MP with Mexico to be continued

Germany and Mexico have extended their cooperation within the framework of the Manager Training Programme (MP) up to 2024. The German Ambassador to Mexico, Peter Tempel, and the Mexican Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier Carillo, signed the Joint Declaration on 17 March. Continue reading

“We are very much looking forward to the Programme”

GIZ held its annual work meeting with training centres of the Manager Training Programme (MP) at the end of January. Representatives of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action also took part in the three half-day sessions. The focus of the virtual events with roughly 100 participants was on the implementation of the new programme format; the digitalisation of numerous processes should increase work efficiency. The new training centres in the GIZ contractor pool were familiarised with the programme work. Continue reading

Programme to continue with Iran

Germany and Iran have extended their partnership as part of the Manager Training Programme (MP) for another three years. On 24 January, both sides signed a Joint Declaration on the Programme extension until 2024. Hans-Udo Muzel, German Ambassador in Iran, and Ali Rasoolian, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and head of the MP’s partner organisation ISIPO (Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization), signed the agreement in Teheran. Continue reading

New Paths

Manjusha Mohan represents change at G'sons Apparels, where she has promoted the development of women and revolutionised the way her company handles waste. She is also driving the firm’s internationalisation. Continue reading

Entrepreneur from Tashkent Shows Flexibility and Farsightedness

Umida Tadjieva is a businesswoman through and through. After completing her degree as a paediatrician she attained a Master’s degree in health management and in 2014 founded a company that now makes it possible for patients in Uzbekistan to have access to high-quality medical treatment in Germany. The company is also active on the international health market and trains staff from medical and other fields. Yet, as an entrepreneur she doesn’t only export patients and staff, she also ensures that medical expertise flows back into Uzbekistan. The Manager Training Programme helped support her in doing this. Continue reading

Companies are Important Players for Increased Sustainability

The latest issue of the Programme’s own magazine the “Journal” addresses the topic of sustainable economic activity. It takes a close look at how economic performance, the protection of vital natural resources and social responsibility can go hand in hand so that developments are viable in the long term. In addition, alumni of the Programme describe how sustainability is taking effect in their businesses and which innovative approaches they are following to this end. Continue reading

“Buna enteta” – Let’s Have a Coffee!

Coffee is Ethiopia’s national beverage. Sara Yirga also loves the brew made from roasted beans. Her company produces fair trade coffee and supports smallholder farmers. Since completing the Manager Training Programme, she has also been exporting her special beans abroad. The passionate entrepreneur is also involved in advanced training for coffee experts. Continue reading