In recent years, German international development cooperation (deutsche internationale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit – EZ) has increasingly endeavored to cooperate with German companies. In development cooperation projects of the federal company GIZ gGmbH, German companies have the opportunity to take on social responsibility and at the same time to open up new, emerging markets for themselves. With a turnover of 3.4 billion and around 17,000 employees around the world, GIZ, funded by the Federal Ministry for Cooperation, is the world’s largest development cooperation company. The most important fields of action here are the environment, trade, energy, nutrition, mobility, finance, tourism, construction, and education. GIZ carries out projects in 120 countries in which partnership with German companies is in demand – whether as a technology supplier with advisory and mentoring functions, as an investor or as a joint venture partner, as a driver of on-site vocational training or as an employer for foreign skilled workers in Germany.
As a German company, you can submit project proposals to GIZ and its partner organizations, support existing projects or participate in tenders. Keeping track of the numerous programs, projects, organizations and bidding platforms can be difficult. And when the project is running, the challenges of managing third-party funded projects must be mastered. With over 10 years of experience at the interface between development cooperation and German companies, I can advise you on your individual project in your specific industry. I will not only show you the financial and ideal added value of the cooperation with development cooperation, but will also evaluate the effort with you and refer you to the person responsible.
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