The Hon. Dirk Niebel

Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development

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Biography

The Hon. Dirk Niebel is a Former Federal Minister of Economy Cooperation and Development of Germany. He was born in Hamburg on 29 March 1963 and during his youth Niebel lived for one year in a Kibbutz in Israel. Followind this, he graduated from the German College of Public Administration in Mannheim and finished his studies in 1993 as Diplom-Verwaltungswirt (similar to a Master of Public Administration degree). In 1990, he joined the FDP and was co-founder of the Heidelberg division of the Junge Liberale. Niebel has been a member of the Bundestag within the Parliamentary Group on Labor Policy and in addition a Member of the group of German-Israeli Parliament. From 2002 to 2005, he was chairman of the State group of Baden-Württemberg in the parliamentary group of the FDP. In addition to his previous professionals and personals activities, from 2000 to 2010, Niebel served as the vice president of the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft (German Israeli Society). In January 2011, Niebel met with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and signed a joint Declaration of Intent aimed to increase bilateral cooperation in effort to assist developing nations, agreeing to work towards the rehabilitation of the contaminated Lake Victoria in Kenya.

Creative Approaches for Simultaneous Secure of Biodiversity, Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development in Example of Kavango-Sambesi-Transfrontier-Conservation-Area (KAZA)

A Lecture by the Hon. Dirk Niebel, Former Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany

The Berlin International Economic Congress
"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"

(Berlin; March 5th-7th, 2014)
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