Björn Richter

Björn Richter is heading the Digital Transformation Cluster of Global and Sector Programmes of German Development Cooperation. Together with his team of experienced tech-experts, he is implementing the global digital development agenda of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. They aim to facilitate a human-centered digital transformation with all partners of the digital ecosystem while utilizing digital technologies for leapfrogging. Jointly with twelve EU member states, European Commission, tech-companies and civil society they are also facilitating the D4D hub as “Team Europe” approach on digital development projects. Before engaging in digital development he was working ten years in the media business, experiencing the impacts of digital transformation. Afterwards, he joined German Development Cooperation and was advising senior representatives of partner countries in the ASEAN and SADC Countries as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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