Dr. Annabelle Houdret

Research programme: Environmental Governance

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Political Scientist

Work areas:

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Since 2012: Seminars on environmental and water policies for the DIE postgraduate programme
  • 2013: Supervisor of Master theses at the Universities of Kassel and of Paris
  • 2005-2007: Conducted seminars in international relations and development policy at the Institute for Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2003: Trainer in conflict management and peacebuilding, Swiss Development Cooperation, Kathmandu/ Nepal


since 1/2018German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Research Programme "Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability"
1/2012-12/2017German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, department "Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources"
2009-2011Adelphi Research, Berlin
Senior Project Manager environmental policies and development cooperation, Head of the department „Water and Wastewater“
2005-2007Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen
2005-2008University of Duisburg-Essen and University Paris 8
PhD in Political Science, thesis: conflicts over water in Morocco
2008-2009Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Consultant Maghreb Round Tables
2007Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Consultant security and development in the Maghreb region
2005-2008Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, CIRAD, Montpellier and SIRMA project (Water Economy in Irrigation Systems of Northern Africa)
PhD student
2004Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn
Research fellow Water, Development and Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Region
2003Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Kathmandu, Nepal
Conflict and Peacebuilding Advisor
2002Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin
2000-2001Université Paris 8
Master (Maîtrise de Science Politique)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces