Joachim Roth joined NALAS in October 2015 as an integrated expert of the German International Cooperation (GIZ/CIM) and is since August 2021 a regular member of the Secretariat. His tasks as an EU Project Officer are centered in the positioning of NALAS vis-a-vis EU institutions and other relevant entities. He has more than 20 years of profesional experience with emphasis on democratization and descentralization processes, good governance and state modernization working for the German International Cooperation and EU institutions in Europe and abroad. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and a postgraduate degree and Ph.D. in Political Science and Law from Aix-en-Provence University in France.