Adrien Specker

Project Officer

Since April 2022, Adrien is a Project Officer at the World Resources Forum, where he works on projects related to the development of sustainable management of plastic and e-waste, especially in Africa for the German development cooperation (GIZ GmbH) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Adrien holds an MSc in Environmental Systems and Policy from the ETHZ. In his master’s thesis, he studied the plastic waste stream from electrical and electronic waste in South Africa. The research, supervised by EMPA and in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, was mainly done on-site and Adrien lived in South Africa for almost half a year. During his master’s degree, Adrien also worked as a consultant in the field of plastic and electronic waste.

Adrien has a BSc in Geosciences and Environment with a specialization in Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne.
During his studies, he went for one year in Canada and researched the social impacts of mining and fracking.