Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. January 2011. (Cameroon News) – German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) is all set to make their debut into Cameroon.
On January 4, German Ambassador to Cameroon, Reinhard Buchholz, toured the head offices of the German Business major.
During the course of his visit he revealed the merger of the GTZ, DED and InWEnt to form the latest venture GIZ.
In order to make the transition complete, the ambassador changed the old company logo with the new GIZ logo so as to make a symbolic reference to the transition.
On December 16, the merger of the
- German development agencies GTZ (German Technical Cooperation),
- DED (German Development Service) and
- InWEnt (Capacity Building International) was formalized, resulting in the gestation of the new
- GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation).
Under the latest name, German Development Co-operations is expecting better efficiency and more robustness in their operations.
The merger will also help to make the complicated network of the German Development Agencies simpler from the grass root levels.
Existing tie ups and relationships will be enhanced to develop more useful and attractive development synergies between their Cameroonian partners.
The setting up of the GIZ will not alter the course or strategy of their projects, as per the mutual agreements made by the two governments of Cameroon and Germany in September 2010.
The core focus of growth synergies in the Central West African country is still medical facilities and the battle against AIDS, conservation of natural resources, removing centralization, regional growth and proper governance.