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Position: German Director

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Hagen Ettner is the German Director of the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development. He holds this position in GIZ China since the opening of the Center in May 2017.

He joined GIZ in 2005 and served in several positions in Berlin and Eschborn before moving to Tajikistan in 2012. There he worked in a flagship economic development programme which focussed on agricultural value chain development, rural inclusive growth and economic resilience. From 2015 he headed the British-German co-funded programme.

Hagen studied political sciences in Mannheim and Ekaterinburg/Russia and holds a Master’s degree.