The association

about us

InVeLCo e.V. was founded as a non-profit association in March 2018 and was entered in the register of associations at the district court of Charlottenburg in Berlin in July 2018.
Of the seven founding members, five are veterinarians, one agronomist specializing in farm animals and one historian. The purpose of this foundation is to establish a network of highly specialized scientists whose expertise lies in the field of tropical veterinary medicine and international animal health including Veterinary Public Health (VPH).
In connection with the current orientation of German and international development policy, well-founded analyses and project proposals can thus be offered in the fields of animal production, animal husbandry, animal diseases and zoonoses. In particular through the partly exposed positions of the members in science, but above all through the many years of experience in development cooperation in the countries concerned.

The purpose of the association is to promote development cooperation in the sense of the “One World Thought”. In particular, the members of the association work on concepts for the improvement of animal production, animal health, the prevention and control of communicable diseases, especially animal diseases, especially in livestock farming in emerging and developing countries. Background is the promotion of food security, food safety and health of the population.
Furthermore, the cooperation of science and research at veterinary universities in emerging and developing countries with German universities, as well as the promotion of the public veterinary and health care system in the partner countries is in the focus of the association. This is made possible by the contacts to alumni from several decades and the already existing contacts on a scientific level.

Board members

Dr. med. vet. Wilhelm Priesmeier

Communication and Planning

Veterinarian and former member of the German Bundestag.
Wilhelm Priesmeier was a member of the German Bundestag from 2002 to 2017 and at all times a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Food. From 2003 he was the animal protection commissioner and from 2009 spokesman for food, agriculture and consumer protection of the SPD parliamentary group.

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Peter-Henning Clausen

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board

DipECVPH, FU Berlin
Peter-Henning Clausen is a veterinary specialist in parasitology and tropical veterinary medicine.
He was head of the Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Free University of Berlin and retired in April 2020.

Dr. med. vet. Wilhelm Dühnen

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board

Specialist veterinarian for tropical veterinary medicine, former GF ToG
Wilhelm Dühnen managed the operational business in Africa for ToG until the end of 2017. He managed the rinderpest eradication program in Southern Sudan and initiated the training of more than 1300 local veterinary assistants. ToG cooperates with friendly institutions like VSF Vétérinaires sans Frontières International.


Petra Salomon

Management and coordinating project management

Historian and accountant
Former research associate in the office of Dr. Wilhelm Priesmeier in the Bundestag.