Qian Mingyu

Team Leader

As Team Leader of GIZ Waste Management and Circular Economy Team, Mr. Qian Mingyu is responsible for leading the team projects, implementing and coordinating project activities as well as monitoring the outcomes of the team. Also, he is in charge of communicating with European and Chinese partners.

Mingyu has extensive experiences working in various institutes for more than ten years. Before joining the NAMA Project, he served as a senior engineer in the China University of Petroleum (Beijing), and as the Senior Project Manager in the GIZ Biomass Utilization Project from 2009 to 2014.  He joined in the project in 2017 and provided technical support in fields such as waste management, renewable energy and climate change as a senior technologist.

Mingyu holds a master’s degree in fermentation engineering and two bachelor’s degrees in biotechnology and environmental engineering. Now, he also serves as the biogas expert of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Liu Xiao

Project Director
PhD, associate researcher
Dr. Liu Xiao joined IWM NAMA project in 2019 and is currently the Project Director responsible for overall implementation coordination and monitoring of the  project. Besides, as Senior Technical Advisor to the Waste Management and Circular Economy team, she provides technical support in the field of integrated municipal waste management and low carbon development.
Dr. Liu Xiao received her Ph. D. in environmental engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012. From 2012 to 2017, she worked as a consultant on municipal solid waste management policies and strategies in a national research and consulting organization; 2017-2019 in her postdoctoral phase, she worked on industrial development and scientific and technological innovation at the TUSPARK . Her participation and contribution to the technical advisory services for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank endowed her with rich experience in international cooperation.

Hou Jingyue

Technical Advisor

As the project technical advisor, Jingyue has a master’s degree in “German as foreign language” at the Julius-Maximilians Universität, Würzburg and a bachelor’s degree in “German studies” at the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. Jingyue supports the team in the exchange and coordination between the project, governance in pilot cities as well as local institutions and experts in China. Meanwhile, Jingyue is also responsible for curricula development, trainings and study tours’ organization. Her focus is on programs that relate to the topics of awareness raising towards sustainable development and integrated waste management.

Cai Songliang

Technical Advisor

Mr. Cai Songliang joined the China Integrated Waste Management NAMA team as Technical Advisor in 2020. He supports in the technical assistance, monitoring and implementation of the project, in order to promote the low carbon development of China’s waste sector.

Songliang grew up in Germany and is graduated in Energy Process Engineering. Before, he worked in the field of environmental sustainability for fashion brands, covering topics like greenhouse gas emission reduction, energy efficiency, green logistics as well as waste management.

Zhou Yanwen

Junior Project Officer

Yanwen provides mainly administrative support for IWM NAMA project in terms of coordination, contract management and event organization. In addition to integrated waste management, she also focuses on projects related to topics of marine litter, plastic waste management and packaging waste.

Yanwen holds the master degree at China University of Political Science and Law and a bachelor degree at Xi’an International Studies University, both for “German Studies”. With two-year exchange and internship in Germany, she has rich experience in cross-cultural communication.

Liang Chenyang

Communication officer

Ms. Liang Chenyang is experienced in communication and new media operation. Currently, Chenyang is responsible for the communication of the team, including the setting and implementation of project communication strategy, the construction and maintenance of project communication channels, for example project websites and WeChat Accounts, which will supports the team to carry out capacity building activities awareness raising activities in the field of waste management and circular economy, disseminates the project results with ultimate goal of expanding the impact of the project.

Besides, she is also interested in several topic regarding waste management and circular economy, such as rural waste treatment, textile waste management and act her supportive role in the project implementation and optimization.