“The programme was a game changer”

Alumni from Ethiopia met for a virtual follow-up event in July, one and a half years after completing training in Germany. The group talked about financial performance and another key topic everyone was very invested in: resilience. The 21 entrepreneurs enjoyed the reunion at the digital meeting organised by the IMAP training centre. Continue reading

Digitalisation is an Opportunity for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

The latest “Journal” of the Manager Training Programme takes a close look at digitalisation in small and medium-sized enterprises and illustrates the chances it offers them. In addition to current developments in German SMEs, the measures provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to support them in the transition from analogue to digital production and work processes are described in this journal. Furthermore, strategies for effective digital marketing and successful online negotiations are introduced.   Continue reading

“Intercultural management is very useful!”

Evgeny Grigoryev is always on the lookout for further education that can advance his career. The manager training programme came at the right time for the deputy chief engineer of a mine owned by the Russian coal company SUEK-Kusbass. In addition to lots of new things about change management and environmental protection, Grigoryev learned quite a bit about intercultural management. The 35-year-old’s personal contact to German companies also is also helping SUEK to clear up the final unresolved issues before closing two deals. Continue reading

Innovation Opens the Path to a PLC

Mumbai-based Mosil Lubricants produces industrial lubricants for customers that include well-known German firms. Rupali Mavani is part of the Mosil management team. Participation in the Manager Training Programme has helped her get closer to her dream of one day transforming the family business into public limited company. Continue reading

Up close and personal with the German economy

Executives from Tunisia participated in the virtual manager training programme in spring. The 18 entrepreneurs from various industries and representing various company sizes had a positive experience.
The main objective of the group was to establish business contacts to German companies and to maintain and expand existing relationships by participating in the programme, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading

From the Sahara to the Elbe

Meriem Ben Dlala loves nature. And she loves her country, which is one of the largest date producers in the world. To her, this sweet desert fruit is the embodiment of Tunisia’s culture, which dates back thousands of years. Ben Dlala works for the date producer Rose de Sable. “I would like to share our culture with the rest of the world”, the biologist says about her motivation to participate in the Manager Training Programme. Continue reading

“I want to lead the Programme into a new generation”

The Manager Training Programme (MP), which is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), is under new management: Anne Jach-Kemps took on the position of Head of the Programme on 1 April as successor to Reimut Düring, who is retiring after nine years in this function. In an interview, Anne Jach-Kemps describes what spurs her on and how the Programme should develop in future. Continue reading