Journalist, Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany
Born 1963 in Cologne, Germany, Monika Hoegen studied Political Science, German Literature and History and started to work as a journalist with the Cologne-based newspaper „Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger“ in 1986. She later worked for this newspaper as editor and deputy chief editor until 1995.
For more than six years, Monika Hoegen also works as moderator, PR-consultant and Media and Communication Trainer, also focusing on development and development cooperation. She conducts these projects and trainings for many national and international organisations, such as Deutsche Welle Akademie/German Radio Academy, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), German Development Service (ded) and InWEnt gGmbH (Capacity Building International Germany).
Monika Hoegen works in German, English, Spanish and French.