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Janis Wicke, M.A.

 

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Project Manager
(CEval GmbH)
E-Mail: j.wicke(at)ceval.de
Telephone: +49 (0)6 81 - 387539 - 77
   
Office hours: By appointment
Address:
CEval GmbH
Dudweiler Landstrasse 5
66123 Saarbruecken
Area of responsibility: Contract research
Main areas of emphasis:
Development cooperation
sustainable supply chains and certification, 
Education
Qualitative methods

Professional Career

Since 11.2019 Project Manager, CEval GmbH, Saarbrücken
05.2018-02.2019
Intern, einhorn products GmbH, Berlin/Penang, Malaysia
09.2016-04.2018 Student assistant, BMBF Nachwuchsgruppe "Bioökonomie und soziale Ungleichheiten", University Jena
06.2017-08.2017 Intern, Sawit Watch Indonesia (Palm Oil Watch Indonesia), Jakarta/Zentral-Kalimantan
10.2015-10.2016 Student assistant, DFG Research project "Wissenschaftliche Unterstützung professioneller Handlungsfelder im Umgang mit Kindeswohlgefährdung", University Kassel

Education

10.2014-04.2018
Master studySociology M.A., Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
10.2010-06.2014
Bachelor study Social Economit, University Hamburg
06.2009 A-Level Laurentius Gymnasium Neuendettelsau

 

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On-going Projects

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Policy Analysis for the Evaluation of the German Climate Change Adaptation Strategy2/20213/2024Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Project Manager: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus

Contact Person: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth, Laszlo Szentmarjay, M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

The German Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Deutsche Anpassungsstrategie an den Klimawandel, DAS) and the associated Action Plans (APA I to III) provide the national policy framework for adaptation to climate change in Germany. However, also at the sub-national level, many stakeholders contribute to increasing adaptation capacity and reducing vulnerability to climate impacts, for example the federal states, municipalities and other non-state actors.
The second evaluation of the German Adaptation Strategy aims to answer, among others, the questions where Germany stands with adaptation, whether enough is already being done or whether more targeted, efficient measures are still needed in some areas, how the various actors cooperate and where there is still potential for improvement. Progress on adaptation in Germany, also at sub-national level, will be highlighted and needs for action identified. The results will contribute to the further development of the adaptation process in Germany.
CEval GmbH is conducting the evaluation commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) together with adelphi (Berlin) and a group of national adaptation experts. The main focus of CEval GmbH is on supporting the further development of the evaluation concept and methodology, the implementation of the actual evaluation applying a multi-method design and the updating of the handbook developed in the course of the first DAS evaluation on suitable methodological procedures for the evaluation of adaptation strategies.

Impact analysis of the project "Kita im Aufbruch: Prozessbegleitung Richtung Nachhaltigkeit"[Kita im Aufbruch – Process support for sustainability in education]9/20202/2022Landesbund Vogelschutz Bayern e.V. (LBV)

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Contact Person: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

The State Association for the Protection of Birds in Bavaria e.V. (Landesbund Vogelschutz, LBV) is implementing the environmental education project "Kita im Aufbruch – Process support for sustainability in education" between November 2020 and March 2022. The aim of the project is to contribute to the structural embedment of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in early childhood care by process support for selected Bavarian day-care centers. The CEval GmbH will conduct an impact analysis of the project. By means of a before-and-after survey of day-care center staff, parents and day-care center operators, the impact of the project on the competencies of the pedagogical staff and the quality of educational offers as well as pedagogical processes in terms of ESD will be investigated. In addition, the CEval team will further analyze to what extent the project contributes to a holistic transformation of the learning and teaching environment towards a structural embedment of ESD in the daycare centers. In addition to pedagogical concepts, this also includes the areas of sustainable procurement and catering in the sense of a sustainable menu. In order to be able to clearly assign observed effects and impacts to the interventions of the project, the impact analysis is based on a quasi-experimental design including comparison groups (daycare centers without participation in process support) into the survey. The team will combine, qualitative and quantitative survey methods in the process of data collection.
Development of a Monitoring- and Evaluation Concept for the Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit e.V. [German Foundation for International Juridical Cooperation]9/20201/2021Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

The German Foundation for International Juridical Cooperation e.V. (IRZ) supports partner countries in the development and consolidation of constitutional and market-economy structures on behalf of and with funds from the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) since 1992. Among the approximately 25 partner states are new EU member states and accession candidates as well as other states in Southeast Europe, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. The foundation supports these states in particular in the protection of human rights as well as in the areas of rule of law and justice, civil and commercial law, public law, criminal justice and European law.

