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Sending volunteers to Germany

The South-North component

Since 2013 volunteers from developing and emerging countries have also been able to take part in development volunteer service in Germany. This intensifies the exchange between people from these countries and Germany and promotes the networking of all volunteers and partners in the weltwärts programme. Weltwärts continues to be built out as a programme for global learning. The places of assignment benefit from the work of motivated volunteers that can shed new light on things and can also strengthen intercultural understanding.

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Oparinde Omowunmi Olubunmi
Oparinde Omowunmi Olubunmi works at ICYE Nigeria.

Global partners look back on lessons learned so far

From 9 to 13 May, 60 stakeholders from 26 nations came together in Berlin to discuss their experiences with the weltwärts South-North component. The guest list included sending organisations from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe plus German host organisations and places of assignment. At the event, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development held out the prospect of a continuation of the component.

Photo: Engagement Global, Thomas Ecke
Photo: Engagement Global, Thomas Ecke

Accompanying Measures for the Programme

Through the "weltwärts" accompanying measures, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is promoting measures which encourage the quality of the "weltwärts" programme and raise its profile as a development learning service. For example, it is designed to encourage training courses for mentors or networking between host and sending organisations.