GIZ – Ready for the Future#
The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) bundles the skills and long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Society for Technical Cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International. In their role as state-owned enterprises, these organizations support the German federal government in its efforts to achieve sustainable development through international cooperation. They are also engaged in international educational projects with a global reach.
The International Leadership Training (ILT) program, developed by GIZ, provides trainings and qualifications for technical and management staff from companies and institutions in developing and transition countries, enabling them to initiate and implement change processes within their own countries.
- Part-time preparatory phase designed to be completed alongside a full-time job (6 months)
- Face-to-face phase in Germany (12 months)
- Transfer phase in the participant’s country (6 months)
Based on the participants’ country of origin and industry background, the individual ILT programs are tailored to their region and main areas of interest.
The ILT is a key component of the InnoTALK program (Promoting innovation and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean), which goal is to promote national innovation systems and regional technology in the Latin American countries and the Caribbean, support dialog on technology and innovation policy and boost collaboration with Germany.