Mr. Matthias Niggel

gonzalesChief Advisor
Environment and Rural Development (EnRD) Program


Matthias Niggel graduated with a business degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He has extensive experience in agricultural projects in the Philippines. He headed for several years the Strategic Corporate-Community Partnership for Local Development Program (SCOPE), a joined initiative of GIZ and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), linking Philippine-based companies and local producers. Thereafter he worked in the private sector to establish an agricultural distribution company. Matthias Niggel re-joined GIZ in 2012, coordinating, among others, GIZ Philippines’ corporate partnership program. Since May 2014, Matthias Niggel is Chief Advisor of the Environment and Rural Development (EnRD) program and implements the EnRD component on ‘Support to Rehabilitation of Yolanda-affected Areas’ on behalf of the German Government.


Session 3D: Identifying Agricultural Safeguard Areas—A Practical Example of a Climate Change Adaption Measure