Kathrin Lorenz is Director of the Division Governance & Conflict at the GIZ in Eschborn. She has extensive experience international development cooperation including short- and long-term assignments to Asia, Latin America and the MENA region. Prior joining the Governance and Conflict Division, Kathrin worked in Palestine with leadership positions for the GIZ Country Office and the Governance Portfolio of GIZ. Her fields of expertise are peacebuilding, fragility and governance. During her career, Kathrin also worked for the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin and as a free-lance consultant with a focus on advisory support to programmes in conflict and crisis. Kathrin holds a PhD from the University of Potsdam in International Relations.