Dr. Mahsa Motlagh

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Schwerpunkt: Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Diplomatie

Raum: 1.002 / Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn

2013-2018 – Ph.D. (Dr. Agrar.) in Water Resources Management and Diplomacy
University of Bonn, Germany
Topic: Prospects of Transboundary Cooperation among the Eastern Nile Riparian Countries: Case of Experimental Game Application

2009-2012 – Master of Science in Agricultural Science and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS)
University of Bonn, Germany

1999-2003 – Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Development
University of Tehran, Iran

June 2019-now
Postdoc researcher in transdisciplinary research for sustainability
„Digitainable“ Project: Digitalization and Sustainability
Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research – Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB), Bonn, Germany.

Feb 2017-June 2019
Senior Researcher, project coordinator, and lecturer
Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

June 2016 & 2017
Water Diplomacy at Harvard Law School and MIT, Boston.

June 2015-December 2015
Visiting Researcher
Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO)/ Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Research Assistant
Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Research Assistant
Global Water System Project (GWSP), at ZEF (the Centre for Development Research), University of Bonn, Germany. 

Student Assistant
Employer Faculty of Agriculture, ARTS program, University of Bonn, Germany. 

Research Assistant
Employer Natural Resources Economics department of ZEF (the Centre for Development Research), University of Bonn, Germany.

Dates 2005-2007
Project Consultant
Employer Yekom Consulting Engineers, Water Resources Engineering, Tehran, Iran.

  1. Motlagh, M. (2019). Capacity development for transboundary water cooperation: Application of role-playing behavioral simulation games. Empowering Hydro-diplomacy, Water Research Center, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
  2. Motlagh, M (2018). Prospects of simulation in decision-making scenarios for transboundary negotiation. Hydro-diplomacy Workshop, Workshop Publication, IHE Delft, De Hauge
  3. o Motlagh, M., Bhaduri, A., Bogardi, J. J., & Ribbe, L. (2017). The Role of Trust-building in Fostering Cooperation in the Eastern Nile Basin: A Case of Experimental Game Application. The Journal of Natural Resources and Development (JNRD), 7, 73-83.
  4. Motlagh, M. (2017). Migration: A water suitcase. (ISSN2366-7257) Journal of Development and Cooperation (D+C), 8.
  5. Motlagh, M. (2017). Role of water diplomacy in transboundary cooperation in the Nile: Application of experimental games. 5th Nile Basin development forum 2017 theme: investing in Nile cooperation for a secure water future. Kigali: NBI.
  6. Motlagh, M. (2017). Formation of transboundary trust environment to promote cooperation: Stakeholder Mapping Approach. Nile Basin Discourse Summit (NBDS): Integration and Inclusion: New Ideas for collaboration in River Basins Management Policies and Practices. Entebbe, Uganda: NBI.
  7. Motlagh, M. (2016). Design of natural resources governance training for undergraduate education. Water and Environment in the New Millennium: Education and Capacity Building. Tehran: University of Tehran.

Der Förderer

Das Forschungsprojekt „Digitainable: Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit“ wird gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).