The Programme Management Centre of the NCCR North-South is responsible for the coordination of research, reporting, publication and other programme activities. It is hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment of the Department of Geography at the University of Bern.

For a detailed look at the organisational structure and methodological concepts of the NCCR North-South, please consult the Progamme Management website at

Executive Committee


Hans Hurni

Urs Wiesmann

Thomas Breu
Programme Coordinator

Management Staff


Karl Herweg
Education & Training

Urs Balsiger
Financial Administration

Claudia Michel
Knowledge Sharing

Anne Zimmermann
Advancement of Women
Career Building

Marlène Thibault
Publications Editing

Tina Hirschbühl
Communications Officer

Eva Maria Heim
Outcome Monitoring

Administrative Staff


Barbara Vollenwyder
Management Assistant

Barbara Willi
Administrative Assistant

Technical Staff

Simone Kummer

Ahmed Fedail
Web and Database Development

Emmanuel Heierle
Information Technologies