Monika Soddeman

Monika has more than 17 years of experiences in Capacity Development in international organisations. She is certified as a Systemic Organisational Developer and Coach. She has worked as an associated professional officer for the United Nations in Rome where she has been involved in project management for higher education. She continued her career with GIZ (German Development Organisation) in Germany as project manager in the area of Technical Vocational Training and in the E-Learning sector. During the merger of three development agencies, she had the role of a process facilitator for teambuilding, strategic development and developing the mission statement of GIZ. She spent four years in Tanzania where she trained trainers of small and medium size companies. She holds a degree in Adult Education from the School of Higher Education in Germany and a Certificate of the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Monika has a passion for connecting people from different backgrounds. At GIZ she helped to build the E-Learning center and managed the capacity building courses for E-Learning worldwide. As a facilitator, executive coach and trainer on management skills in Germany, Tanzania and Ethiopia, she has worked for a variety of international organisations, both in the profit and non-profit sector.

Areas of Expertise

  • Learning and Development
  • Training
  • Group Facilitation
  • Strategy Development
  • E-learning
  • Team Building
  • Management and Leadership Development
  • Capacity-Building
  • Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Development
  • Carrier Coaching

Certifications and Other Tools

  • Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany: Certificate for Advanced Training in Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Scientific Institute for Consultancy and Communication Paderborn, Germany:
    • Certificate Systemic Organisational Development
    • Master of Systemic Coach
  • University of Applied Science Furtwangen, Germany;
    • Certificate: Expert for New Teaching and Learning Technologies
    • Certificate Virtual Teamwork

Country Experience

Ethiopia, Tanzania, Germany, Italy, France


  • Diploma in Adult Education at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany


English, French, German