Christian P. Schneider

Doctoral Researcher

MA, International Relations and Development Policy, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 2020
BA, Political Science and History, Trier University, Germany, 2018
British, German
Contacts +49 351 7999 3814

Christian Philip Schneider is a member of the Joint Junior Researcher Programme (Doctoral Dissertation) of UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden.

Christian's research project is funded by UNIDO ITPO Germany and focuses on barriers to the adaptation and implementation of innovations related to environmental resources (water-soil-waste-energy) in Sub-Saharan Africa. This research concentrates on collaborative activities between German and Sub-Sahara African enterprises with the aim of implementing these innovations. Prior to joining UNU-FLORES, Christian has worked in international development, assisting the research and policy arm of the German Development Institute (DIE), as well as the Monitoring and Evaluation activities of several developmental projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. This work has provided him with practical experience in the collection of data, applied field research, and the measurement of a project’s output. He is experienced in researching actors, problems, and strategies in relation to development in Africa, national development policies of European states, and the role of Rising Powers in international development. In his research, he likes to combine different methods and disciplinary approaches.

Research Interests

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • innovation diffusion
  • International relations


  • Student Research Assistant, German Development Institute (DIE)

Conference Proceedings

  • Hammersen, Lara, Carolin Rosenberg, Christian Schneider, and Marie Welling. 2020. “Reviving the Ancient Silk Road – Concepts, Actors and Perspectives. Confucius-Institute at the Free University of Berlin, June 28-29, 2019.” ASIEN 154/155 (Januar/April 2020): 154-156.