In 2014, AHP International was selected by the German Development Agency (GIZ) as a partner for the implementation of the BMWK Manager Training Programme commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and implemented since 1998.
This element of German foreign economic policy with a partnership approach prepares managers, primarily from emerging and transition countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, Central America and North Africa, for business initiation and economic cooperation with German companies.
Since 1998, more than 17,000 managers and decision-makers from 17 countries have participated in the programme.
The Manager Training Programme offers participating executives the opportunity to get to know the German market, establish business relations with German companies and develop long-term partnerships. The specially developed training also strengthens the participants’ management skills. In company visits and discussions with German managers, examples of good business practices are conveyed. Direct business contacts and negotiations make it possible to conclude business deals.
On average, a group stays in Germany for a fortnight and the 20 or so participants from one or more sectors and countries have contact with at least 60 German, mainly medium-sized companies, which can make promising contacts “on their doorstep” with managers from four continents and numerous sectors.
Decisive for the success of the programme is the right mix of competence transfer and opportunities for business initiation, for which AHP International, as one of the implementing partners in Germany, is responsible as an interface. AHP International implements the programme throughout Germany with its training partners.