Dr. Ralph ELSAESSER

Moderator

Freiberuflich / Selbstständig, Freelancing Consultant, CEO Geo-Solutions, Geo-Solutions Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

Skills

Information Systems
IT Development (C# .Net)
ICT in Agriculture
Disaster Risk Reduction
Geomatics
Information Management
Web Development (ASP.Net)
GIS
Climate Change Adaption
Modelling
Database Development
Transboundary Water Management
Integrated Water Management
Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau
Integrierte Wasserwirtschaft
Water Master Plans
Operational Flood Management
Remote Sensing
Télédétection
Water Balancing
Bilans d'eau
Wasserbilanzierungen
Decision Support Systems
Gestion d'Information
Training
Organizational Development
Millenium Goals
Adaption au changement climatique
Transport (Roads & Rivers)
Gestion de Transport fluvial et routier
QGis
MapServer
Flood protection
Protection contre les crues
Hochwasserschutz
Web Development ASP .Net
ArcGIS
ArcServer
PostgreSQL
Experience in 28 African 5 Asian and Caribbeancoun
Digital transformation
Digitale Transformation
Digital Governance

Timeline

Professional experience for Ralph ELSAESSER

  • Current 1 year and 5 months, since Apr 2021

    Development of the AU Continental Digital Agriculture Strategy

    African Union - EU funded

  • Current 22 years and 8 months, since Jan 2000

    Freelancing Consultant, CEO Geo-Solutions

    Geo-Solutions Freiburg

  • Current

    Head of Services

    Geo-Solutions Freiburg

    Freelancing consultant

  • 5 months, May 2021 - Sep 2021

    Development of the COLEACP SmartTech Agriculture Strategy for 78 ACP countries

    COLEACP

  • 4 years and 5 months, Aug 2016 - Dec 2020

    ICT4Ag Expert

    COMO Consult

    ProEcon 3 : Introducing ICT tools to enhance the competitiveness of contract farming in Mozambique. • Dissemination of knowledge on ICT tools for contract farming in Mozambique. • Identification and specification of useful ICT solutions for selected value chains. • Assistance to ProEcon partner firms during implementation of selected ICT solutions. • Building local ICT capacities: Assisting local ICT companies in the development of innovative ICT solutions for the agricultural market.

  • 4 months, Apr 2020 - Jul 2020

    ICT 4 Live Stock Management

    GIZ

    Desk study: ICT & Livestock management • Investigating ICT systems for optimizing livestock management; • Market analysis of innovative ICT solutions.

  • 4 months, Jan 2020 - Apr 2020

    Analyst ICT4Ag

    PLANTIVO

    Precision farming • Automating agricultural machinery through ISOBUS standard. • Based on satellite-NVDI images, application plans for fertilization are derived and translated into ISO 11783 to remotely control tractors via various open and brand-proprietary protocols.

  • 7 months, Oct 2019 - Apr 2020

    ICT for Small-Scale Irrigation

    GIZ

  • 4 months, Dec 2017 - Mar 2018

    WASH & IT Expert

    Hydrophil

    Development of the Management Information System for the water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH) • MIS design, key indicator framework. • Asset management, benchmarking system • Develop, pilot test and roll out the implementation of the MIS. Development of manuals, user training

  • 2007 - 2008

    Senior Expert Geomatics, IT Dev. and IWM

    DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency)

    Implementation of the national water information system SNIEAU (Burkina Faso) Evaluation of offers; negotiations with the companies; monitoring of implementation process; supervision at DGRE over a period of 1 year after project implementation • Conferences and seminars with all participants

  • 2007 - 2008

    Senior Expert IT & Web Development

    Worldbank

    Dem. Rep. Congo Design and implementation of a Web based information system hosting the international organizations and their input on the water sector RDC (programs, projects, intervention). Decentralized data management, proprietary data sets, individual download (PDF, Excel)

  • 2007 - 2008

    Senior Expert for Spatial Technologies & IWM

    AFC Consultants

    Transboundary Water Management, Congo-basin Specification and Implementation of Web based information systems supporting the international commission of the Congo-Oubangui-Sangha basin (CICOS) in its transboundary water management. (Postgres, .Net, ArcGIS, Registre de la flotte, Training...)

  • 2005 - 2008

    Senior Expert for Integrated Water Management, Remote Sensing and GIS Developm

    GOPA / EU

    Technical assistance at DGRE / Burkina Faso. Development of database- and GIS based tools for the creation and monitoring of the water master plan (PNAEPA). Monitoring tools for the Millennium Development Goals. Support to decentralisation.

  • 2000 - 2008

    Senior GIS Developer

    Kast & Partner

    Concept and implementation of the GIS-based River Rhine Information System for Dike Safety and Flood Protection. Development of expert modules for risk analysis and hazard management; Concept and design of data model, spatial databases, hydrological and geo-technical databases (Oracle/GeODin).

  • 1999 - 2002

    Senior GIS Developper, IWM Expert

    GTZ (German Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit)

    “DILG-gtz program towards an integrated Water Resources Management”, Phillipines. Concept and implementation of a water information system. GPS integration. (MapObjects, Delphi)

  • 1997 - 2001

    Senior GIS Developper & IWM Expert

    AHT Group

    Water Sector Planning Support at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation Jordan / Digital Balancing Model for Water Resources Management; Dev. of a national Rainfall/Runoff-model; Training

  • 1995 - 2001

    Senior Expert for Integrated Water Management

    AHT Group

    National Water Master Plan Tunisia "Économie d'eau 2000" Development of computer-based tools for national water master planning. Digital water balancing model. Reservoir optimization model

Educational background for Ralph ELSAESSER

  • 4 years and 7 months, Sep 2011 - Mar 2016

    Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg

  • Applied Geoinformatics

    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  • Berufsakademie Ravensburg

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

  • German

    First language

  • Portuguese

    Basic

Wants

Interesting projects interfacing IT with Water
Agriculture & Environment

Interests

Family
Children
Hiking
Canoeing
Traveling
Africa
Mountains
International Politics
International Cooking
Culinary Trips
Wine
Soul
Funk
MTB

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