Business development opportunities in Uganda
The GIZ’s development partnerships are projects in which companies pool their technical competence with the know-how of the governmental development and collaboration organization of the Federal Republic of Germany. This connects business interests with goals of development policy, such as vocational training, environmental protection, energy supply or technology transfer in the develoPPP.de program, the GIZ, on behalf of the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ (the German Department of Economic Collaboration and Development Agency), which holds regular idea contests among German and European companies in order to trigger new collaborations. Therein, companies submit concrete suggestions for development partnerships and demonstrate how they can create development benefits through their activities. “We are happy to see the launch of the off-grid project in the context of the develoPPP.de program. The support from GIZ enables us to implement the project at this scale and to achieve a true improvement in Uganda’s energy supply”, says Hans Wulff, Business Coordinator of Off-Grid Solutions at Kirchner Solar Group.