Hans Dieter Seibel is a professor emeritus at Cologne University. He is specialized on microfinance and microbanking, linkages between formal and informal finance including digital linkages, agricultural development bank reform, SME development, M&E, and sociocultural system research. In the 1980s, he designed the linkage banking program with GTZ, FAO and APRACA and was team leader of the first pilot project in Indonesia. In 1999-2001 he was Rural Finance Advisor at IFAD and author of its Rural Finance Policy.
Sandra Holzherr’s expertise includes planning, conceptualizing and implementing programs and projects for organizational and human resource development, both in the private and public sector.
As founding member of the work group Communal Development Policy in Baden-Württemberg and with her commitment to implement administrative structures and processes for sustainability in local governments, she links global and local activities and brings together business and public administration on both the strategic and operational level.