The VCD team

Organizational description | 01 September 2015

Merten Sievers, VCD and Entrepreneurship Coordinator





 
Merten is the Value Chain Development and Entrepreneurship coordinator in ILOs Small and Medium Enterprises Unit. He holds a degree in Economic Geography (Hamburg and Madrid), and a Diploma in Development Management (Berlin). In his current position Merten is responsible for 3 teams in the SME unit that manage: (i) the Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) entrepreneurship and management training programme, (ii) ILO's work in Value Chain and Market Systems Development, including the lab, a project on Market Systems development for Decent Work, and (iii) ILO's work in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development, and Entrepreneurship Education, Know About Business (KAB). Combined, the teams backstop more than 70% of ILO's technical cooperation activities in the area of enterprise development with activities in more than 70 countries. Merten speaks English, Spanish and German and has good working knowledge of French, Portuguese and Italian.
 

Other team members working on VCD-related topics:

Daniela Martínez, Steve Hartrich and Callie Ham
(the lab) and Nadja Nutz