Since its foundation in autumn 2008 the CICD implements a lot of international projects focusing developing countries in East Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. Here the most important projects with numerous partner universities have emerged and were developed. This has led to a successful cooperation in higher education with Lao, Kenia, Uganda, Tansania and Zambia in the last years.
These international projects are financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the European Union (EU).
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. It promotes internationalization efforts at German universities, helps developing countries to build their own systems of higher education and supports German Studies and German language programs abroad. The operating budget of the DAAD is largely financed by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU).
The EU is the world’s largest financial backer of development aid and promotes a variety of programs with different orientation, such as Research and Development, Education, Traffic, Environment and Energy, Rural Area, Justice, Media and Culture, Economics and External Programs. Best known are the Research Framework Programs and the Development Projects in the Third World. CICD could successfully raise the project STIFF FLOP of the 7th Frame Work and the projects IWMNET, UCDISM, CapWEM and E2M of the Development Aid Program.
The international Alumni-Network “German Alumni Water Network” (GAWN) is coordinated by CICD. GAWN is a working group of the German Association for Water, Waste water and Waste (DWA) and combines Alumni activities of several universities in the water sector. It also belongs to the German Alumni Network Association. In the last years many Alumni summer schools all over the world have been organized by CICD with the support of DAAD and BMZ.
If you are interested in more details about our projects, see “Project Details” or on our German page “Jahresberichte”.
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