German International Cooperation in Thailand
Thailand is a partner country of German Development Cooperation. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we have been engaged in Thailand since 1956.
Throughout the 55 years of technical cooperation between Germany and Thailand, the theme of partnership has been the keystone in our relationship with Thai institutions and the private sector in more than 200 projects. During this time, Thai-German technical cooperation has covered almost all areas of Technical Cooperation.
Since Thailand plays a crucial role in the region, the Thai Government is also engaged as a donor in development cooperation within the Thai-German Development Cooperation Partnership Programme. Today the Thai-German development cooperation covers bilateral, regional and trilateral cooperation.
GIZ (German International Cooperation)
The former Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst gGmbH (DED) and Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH (InWEnt) have merged to operate from 01 January 2011 under the name Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the German Development Cooperation. GIZ is a federally owned organisation. It supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ is also active in international education work.
For Sustainable Development
We work worldwide in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education. Our mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its objectives in these fields. We provide viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Sometimes working under difficult conditions, we promote complex reforms and change processes. Our corporate objective is to improve people's lives on a sustainable basis.
Most of our activities are commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). We also operate on behalf of other German ministries, the governments of other countries and international clients â€“ such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank â€“ as well as on behalf of private companies. We act on a public-benefit and non-profit basis, channelling all surpluses back into further international cooperation projects.
GIZ works in 130 countries worldwide. Its registered offices are in Bonn and Eschborn and it is represented in nearly all German federal states. It employs 17,000 staff (2010). For 2010, GIZ estimates that turnover and grants will total EUR 1.9 billion.
GIZ Office Bangkok
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