Economic Cooperation and Development
Boy drinking water from a hand-pump
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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.
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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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.
Project "Bandra East Community Center" (German)
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.
Senior Expert Service - SES
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);
- 3 volunteers work at Prem Sewa Shikshan Sangh (PS);
- 2 volunteers support the Comprehensive Rural Tribal Development Programme (CRTDP);