New head of PST secretariat: Linda Schraml


New head of PST secretariat: Linda Schraml

Former head of the Partnership Secretariat Noor Naqschbandi hands over to Linda Schraml.

Linda Schraml has been part of the GIZ sector project "Sustainable Consumption", which also includes the Textiles Partnership, since the beginning of the year. Over the past 15 years, Linda Schraml has worked at the interface between the private sector and development cooperation - for GIZ and other organisations. Among other things, she has worked for GIZ in Ethiopia, where she gained insights into production facilities and global textile supply chains.

As head of the Partnership Secretariat, she is responsible for member management and committee work, piloting of projects, communication and the cooperation network.

Linda Schraml: "I am very pleased and excited about the work in the Textiles Partnership. In the last few weeks, I was able to get to know the team, the representatives of the Steering Committee and already some members. A constructive dialogue with and within the membership is very important to me and I hope that we can continue the good work of the last few years together and in a goal-oriented way."

The GIZ programme "Sustainable Consumption"

The German Federal Government has been working for social and ecological supply chains for years and has launched, among other things, the multi-stakeholder initiative Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, the government certification label Green Button and the platform Siegelklarheit. These three instruments are now combined within GIZ in the programme "Sustainable Consumption".

This creates a system that - for companies and consumers - provides even more clarity about requirements and aligns them with each other. In addition, duplications are avoided and more commitment can flow into the impact on the ground.

The expert colleagues from the previous projects form a pool of experts and now contribute their expertise across instruments, for example on circular economy, climate protection, grievance mechanisms, living wages or gender equality.

Noor Naqschbandi, as programme manager of the sector project can concentrate on the management of the overall project. His task is to ensure that the instruments interact in a meaningful way and that synergies are created for all sides.

Short biography of Linda Schraml

Linda Schraml has worked in development cooperation for many years, including in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Mali and Brazil. Graduated in regional sciences, she has been with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH since 2015 and was, among other things, coordinator of the Global Business Network in Ethiopia and component officer in the Business Scout for Development programme. In January 2023, the 43-year-old moved to the GIZ programme "Sustainable Consumption", where she heads the Secretariat of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. Linda Schraml comes with many years of experience in cooperation with private sector development as well as in organisational development and sustainable supply chain management.