GTZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit

Type of Organization: Governmental

Home Country: Germany


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

In the future the promotion of basic education and crisis prevention are to be more closely interwoven in development cooperation than is the case at present. This is the objective of the sector project “Education And Conflict Transformation”, which GTZ Department 43 “Health, Education, Social Security” has been conducting since the beginning of 2004 on behalf of the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In concrete terms this means that children and young people in cooperation and partner-countries for German development cooperation learn to live together in peace and to defend social cohesion.

The objective of the first, three-year phase is that of implementing education concepts and instruments for the promotion of democratic conduct and peaceful co-existence in the development of key strategies and programmes for development cooperation. The elaboration and further development of education concepts and instruments takes place through evidence-based evaluation and documentation of findings and experiences to date, and analysis of the pilot measures conducted to test innovative approaches in curricular and extra-curricular basic education. The findings provided by the sector project primarily contribute towards programme-oriented development cooperation in the basic education sector. They are available for use at project level in crisis and post-crisis situations, as well as in other key development cooperation sectors. It is intended to anchor basic education measures with a crisis- and conflict-relevant orientation as clearly designated components in development cooperation projects.

In initial discussions with sector and country departments within BMZ, and also with specialist and regional departments at GTZ, four key topic complexes
have emerged:

Contact Information

Name: GTZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
Type: Governmental

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH – German Technical Cooperation – Postfach 5180
65726 Eschborn,

Contact person: Dr. Rüdiger Blumör