The AAI Team

Elke Giacomozzi, MA


Elke Giacomozzi is the executive director of the Afro-Asian Institute. She represents the AAI in various committees and networks, maintains contact with partners and donors and leads the AAI team. Elke studied Industrial Design and Sustainable Development Cooperation. She can draw on many years of experience in the NGO sector, especially in working with children and young people as well as in adult education in the area of global and intercultural learning. She experienced development policy practice through internships and field visits in the Philippines, Peru, Nepal and India.

Elisabeth Feldbacher, MSc

Education and Project Manager

Elisabeth Feldbacher is in charge of the educational programme and public relations at the AAI since September 2017.  She is responsible for the conception, development and implementation of the educational programme as well as the press and PR work. Elisabeth studied Socio-Economic Geography with main focus on Uneven Development. Before her studies, she gained valuable experience in a fair-trade organization in Luxembourg within the framework of an European Voluntary Service. During her foreign semester, she did research on ecological topics in Guatemala and, along her studies, worked for many years as an education speaker.

Duy Le Pham, BA

Study and Counseling Manager

Duy Le Pham is in charge of the One World Scholarship program and the counseling service since May 2019.
He replaces our colleague Astrid Schönleitner during her maternity leave. 
Being the contact person for the scholarship holders, he organizes the extracurricular training program STUBE
and is responsible for the reintegration activities and alumni network.

He studied Romance Studies in Salzburg and currently completes the Master program of Language Sciences.
He participated in university mobility programs as a student, which allowed him to study in Spain and Cuba.
Furthermore, he gained experience as a student advisor for students and high school graduates,
which will help him in the professional support of the scholarship holders as well as in the conceptualization of STUBE.
It is important to him to enhance intercultural relations and to deal with educational and socio-political themes critically.
Regard to his personal interests he is engaged in the student initiative more by students – more for refugees and in the local food community FoodCoop.

duyle.pham (at) aai-salzburg.at

Tel.: +43 (0)662 841413 12