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Meet the Team

The CONNEX Support Unit is operated by a team of being responsible for the Unit’s day to day activities and the implementation of the support.
Please get in touch with any questions, concerns or need for information you may have.


Torge Hamkens, Advisor CONNEX Support Unit

Torge Hamkens has been advising the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on the resource governance issues, in particular the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the G7 CONNEX Initiative since 2015. Previously, he worked in a GIZ Regional Project on Mineral Resources for Development in Central Asia (Kazakhstan), GIZ’s liaison office to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for a Member of the German Federal Parliament. He holds a law degree from Cologne University and is a qualified attorney in Germany.