Launch of the fifth course of the Global Governance School - GGS 5

Press Release of 2 February 2009

Today the fifth course of the Global Governance School (GGS) started at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). The 22 participants from Egypt, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa are highly qualified young professionals working in government, Ministries, Universities, policy-orientated Think Tanks or research institutions. The GGS offers a unique exchange and learning opportunity which supports the creation of a sustainable, equitable and effective global governance architecture. The Curriculum is designed to offer a broad dialogue between participants and with German and European researchers, policy practitioners and actors from non-governmental organisations. Both, German and European perspectives and those from partner countries are critically examined.

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The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. It is based in the UN City of Bonn. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE’s success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, DIE has based its work on the interplay between Research, Consulting and Training. These three areas complement each other and are the factors responsible for the Institute’s distinctive profile.
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