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Christiane Bögemann-Hagedorn is a German lawyer and currently Deputy Director-General for North Africa, Middle East, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe and Latin America of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ).
Since beginning her career with the Ministry, she has mainly focused on cooperation and development policy strategy and development in Africa. As Head of the Directorate of Civil Society, Economic Policy and the Private Sector, she steered the shift in German development policy towards non-governmental actors, including private enterprise, and helped achieve more prominence for SME development, employment and inclusive green growth on national and international development agendas (G20). She gained further experience of development policy through foreign postings in Mexico and Sudan.
Christiane Bögemann-Hagedorn studied law and ethnology. Her doctoral thesis examined cultural change within an indigenous group in Mexico based on research she conducted in the field.