Bodo Ellmers is Policy and Advocacy Manager at Eurodad, a network of 47 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction.
Bodo joined Eurodad in 2009 as Policy and Advocacy Officer. He is now leading Eurodad’s work on debt, financial governance, and responsible financing. This involves research and advocacy, coordinating members and liaising with partners. Before he took over this portfolio, he was in charge of Eurodad’s work on aid and governance for several years, leading among others the campaigns on the OECD aid effectiveness process and the UN Development Cooperation Forum. Before Bodo joined Eurodad, he was the Policy Officer of “Deine Stimme gegen Armut”, the German branch of the Global Call to Action against Poverty campaign which is hosted by the national NGO platform VENRO. He also worked as an independent advisor for different civil society organizations such as Concord, VENRO, Global Policy Forum Europe, WEED, and for the UN Millennium Campaign. Bodo has studied political science and development economics at Free University Berlin.