February 21, 2013

CCBS staff deliver training programme in Germany

CCBS Deputy Director Ruth Taillon and Eimear Donnelly, Research and Training Officer travelled to Kehl, Germany in early February, where – in partnership with colleagues from the Euro Institut – they delivered training for a group of Tajikistani staff of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – German Society for International Cooperation).

GIZ Tajikistan Study-Visit group photo - taken outside Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame
GIZ Tajikistan Study-Visit group photo - taken outside Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame
Members of the Tajikistan delegation are all working on the promotion of cross-border economic cooperation between Tajikistan and its neighbouring countries Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan; funded jointly by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID).`

Using as a real-life case study a GIZ pilot project to develop roadside services for cross-border traders and other small businesses and travellers in the two border corridors between Tajikistan and Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, a central component of the training programme was based on the Impact Assessment Toolkit for Cross-Border Cooperation, developed jointly by CCBS and the Euro Institut in 2011.

CCBS and the Euro Institut are also offering training to support cross-border projects in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.  If you are interested in further information, please contact Ruth Taillon at CCBS.

Back