Anita Benassi

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Anita Benassi


Anita Benassi is a sociologist (diploma) with a strong connection to sustainability. Her focus: how do we motivate people to actively participate in shaping sustainable development?

Since 2008, she has regularly worked for German development cooperation, e.g. in Peru, Ghana and the Philippines. The participation of marginalised groups in political decision-making processes, adaptation to climate change, innovation and the green economy were on her agenda. Especially in the Philippines, in the megacity of Cebu, she has actively contributed to sustainable urban development.

Here in Germany, she has primarily worked on studies, concepts, participation processes, evaluations and network building on sustainable tourism, regional development, circular economy, food crafts, innovation and sustainable mobility in rural areas.

As project manager, she is looking forward to building up a Germany-wide TINK network for the establishment of transport bike rental systems and thus contributing to an intensive networking of TINK municipalities and stakeholders and thus to the bicycle traffic turnaround.