Author page for Burkhard Gnärig


Burkhard Gnärig is Executive Director and co-founder of the Berlin-based International Civil Society Centre. From 1998 to 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of the International Save the Children Alliance, earlier serving as CEO of Greenpeace Germany and Terre des Hommes Germany. Previously, he was a field director in Papua New Guinea for the German Development Service. He has been a chair and member of the boards of CSOs in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, India, Korea, and Japan. He is the author of The Hedgehog and the Beetle – Disruption and Innovation in the Civil Society Sector (2015).


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The Future International Civil Society Organization

Burkhard Gnärig

An interview with Burkhard Gnärig, the Executive Director of the International Civil Society Centre, about the current landscape of international civil society organizations (ICSOs) and what they must do to adapt to a world filled with new challenges and opportunities.