Prof. Dr Claudia Warning

Honorary Professor for Development Cooperation


Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
claudia.warning [at]
debuyser.warning [at]

Sankt Augustin

Grantham-Allee 20
Appointments upon e-mail request.



“NGO Business Strategies and Organization” 
in the MBA Program CSR & NGO Management at Campus Rheinbach

Focus Topics

International Development Cooperation and NGO Management

  • social business/ economy of the poor
  • micro-credits
  • the role of civil society
  • lobby and campaigning work, fundraising

Curriculum vitae

Professor, Dr.  Claudia Warning

Born on 17 December 1962
in Troisdorf, Germany

Since May 2018, Professor Claudia Warning has been the Director-General for the department Asia; Southeast and Eastern Europe; Middle East; Latin America; Civil Society; Churches at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Her Directorate-General is responsible for technical and financial cooperation with the BMZ's partner countries in the said continents.  

For thirteen years, from 2005 to 2018, she was a member of the Board of the German Protestant development agency Bread for the World within the Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung and of its predecessor organization, the Church Development Service. Within the Board, she was responsible for International and Domestic Programmes in more than 90 countries. Ex Officio she was also Executive Director of the Protestant Association for Cooperation in Development (EZE) and of Service Overseas (DÜ), she chaired the Board of the College of the Ecumenical Study Institute in Bochum (ÖSW) and she was also a member of the Board of the Bread for the World Foundation. 

Claudia Warning has vast experience in development from her work in various governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the Karl Kübel Foundation for Child and Family, where she served on the Board from 1999 to 2005; the German Commission Justitia et Pax, the Federal Ministry of Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE, now a part of GIZ); 

From 2005 to 2009, she chaired the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid Non-Governmental Organisations (VENRO). She served a total of eight years on the VENRO Board.  Other bodies of which she is, or was, a member include: the board of trustees of the German Development Institute; the governing body of the GEPA fair trade organization; the board of Kaiserin Augusta Victoria Foundation; the board of the Evangelische Jerusalem-Stiftung; the board of the Brussels-based European umbrella organization of Protestant aid agencies, APRODEV; the board of the Anna Huberta Roggendorf foundation; the board of the Dr. Ilse Maria Ehmann foundation; the Indienhilfe Siegburg Prem Sadan Board and others.

Professor Warning studied geography in Bonn, Germany, and in Pune, India. In July 2012 she became an honorary professor at the International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) of Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Professor Warning has published many papers on development issues, among them on participatory urban development, environmental and resource protection, and savings and loan systems. 

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


Publications on development policy issues, including participatory urban development, environmental and resource protection, savings, and credit.

List of publications (de) [PDF]