Information and education work
Cooperation with non-governmental organisations
Development information and education work is only possible thanks to the dedication of volunteers and full-time staff. Numerous large and small non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have valuable experience as a result of their direct, and intensive cooperation with civil society partners in developing countries, and this experience can be tapped for educational purposes.
NGOs are important partners for the BMZ's work inside Germany. The lion's share of funding for development education work goes to the projects and programmes of NGOs. A very wide range of educational offerings are funded through the "Aktionsgruppenprogramm" (Action Group Programme) and the "Förderprogramm Entwicklungspolitische Bildung" (Promotion Programme for Development Education), from small-scale evening events to major campaigns. Engagement Global is the central point of contact for all schools, associations, organisations and initiatives seeking support with their development projects.
Parallel to this, the BMZ encourages the networking of state and non-state education work as well as networking among non-governmental organisations – by supporting regional conferences of development NGOs for instance, that are also attended by representatives of federal and state level governments.
For more information about the many organisations involved in development, without whose support school-based and out-of-school education work would be inconceivable, check out the website of Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Eine Welt Landesnetzwerke (German only) here.
Development Education and Awareness Raising
Strategies 188 new window, PDF 201 KB, accessible 01/2008 | pdf | 201 KB | 12 P. | accessible
Charter for the Future
ONE WORLD – Our Responsibilitynew window, PDF 4.2 MB, accessible 04/2015 | pdf | 4.2 MB | 68 P. | accessible