The CEval GmbH supports IRZ in the development of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation concept for the Foundation's program line financed by the BMJV. The service includes the operationalization of the target system of IRZ by means of suitable indicators and the development of a data collection plan. This includes conducting an inventory of IRZ's existing instruments harmonizing them with the new M&E concept. Within the framework of the implementation of the M&E concept, CEval GmbH will carry out a three-day capacity building training for the IRZ staff and accompany the test implementation of the monitoring instruments. Finally, the results of the development process will be documented in a handbook with hints for the practical implementation of the M&E concept.
Central project evaluation of the project Competitive African Cashew Value Chains for Pro-Poor Growth8/20206/2021Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Staff: M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

The cashew value chain offers African producer countries interesting opportunities to create jobs, increase farm and national income and improve food security. So far, however, little use has been made of these potentials. The yields of African producers, at 300 to 550 kilograms of raw nuts per hectare, are far below those in India and Vietnam, and the processing capacities and labor productivity of the processing factories are still too low, so that only a small portion of the raw nuts are processed in the African producer countries. The project "Competitive African Cashew Value Chains for Pro-Poor Growth" of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH supports the expansion and intensification of the cashew value chain in the six countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Mozambique and Sierra Leone. The project is based on four levels of action: (i) improving the supply of high-performance seeds/seedlings through research and educating producers through training and consulting, (ii) advising processors of cashew nuts and by-products to improve process efficiency, (iii) intensifying business relations and exchange between all participants in the value chain, and (iv) promoting national and regional framework conditions by advising the relevant ministries and intensifying regional exchange between all actors. The CEval GmbH was commissioned by GIZ with the central project evaluation. The evaluation will be based on the OECD DAC criteria and thus examine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability and coherence of the project implementation.

Methodologically, the evaluation will be based on the available quantitative secondary data of the project and will be extended by the collection of interviews and focus group discussions with project managers, stakeholders and target group representatives. Due to the current corona pandemic, the project will be implemented as a remote evaluation. The evaluators of the CEval GmbH will work together with local consultants in the African countries who will carry out the data collection in the field.
Evaluation of Individual Projects of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)4/20197/2021Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus

Staff: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth, M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) is funding initiatives regarding (i) climate protection, (ii) adaptation to the impacts of climate change, (iii) conserving natural carbon sinks and (iv) the protection of biological diversity in developing and newly industrialising countries on a project basis. Overall, the IKI now includes almost 600 individual projects and 2.8 billion euros in funding. The IKI focuses on climate protection which comprises almost half of the projects. There was a first evaluation conducted between 2010 and 2013 that included 115 projects. Within this evaluation, a full survey of the projects completed or almost completed by 2011 was realised. The current initiative aims at the evaluation of the further projects completed by the end of 2019. The individual project evaluations consist of detailed analyses on the basis of the OECD’’s DAC criteria as well as other project specific criteria. In terms of the impact chain, the focus lies on the analysis of the inputs, outputs and outcomes. Higher-level impacts are analysed on the basis of the reliable information available at the point of evaluation.

Former Projects

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Development of a systematic set of social inequality indicators in the context of German development cooperation9/201911/2019Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

In the context of of the Sustainable Development (SDG 2030) goals, the United Nations have placed the reduction of social inequalities at the center of international development politics. Against this backdrop, altering social inequalities has gained importance in the field of German development cooperation. The evaluation of the impact of developmental projects on social inequalities requires a set of specific and valid indicators.

CEval has compiled a set of social inequality indicators and developed a systematic approach to categorize the indicators by vertical and horizontal dimensions of inequality, sectors and operational level. CEval has developed the adaption of relevant indicators to the context of german development cooperation and the projects of GIZ.
Evaluation of refugee projects supported by the Representative of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration4/20193/2020Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Contact Person: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge, M.A. Niklas Zierke, M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

In 2019, 25 refugee projects were supported by the Representative of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration in three areas, i.e. strengthening volunteers in refugee assistance, empowerment and prevention of violence, and political and social participation. The funding aimed at contributing to an improved integration of refugees in Germany. The goal of the evaluation was to assess the goal achievement, efficacy and efficiency of the funded projects and to develop recommendations for future funding of such projects. At the same time the evaluation was to support the projects in setting up and implementing a results-based monitoring system. The evaluation was designed as an accompanying evaluation with formative and summative elements. It also involved a capacity building component. In terms of methodology, the evaluation relied on a mix of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Among others, a document review, guided interviews, focus group discussions as well as an online survey were conducted.
Scientific support of an impact analysis of the project “egal war gestern” (towards sustainability at vocational schools)6/20188/2019Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern (LBV) e.V.

Project Manager: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Contact Person: Dr. Vera Hennefeld

Staff: M.A. Sandra Bäthge, M.A. Janis Wicke

Description

The Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern (LBV) e.V. implemented the project “Towards sustainability at vocational schools” in the school term 2018/19 for the second time. It aimed at mobilizing the youth for matters of sustainability. More precisely, the project was geared towards students at Bavarian vocational schools who find themselves in the important period of professional orientation. The goal was to direct their attention to sustainability questions and to strengthen their awareness of those issues. To achieve this goal, the students were expected to independently implement projects in their respective schools in order to contribute to a more sustainable school life. The project was subject to an impact analysis, which was jointly implemented by LBV and CEval GmbH within the context of an accompanying evaluation. The purpose was to determine whether the intended effects of the project were actually achieved, that is, whether the attitudes and behavior of the participating students actually changed in relation to sustainability matters and whether those matters are more readily integrated into the everyday life at Bavarian vocational schools. In terms of methodology the analysis was based on a standardized survey before and after the project with both the participating students and a comparison group of students. Furthermore, guided interviews with the teachers who support the students in the implementation of their projects were conducted before and after the project.
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