Research Associate - Project Coordination

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Training Joana Albrecht studied “Organic Agricultural Sciences” (BSc) at the University of Kassel in Witzenhausen and finished her MSc “International Area Studies” at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Saale in March 2017.

During her studies in Witzenhausen, Joana Albrecht supported the summer schools organized by DITSL and worked as a student assistant at the Tropical Greenhouse of the University of Kassel in Witzenhausen. Since then she also works as a guide, educating public visitors, scholars and students in the Tropical Greenhouse.

Since 2016 she is involved in several project activities and conference organisation at DITSL. Currently, she is also coordinating the project “Postdoctoral fellowships for African researchers in the engineering sciences” at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Kassel, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Research Her main interest is in transdisciplinary research and collaborative learning especially in small-scale low input systems.
She conducted her MSc thesis at DITSL within the research project Reload: Reduction of Post-harvest Losses and Value Addition on “Facilitating stakeholder processes for improved collaboration in the small-scale dairy sector in Nakuru County, Kenya”.
Experience abroad
Joana Albrecht lived and worked in Argentina for one year, did internships in the agricultural field over several months in Syria and Tenerife, and conducted fieldwork in Kenya for three and a half months.