President of Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
Bärbel Dieckmann studied philosophy, history and social sciences at the University of Bonn. From 1994 to 2009, she was Mayor of the City of Bonn and is a member of the Social Democratic Party. Since 2009, she has been a member of the board of trustees of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF). The focus of her political work has been on youth, family and education issues and, increasingly, on environmental and development policy. Internationally, Dieckmann served as executive president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) between 1999 and 2003. From 2005 to 2009, she chaired the World Mayors Council on Climate Change. Since 2008, she has been president of Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, an honorary position.