testimonial Your work has been highly appreciated! It fulfilled the FDFA's fullest expectations and delivered an evaluation of  the highest quality. One of the outcomes of the work has been to elucidate more clearly what we are doing next and what it is all about."
Mô Bleeker –Head Task Force for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of Atrocities - Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs


This is just a note to thank you personally for assisting ZIF in our evaluation and strategic planning. I was impressed by the depth of the evaluation covering both the thematic and organisational aspects of the work. Your personal insights were refreshing, extremely candid and very useful. I appreciate it when a consultant challenges the status quo and can guide us down new directions that we had previously not seen. Your passion for what you do is evident in all calls, meetings and emails. I really feel that you managed to become one of the team and that makes all the difference."
Almut Wieland-Karimi - Director - Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze (ZIF)


Alexander's consulting met our immediate need of disentangling our approach and digging deeper into the underlying challenges facing our work: client focus, internal organisational processes and service provider function of the unit. He found constructive methods that were sensitive to the working context, developing upon the work to date, and highly supportive to a changing team. He met all with great humour and spirit. The resulting concrete and practical recommendations have guided and steered our further development and direction in risk assessment & conflict sensitivity. "
Patrick Koop - Head of Peace & Conflict Advisory (PCA) Unit - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Afghanistan


Alex has delivered an excellent peacebuilding and conflict transformation course over the years. His energy and enthusiasm has opened up a complex field to new students. His ability to present complex ideas with both great humour and sincerity shows his passion for peacebuilding. All students have been extremely complimentary of the course with some being inspired to follow future careers in peacebuilding. The course remains an essential element of our work."
Prof. Dr. Hanns-D. Jacobsen - Chairman - Studienforum Berlin e.V.


I was sceptical at first about taking a systemic approach to strategising about corruption but once we got started, I found that it was an excellent method to use. Alex guided the whole organisation through different sessions to crystallise the individual component strategies and continued to base input upon clear real-world examples. Overall, a very successful series of consultations with excellent results. I have and can recommended him to other colleagues and partners."
Yama Torabi - Director/Integrity Watch Afghanistan - Member of Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee


Austin Consult delivered a clear and robust evaluation of our training programme in the rule of law. They identified the best approach linked directly to our capacities and worked consistently in partnership to deliver an excellent evaluation. Going beyond this, the cooperation was highly attentive and it was a very sincere pleasure to work together. Many Thanks for the sterling work."
Leopold von Carlowitz - Project Manager / Rule of Law Training Program - Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze (ZIF)


Alexander's excellent training and experienced facilitation skills are of great value for our trainings. I was impressed by Alexander´s capacity to explain and simplify complex concepts and to structure them within a coherent framework. He has a very engaging and personal style, which captures all our participants ... even if the group dynamics are getting complicated he stays calm and open to keep in touch with the individual participant."
Roland Büth - Academy for Conflict Transformation / Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD)


Alex´s "can do" attitude, high professionalism, robust knowledge on conflict transformation and his dry sense of humour make working with him a rich learning experience and great fun."
Cordula Reimann - core. consultancy and training in conflict transformation


We have been working with Alexander for many years in different capacities. His sound advice and consultancies from feasibility studies to training has meant that we are in a much more strategic position to  tackle issues on the ground in peace and conflict processes. He has consistently displayed a 'can do' attitude and has met and surpassed the challenging objectives that we have set for him.
Jochen Neumann – Executive Director – Kurve Wustrow


I do appreciate the energy and the breathtaking speed of your reactions, … It is excellent work in particular regarding the starting point at which you had nothing but some thin hints ... great outcome!
Rainer Nolte – Director – Dialogue Section – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations - IfA

Alex with great determination and creativity helped to establish a much more systematic approach to review and identify ways forward to develop the network and capacity building component of our work. He brings with him stimulating analytical skills as well as a principled and valued approach to peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Amongst other qualities, I greatly appreciated his commitment to work with a variety of stakeholders. Through his dedicated and determined work, we made considerable progress in developing network strategies and problem solving.
Peter van Tuijl - Executive Director - GPPAC Network (European Center for Conflict Prevention)


Alexander has provided zivik with a competent, resourceful, cost-effective and professional service and has consistently met the deliverables in accordance with the agreed deadlines and budgets
Peter Mares – Director Zivik Civil Conflict Resolution Programme - Ifa