Nathalie Rücker


Short Bio

Prior to joining CRISP in August 2018, Nathalie worked in the field of human rights education in Berlin, designing and implementing educational projects and trainings for the capacity building of different actors working with refugee communities.

Nathalie is passionate about bridging political education and community empowerment in Germany, focusing on diversity, gender and migration. As a trained conflict mediator, she has been involved in alternative dispute resolutions and building common ground between local civil society actors.
Previously, Nathalie has worked in conflict analysis and community-based protection in refugee emergencies with the emergency team of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva. She has worked in SGBV awareness raising and youth health education in Namibia; in capacity building on social justice and children rights in South Africa; in human rights advocacy in Germany, in human rights monitoring in German development policy and in an after-school education advancement program for girls in Germany.

One of the recurring drivers in her work is connecting how human rights approaches and conflict transformation can complement one another both practically and conceptually.  

Nathalie holds a Master degree in Public International Law and International Politics and a Bachelor degree in Political Science, minoring in Law, Sociology and Peace and conflict studies.

Personal Focus

Human rights and conflict transformation; Nexus of migration, flight and gender; Diversity and inclusiveness; Community-empowerment; Post-colonial approaches to development work

Regional Focus

Europe; Southern Africa (Particularly: Southern African Development Community)

Language Skills

English, German and French (fluent); Portuguese and Oshiwambo (basic)