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.
Juliane Weymann joined the CONNEX Support Unit in January 2017. For the past five years, she was based in Monrovia, Liberia, working for the GIZ Resource Governance Programme in West Africa.
Juliane has a background in political science with a focus on governance and development politics and is looking forward to use her experiences for the successful implementation of CONNEX support.