The MSP Institute is a small organisation but with a broad network of experts and specialists; and we cooperate with various organisations (see projects).



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Dr Minu Hemmati, Berlin, is a co-founder and a member of the MSP Institute,
and working on individual projects 
as an associate of the organization.

Minu is a clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Organisational and Environmental Psychology. 1992-1998, she served as assistant professor at the University of the Saarland, Germany, focusing on social and environmental psychology and gender studies. Since 1998, she has been working as an independent advisor with NGOs; governments; international agencies; women’s networks; corporations; and research institutions. 

Minu is focusing on transformation processes towards sustainable development, gender equity, and good governance. Her work includes designing, facilitating and coaching change processes that use dialogue and multi-stakeholder partnerships; leadership development; training and teaching; and research and advocacy on participation and on gender issues. She has wide experience with multi-stakeholder processes at all levels; facilitating a diversity of meeting formats for small and large groups; international policy-making on sustainable development and related issues; local and national level implementation; as well as evaluation in the field. She has published two books and co-authored another, and written over 50 articles, book chapters, and reports.

Minu is as Senior Fellow of EcoAgriculture Partners, a co-founder of GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice, and serving on the Jury of Swiss Re’s International Resource Award. She was instrumental in setting up the SEED Initiative, co-coordinated the Stakeholder Implementation Conference and the Generative Change Community, and recently led the Climate Dialogue project. Her website is at

Contact: minu.hemmati(at)


Since February 2018, Anna Holthaus is the project coordinator of our work on “Gender and Chemicals Beyond 2020”.

Anna holds a Masters degree in Governing Sustainability from the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany, and a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences from Leuphana University, Lüneburg. In her master thesis she analyzed the relevance and integration of gender issues in the german degrowth movement.

She was a Board Member of Young Friends of the Earth Germany from 2012-2014, the youth representative on the scientific advisory board of Friends of the Earth Germany from 2014-2016 and co-founder of “GeNaWerk” – a young network for gender and sustainability – in 2016.

Contact: anna.holthaus(at)


Board Members

The Board of the association includes three people who, in their personal capacity, provide guidance to the MSP Institute’s work: Ulrike Röhr, Marianne Henkel, and Dr. Markus Sperka.