Catherina Hinz, born in 1965, is the director of the Berlin-Institute for Population and Development. Previously, she worked for eight years as a project manager at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH leading a global programme on the follow-up process of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 1994). She has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of information, communication and advocacy on development issues with a special focus on population issues and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Between 1997 and 2011 she worked for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung in Hanover and Berlin, in her last position as director of communications and advocacy. She studied German literature, African history and South Asia studies at the Universities of Hamburg and Heidelberg. After working as a junior editor at “der überblick”, a quarterly on development cooperation and international relations, in Hamburg from 1993 and 1994, she worked for two years as a research associate at the South Asia Institute of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin being part of a research project of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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