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Summer and Winter Schools

RWTH International Academy Summer and Winter Schools offer a truly dynamic and engaging academic and cultural environment for their international visitors. Through its academic summer and winter course offers in the charming historic city of Aachen, top-ranked RWTH Aachen invites students to take part in state-of-the-art and hands-on approaches to technical learning at one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Our summer and winter courses provide a fantastic opportunity to experience what studying at RWTH Aachen is really like.

For more please click here: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools

Concurring with the World Water Week (28th August – 2nd September 2016) with a focus on ‘Water for Sustainable Growth’, GIZ has launched a 6-day intensive skilling programme for skills development of the technicians and helpers of the existing CETP and ETPs of the industries The skills development activity is a part of the “Sustainable and Environment-friendly Industrial Production” (SEIP) project of the Indo-German Development Cooperation. The programme is supported by SCGJ (Skill Council for Green Jobs of the National Skill Development Corporation) and VIA (Vapi Industries Association). The programme offers sills development ton selected modules from the Qualification Packs developed by SCGJ for the ETP/CETP technicians and helpers.

The innovative project on Non-Conventional Wastewater Treatment of Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC) was awarded the prestigious ‘Skoch – Platinum’ Award during the 45th Skoch Summit organised at Hyderabad. This innovative project is supported by GIZ’s sanitation project ‘Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy-II’ (SNUSP-II). The project of KMC had been qualified amongst the “Top 100 Projects in India”. In continuation to ‘Skoch – Order of Merit’ award and achieved in the second round the “Skoch Platinum -Award” under Smart City – Wastewater Category.

The University of Cologne (UoC) Indian Summer School in Himalayas project was launched by the UoC International Office in August 2015 with the idea to impart knowledge at the inter-cultural level along with the educational level. Students from various faculties and different study areas of UoC and China-NRW Alliance Universities, such as University of Muenster, University of Wuppertal and TU-Dortmund participate in the summer school. In order to give insight about the rich cultural heritage and beauty of India, various activities such as academic and tourist excursions, lectures, Hindi language lessons for beginners, yoga, etc. are offered. The first ever 2-week summer school organised by UoC International Office and UoC India Regional Branch office took place in August-September 2015.

The DWIH conference on "CityScapes" was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The concept of CityScapes Conference was to address the various harmonious solutions to tackle the global challenges of migration and sustainable urbanization. The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by University of Cologne Professor, Prof. Dr Frauke Kraas, Department of Geography. Amongst the other panel sessions, University of Cologne participated in the following panels: SESSION 2: Smart Energy & Construction Prof. Dr Amitabh Banerji, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Didactics, University of Cologne SESSION 3: IMPACT OF URBANISATION ON ENVIRONMENT Prof. Dr Shamita Kumar, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune SESSION 5: FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABLE PERI-URBAN INDIA Prof. Dr N.

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), an autonomous and statutory body of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “ Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project (ABS) ” on 09.11.2017 in Chennai.

The agreement was signed by Dr. B. Meenakumari, Chairperson of National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai; and Dr. Konrad Uebelhoer, Director, Indo-German Biodiversity Programme. 
Speaking on the occasion Dr Uebelhoer said “we had a very constructive meeting with the NBA and SBBs (State Biodiversity Board) and we hope that the positive mood that guided all our discussions today will smoothly carry our project forward".

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is supporting the Nashik Municipal Corporation on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BmUB) of Germany as part of its international climate initiative (IKI).

Shri Girish Mahajan, Minister of Water Resources and Medical Education, inaugurated the innovative, one of its kind; Waste to Energy Plant for Nashik city on 29 November, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Navin Aggarwal; Director Swachh Bharat Mission, Government of India and Mr. Uday Tikale, Director Swachh Bharat Mission, Maharashtra, Government of India  

Also present at the event were Mayor of NMC, Commissioner of NMC Mr. Abhishek Krushna; Mr. Arne Panesar,  Mr. Dirk Walther, Project Director Waste to Energy Project, GIZ and Councillors of the Area. 

For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 340 employees in India, of whom 70 per cent are national personnel.

India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) as well as one of the five major emerging national economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio-economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.

The focal areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are:

A delegation of senior officials from Board of Control for Cricket in India and State Cricket Associations, visited Germany from 28th of May to 4th of June, 2017 to get an insight into best practices in constructing and retrofitting sport stadiums with solar technology. The tour was organised by GIZ India.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites applications for the position of Project Coordinator for Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience (FaNS) project in New Delhi. To know more about the job opening click here.  

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