Jo Havemann

CEO, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Researcher, Trainer

Languages: German, English, Swedish, French, kiSwahili

  • Consultant & Trainer since 2012
  • Co-founder at AfricArXiv
  • PhD in Developmental Biology


Short bio

With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Jo Havemann is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management. Her work experience covers NGOs, a science startup and international institutions including the UN Environment Programme. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening global science communication in general – and with a regional focus on Africa – through Open Science.



  • regular training practice since 2012
  • certified instructor (German Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  • PhD in Molecular Biology
  • Founder and editor at (2011-2016)


Selected Publications



Blog articles

Perspectives on Science Communication (blog on this website)

African Perspectives – Founder & Editor (2011 – present) | (n>100)

#defyhatenow – a peacetech approach to mitigate mass violence in South Sudan (2018)

Africa celebrates Girls in ICT Day (2012)


Scientific articles

Tennant, Jonathan P.; Becker, Bruce; de Bie, Tanja; Colomb, Julien; Goglio, Valentina; Grigorov, Ivo; Hartgerink, Chris; Hartley, Ricardo; Havemann, Johanna; Kramer, Bianca; Madan, Christopher R.; Masuzzo, Paola; Matthias, Lisa; Schlatter, Monika; Steiner, Tobias; and Vos, Rutger (2019) “What Collaboration Means to Us: We are more powerful when we work together as a community to solve problems,” Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 11 : Iss. 2 , Article 2.

Tennant, J.P.; Crane, H.; Crick, T.; Davila, J.; Enkhbayar, A.; Havemann, J.; Kramer, B.; Martin, R.; Masuzzo, P.; Nobes, A.; Rice, C.; Rivera-López, B.; Ross-Hellauer, T.; Sattler, S.; Thacker, P.D.; Vanholsbeeck, M. Ten Hot Topics around Scholarly Publishing. Publications 2019, 7, 34.

Tennant, J., Beamer, J. E., Bosman, J., … Havemann, J., … (2019, January 30). Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development.

Özhan-Kizil G, Havemann J, Gerberding M (2009). Germ cells in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis depend on Vasa protein for their maintenance but not for their formation. Dev Biol. 327(1):230-9.

Havemann J, Müller U, Berger J, Schwarz H, Gerberding M, Moussian B (2008). Cuticle differentiation in the embryo of the amphipod crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis. Cell Tissue Res. 332(2):359-70.

Scherfer C, Karlsson C, Loseva O, Bidla G, Goto A, Havemann J, Dushay MS, Theopold U (2004). Isolation and Characterization of Hemolymph Clotting Factors in Drosophila melanogaster by a Pullout Method. Curr Biol. 14(7):625-9.


Brochure articles

UN Indigenous Youth Caucus Report (2011): Situation Analysis on Indigenous Youth Participation – submitted at EMRIP 2011

UNEP (2010) – UNFCCC Review: Examples of Adaptation Strategies across Africa


ORCID: 0000-0002-6157-1494 
Github: johav
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  • Berlin, Germany