Partners and participating institutions

Within the federal government, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) has overall responsibility for the promotion of foreign trade. The Manager Training Programme is an important element of Germany’s foreign economic policy. Bilateral agreements between the BMWK and the respective authorities in the partner countries form the foundation. In this way, both sides support intensification of the economic relations and of cooperation between the two countries. The focus is on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular.

The BMWK has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to act as General Manager. The GIZ develops the Manager Training Programme concept and the individual tools in close cooperation with the BMWK, the German business sector and the partner institutions, tailoring them to the changing requirements. Together with the partner institutions, the GIZ selects the participants, and is also responsible for supporting them and maintaining contact with them once their advanced training in Germany is complete. In Germany, the GIZ works together with national education and training institutions.

Further training centres

The GIZ selects German leading education and training institutions as partners for the implemention of the Programme in Germany. The institutions adapt their curricula specifically to meet the requirements of the participating foreign companies. In so doing, they closely coordinate their work with the GIZ.

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Our local partners

Depending on the country, the implementation partners in the countries are either public or private training centres, or trade associations. They are responsible for advertising and promoting the programme and for recruiting potential participants. Together with the partners, the GIZ selects the participants in the partner countries. Subsequently, the partner provides training aimed at preparing the selected participants for the stay in Germany. In the long term, the partners maintain direct contact with former participants and support an alumni network at a national level.