Capacity Building

It all starts with a comprehensive understanding of the context. I am training people, teams and organisations to become active policy partners.


My core services

  • Creating tailored briefings and interactive workshops on regulatory developments in packaging, agriculture, food, biodiversity, natural resources management and sustainability certification schemes.
  • Training in government relations, public affairs and partnership building sharing 15+ years’ experience.


  • Created awareness on regulatory developments and built the organisational capacity for political leadership on EU policies of a world leading food processing solutions and packaging company, including briefings for company executives, trainings, and supporting materials.
  • Trained 500+ professionals over 15 years in sustainable farming and forest management certification schemes
  • Built capacities on water stewardship, sustainable resource management, and professional stakeholder engagement for certification bodies, multi-national food and chemical companies, farming cooperatives and public authorities.
  • Lectured at the master programme at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany. Invited speaker at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on public affairs in context of the EU Green Deal.

Wirén-Lehr Consulting

Dr. Sabine von Wirén-Lehr

Avenue des Geméaux 20

1410 Waterloo, Belgium

+32 475 858707