At D+C/E+Z, we are proud of our international network of authors. It is particularly important to us to be a platform for voices from the global south. Some authors contribute on a regular basis, others don't. Here you can find information about the people behind the contributions.

Birgit Pickel


contributed to D+C/E+Z in 2023 as the director-general in charge of African affairs at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

All articles of Birgit Pickel

German policy

Germany values respect, reciprocity and alliances

The BMZ response to James Shikwati’s criticism of its Africa strategy

Our Contributors