Economic Cooperation and Development

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Within its Administrative District the Consulate General alongwith the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports and sponsors projects within the scope of possibilities of Organisations, which are assigned the task of project implementation and other mediums of develepment aid. In addition to this, the Consulate General also supports small projects locally, within its jurisdiction, with a focus on education, poverty eradication and healthcare.

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Economic Cooperation in the Consulate's Jurisdiction

The following downloads offer an overview on the German economic cooperation activities within the Consulate's jurisdiction and information about projects of financial and technical cooperation in the region. The link provides general information on development projects with India.

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Small-scale Projects

The Consulate General in Mumbai has a dedicated budget set aside, with which it supports small-scale projects at grassroot levels. The Consulate General makes independent decisions regarding the allocation of funds and extends support to the developmental work of the short-listed projects within the Consulate's jurisdiction.

Ein Herz für Kinder - A Project for Street Kids in Mumbai

The aid program "Ein Herz für Kinder" supports the "Bandra East Community Center", a charitable organization run by Father Cyril Souza, which looks after about 70 street kids from the Siddharth Colony slums, about 55 of whom live there. The organization undertook in-house renovations with the donations received besides using the money for financing the meals for these kids and their medical treatment.

Senior Expert Service - SES

The SES, with its headquarters in Bonn, is the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation. SES offers interested retirees the opportunity to pass on their skills and knowledge to others, both within Germany and abroad. They work in a voluntary capacity as Senior Experts, helping to train both specialist workers and management staff. They help others to help themselves and it is a system that benefits all parties. Senior Experts generally work in small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as with providers of vocational training and health care services. A Senior Expert can be requested for follow-up assignments – to ensure the sustainability of his or her work. The motto of SES is: Future needs experience!

Currently the following SES-Experts are rendering their services within the administrative districts of the Consulate General:

  • Prof. Dr. phil. Dietger Mainz is also associated with the Nagaji Insitute of Technology & Management in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) and supports the faculty in the field of Management
  • Dr. Gerhard Albert von der Crone uses his expertise at Chandan Steel in Mumbai and Umbergaon for the improvement of the production process.


Weltwärts is the voluntary service of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It enables open-minded individuals in the age group of 18 to 28 years to undertake voluntary work from 6 months to 2 years in developing countries.

Within the Consulate General's Administrative District there are currently 11 volunteers deployed within the framework of the Weltwärts-Programm and are based in Nagpur:

  • 6 volunteers work at the Ecumenical Sangam Nagpur (ESN);

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  • 3 volunteers work at Prem Sewa Shikshan Sangh (PS); 

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  • 2 volunteers support the Comprehensive Rural Tribal Development Programme (CRTDP);            

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The Foreign Office's Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid

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Players of Bilateral Cooperation


The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is responsible for the German development policy and also promotes cooperation with non-governmental organisations of development cooperation.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) was incorporated with the merging together of the 3 implementation agencies: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) und InWEnt (Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung GmbH). The GIZ brought together the competencies and many years of experience of these 3 Organisations.

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau - KfW

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

As a promotional bank of the Federal Republic and the Federal States, KfW Bankengruppe has a special responsibility for the sustainable improvement of the economic, social and ecological living conditions.

German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik - DIE)

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutions and think tanks for global development and international development policy worldwide. The DIE's unique research profile combines research, consulting and professional training. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks.

Deutsche Menschenrechtspolitik

Human Rights Council

Menschenrechtspolitik ist eine Gesamtaufgabe der deutschen Politik: Es darf weder in der Außen-, noch in der Sicherheitspolitik oder in sonst einem  Politikbereich "menschenrechtsfreie Zonen" geben.