Nadja Nickel

Project Manager, Country Lead Germany, The Democratic Society, Berlin Germany


Nadja Nickel is the Country Lead Germany of the Democratic Society. Her work focuses on ensuring citizen participation in decision-making and building bridges between sectors to find innovative solutions to current challenges, including populism and climate change. Previously, Nadja was the Managing Director of WithoutViolence, a non-profit advocacy agency for the social sector. At WithoutViolence, she applied lessons learned from behavioral science to solutions-focused advocacy on the issue of violence prevention. In past positions at GIZ, she advised former Federal President Köhler in his role on the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Nadja holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, Sweden.