Anika Schmidt

Current Position
Doctoral Researcher

Current Research Focus
The Impact of New Agricultural Extension Approaches on Technology Adoption and Farmers’ Livelihoods – Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Tunisia

Research Interests
• Rural development
• Agricultural value chains: Smallholder integration, ICT, PPPs
• Rural and agricultural finance: Access & use of formal financial services
• Youth employment

Professional Experience
04/2017 - 01/2018 Technical advisor & project manager at GIZ Agricultural and Rural Finance & Employment for Sustainable Development Programmes, Uganda
11/2015 - 03/2017 Junior technical advisor & project manager (public private partnerships) at GIZ Agricultural and Rural Finance Programme, Uganda
04/2015 - 10/2015 Intern at GIZ Agricultural and Rural Finance Programme, Uganda
05/2014 - 08/2014 Research intern at Community Development Resource Network, Uganda
04/2012 - 07/2013 Project initiator and coordinator, I.E. No. 82944, Cajamarca, Peru
04 - 05/2011 Marketing intern at Castrol do Brasil Ltda, Brazil
07/2008 - 03/2012 Business and management trainee at BP Europa SE: Public relations, HRM, and marketing, Germany

M.Sc. Development Practice, Trinity College & University College Dublin, Ireland (2015), Topic of Dissertation "Labour Market Outcomes and Their Determinants of University Graduates in Uganda; The Case of 2013 Business Administration Graduates From Makerere University Kampala"
B.Sc. Business Science and Management, Nordakademie, Germany (2012)

Since 2014 Board member and project coordinator of Sonrisas Andinas e.V.

2013 & 2014 Scholarships from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2012 GIZ scholarship “Practical work experience worldwide”

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