THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STORY
Team EUSGThe EUSG team has a longstanding expertise in the field of strategic management planning and an excellent reputation for its sensitive and intercultural experienced interaction in highly complex, uncertain, as well as post-conflict settings.
Dr. Stephanie Plön
Dr. Stephanie Plön is a marine biologist specializing in the biology, ecology and health of whales and dolphins (cetaceans). Stephanie has studied in Germany, the UK, South Africa and New Zealand, investigating various aspects of cetacean trophic ecology, life history, population genetics, health and anatomy.
Stephanie earned her PhD in 2005 and for the past 12 years she has collaborated widely, published numerous scientific articles, supervised a number of postgraduate students and gained work experience in a natural history museum, research institute and a university. Stephanie is currently the manager of the Ocean Health group at the Earth Stewardship Research Institute (ESSRI) at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. She is the co-founder of the Ocean Health lab.
Partnership Building/ Senior Advisor
25 years of bridging lives, cultures, problems, solutions, hopes and ambitions, throughout the Arab region and the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Through market research in Egypt, workers‘ and water rights in Palestine, communities, local authorities, entrepreneurs in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Benedetta Oddo has experienced the joy and the frustrations of a journey that has finally given her the privilege of seeing and supporting the current radical and ongoing critical changes …
No matter where or whom she was working for – the UN, Governments, NGOs, Multinationals – to her, the only driving force for holding off discouragement and fatigue has always been the people and their struggle for a better life.
Consultant/Trainer/ Project Manager
joined EUSG in 2008 as the person responsible for the Executive Education Programs for European policy training.
Since 2012 she has been working as a consultant and project manager for different projects in the field of environment, sustainability and resources. Her methodological focus lies on scenario-based strategic planning and foresight with EIDOS.
She is an EIDOS trainer and responsible for the regular Open Eidos Training courses. She studied Geography with a focus on developmental aid and regional development and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA).