Regina Bauerochse Barbosa appointed new GIZ Ghana Country Director

Accra, Jan 22, GNA –
GIZ Ghana has announced the appointment of Regina Bauerochse Barbosa as its new
Country Director.

She takes over from
Mr. Alan Walsch, who now heads GIZ Malawi operations.

Having served in
various senior leadership positions within GIZ for the last 20years, Mrs.
Bauerochse Barbosa brings to the position a strong understanding of
international cooperation and development and is focused on continuing GIZ’s
role in supporting sustainable development in Ghana. Prior to her appointment,
she was the global head of Corporate Security at GIZ.

She also headed
GIZ’s West Africa and Mediterranean and Middle East Divisions and served as
Country Director of El Savador.

Mrs. Bauerochse
Barbosa is quoted in a press release as saying, “Over the last few decades,
Ghana and Germany have fostered a strong foundation in international
development and cooperation in the areas of strengthening good agricultural
practices, technical skills development, good governance and sustainable
economic development. 

“I am pleased and
honoured to be in Ghana at a time when the country is seen as being one of the
fastest growing economies in Africa; together with our partner organisations,
the commission parties, and the Government of Ghana, we as GIZ look forward to
collectively creating socio-economic opportunities, whilst developing
fit-for-purpose sustainable solutions to support opportunities for investment
and job creation in the country.”

She expressed
delight with the good work GIZ is doing in the country and said she looked
forward to meeting all stakeholders that continued to contribute to the
successful cooperation between GIZ Ghana, its partner organisations, and the
Ghana Government.

She gave the
assurance that GIZ Ghana and its partner organisations would continue to find
innovative ways to improve and sustain its other portfolio areas in public
finance, renewable energy and peace and security.

Mrs. Bauerochse
Barbosa attended the prestigious University of Heidelberg where she obtained a
bachelor’s degree in Russian and French and a graduate diploma in Social

She is fluent in
German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, with a basic knowledge of

As a provider of
international cooperation services for sustainable development and international
education work, GIZ is dedicated to building a future worth living around the

It has over 50 years
of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and
employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

The diverse
expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the
German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private
sector and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services.

GIZ works with
businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering
successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and
areas of activity.

The German Federal
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is its main
commissioning party.

Currently, GIZ
promotes sustainable development in Ghana via about 50 programmes and projects.

Its’ activities
cover currently four priority areas: Economic Development, Agriculture,
Governance and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Additionally, its’
portfolio extends to other areas such as environment, peace and security.

Another focus of
GIZ’s work is linking business interests with development-policy goals.

Most of the
programmes and projects we support in Ghana have successfully brought together
national and international private companies, the public sector, and civil
society groups to collaborate on development initiatives.