Research Associate

Kai Koddenbrock

Kai Koddenbrock is a Research Associate with the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin. His research interests include state-building in Africa, humanitarian assistance and migration and integration policy.

Kai worked as consultant to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York and contributed to a study on the Effective use of foreign military assets in international natural disaster response with the case studies of Haiti, Mozambique, Indonesia and Pakistan. Prior to that he interned at the OCHA Policy Development and Studies Branch where he worked on the humanitarian assessment mission of UN Security Council sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also interned at the Central-America and the Caribbean Section of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and at Gardegi, a Togolese development NGO. From 2001 to 2002 Kai was a social worker in a Camphill-School for handicapped youngsters in Hermanus, South Africa.

His commentary featured on the BBC and in the journal Context. His publications include Smart Sanctions against Failed States – Strengthening the State through UN Smart Sanctions in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Saarbrücken 2008) and the forthcoming European Commission and United States governance of the LRRD-challenge (Washington D.C. 2009)

Kai holds a Diploma in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau, Germany, and studied Political Science at the University of Passau and the Free University Berlin. In support of his studies and work experiences, he received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), the Carlo-Schmid Programme and the ASA-Programme.

Languages: German, English, French and Spanish