Elke Giacomozzi is the executive director of the Afro-Asian Institute. She represents the AAI in various committees and networks, maintains contact with partners and donors and leads the AAI team. Elke studied Industrial Design and Sustainable Development Cooperation. She can draw on many years of experience in the NGO sector, especially in working with children and young people as well as in adult education in the area of global and intercultural learning. She experienced development policy practice through internships and field visits in the Philippines, Peru, Nepal and India.
Study and Counselling Manager
Astrid Schmid is in charge of student counselling and support. She is a contact person for OWS students and organizes extracurricular training courses and (re-)integration measures and supports the network of OWS alumni. Astrid studied Political Science in Salzburg and Paris with a strong focus on migration. She appreciates intercultural encounters and is also active in the field of civic education.
astrid.schmid (at) aai-salzburg.at
0043 (0) 662/841413-12
Education and Project Manager
Elisabeth Feldbacher is in charge of the educational programme and public relations at the AAI since September 2017. She is responsible for the conception, development and implementation of the educational programme as well as the press and PR work. Elisabeth studied Socio-Economic Geography with main focus on Uneven Development. Before her studies, she gained valuable experience in a fair-trade organization in Luxembourg within the framework of an European Voluntary Service. During her foreign semester, she did research on ecological topics in Guatemala and, along her studies, worked for many years as an education speaker.
Carolina works as an assistant at the AAI since January 2016. She is responsible for administrative tasks like the database maintenance and managing the press and other archives. Furthermore, she contributes to the preparation and organization of events and projects. Carolina studied Translation and Interpreting in Spain, her working languages are Spanish, English and French. She has also several years of experience as a language teacher and translator / interpreter and has participated in different social initiatives and NPOs with emphasis in socio-political aspects of Latin America and Spain.