Capacity Building

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The German Energy Solutions Initiative wants to share information about smart and sustainable energy solutions. It therefore puts on training events in selected countries, targeting decision-makers in the political, public, industrial and commercial sectors.

Manager Training Programme – “Fit for Partnership with Germany”

In line with the motto “Fit for Partnership with Germany” the bilateral Manager Training Programme prepares executives from 17 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America for business relations and economic cooperation with German companies – bearing fruit on both sides. It is targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises interested in doing business with German companies from various sectors including renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Participating managers are able to benefit from the programme by:

  • establishing contacts with potential business partners in Germany
  • acquiring management skills and skills for international cooperation, e. g. intercultural, negotiating, project management skills.

Generally the programme is open to participants from all sectors. Every year, however, two countries are selected for a focus on renewable energies. Here, participants can learn more about the latest technologies and connect with leading German companies. The programme is implemented by GIZ.

Innovation Seminars

In order to bring students closer to innovative German technologies and to foster an exchange of know-how, the German Energy Solutions Initiative in cooperation with the AHKs organises Innovation Seminars at different universities in your country. The half-day seminars provide an ideal platform to build long-lasting relationships with universities and tomorrow’s decision makers.

The involvement of professors and teaching staff helps to build networks with the goal of integrating smart energy solutions into the universities’ curricula.