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As of 1 January 2011, InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Germany) has ceased to exist. It has been merged with the German Development Service (DED) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) to become the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

InWEnt was an organisation dedicated to human resource development, advanced training, and dialogue. It was created in 2002 when the Carl Duisburg Society (CDG) and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) merged.

The organisation built on the experience of its predecessor organisations in the field of international cooperation. InWEnt’s training and dialogue programmes, which will now be offered within the framework of the GIZ, address experts, junior executives and decision-makers working in industry, politics, administration and civil society around the globe. In the past, more than 50,000 people took part every year in InWEnt programmes. The Development Policy Forum of the organisation contributed to the informal policy dialogue on topical issues.

InWEnt’s training courses, which the GIZ will continue to offer from 2011 onwards, are practice-oriented. The topics covered are geared to the priority areas agreed with partner countries. On completion of the training courses, alumni networks and the computer-assisted learning service Global Campus 21 help graduates translate their newly acquired skills into action. The networks also offer an opportunity for supraregional exchanges of experience and knowledge.

InWEnt’s main shareholder was the German government, represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, which was also the main client of InWEnt. Around one quarter of its funding came from other clients, in particular the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and increasingly also the European Union and other multilateral organisations. Some of its most important German cooperation partners included the KfW Bankengruppe, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (and now the GIZ) and private-sector foundations.

The aim of InWEnt’s work – and since January 2011 of the GIZ – is to support viable, forward-looking social, economic and ecological development throughout the world, and to make a contribution to international peace policy.

Information about the new Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) can be found here.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40
D-53113 Bonn

Phone: +49 / 228 / 44 60-0
Fax:+49 / 228 / 44 60-17 66

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