coordinator Development Cooperation: Central America
E-mail: marius.zyngaprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 765
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

Celia Krauthausen

Project Manager Development Cooperation: Central- and Mesoamerica & Education and Awareness Programs
E-mail: celia.krauthausenprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Tel: +49 (0)30 25292 765
Fax: +49 (0)30 25292 571

AWO International Regional Offices

The regional offices coordinate the programmes and projects of AWO International. They support the local partner organisations and ensure the quality of the work through regular project visits and monitoring.

Regional Office Central America and Mexico


Karin Eder

Director Central America & Mexico 
E-mail: karin.ederprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +502 2212 9908; +502 2434 6834

In Guatemala City, 8 colleagues coordinate our projects for Central America and Mexico. The focus is on safe migration and inclusive disaster risk reduction.


Regional Office South Asia


Surendra Gautam

Director Regional Office South Asia
E-mail: surendra.gautamprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +977-(0)1-5527058

The nine-member team of the AWO South Asia Regional Office coordinates our projects in Nepal, Bangladesh and India from Kathmandu.


Regional Office South East Asia


Stefan Bepler

Director Regional Office South East Asia
E-mail: stefan.beplerprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.com

Our Southeast Asia Regional Office is located in Manila, Philippines. The nine-member team coordinates humanitarian and development projects in Indonesia and the Philippines.


Regional Office East Africa


Nora Rehmer

Director Regional Office East Africa 
E-mail: nora.rehmerprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de 

Six colleagues in Kampala coordinate humanitarian aid, disaster preparedness and development cooperation projects in Uganda.


Country Office Ukraine


Anton Plaksun

Programme Manager Ukraine

E-Mail: anton.plaksunprotect me ?!awointernationalprotect me ?!.de

The four-member Ukraine team of AWO International works from Berlin and Kiev and coordinates the emergency aid projects with local partners in Ukraine.



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