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For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 330 employees in India, of whom 85 per cent are national personnel.

India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) as well as one of the five major emerging national economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio-economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.

The focal areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are:

The DWIH conference on "CityScapes" was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The concept of CityScapes Conference was to address the various harmonious solutions to tackle the global challenges of migration and sustainable urbanization.
The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by University of Cologne Professor, Prof. Dr Frauke Kraas, Department of Geography.

Amongst the other panel sessions, University of Cologne participated in the following panels:

SESSION 2: Smart Energy & Construction
Prof. Dr Amitabh Banerji, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Didactics, University of Cologne

SESSION 3: IMPACT OF URBANISATION ON ENVIRONMENT
Prof. Dr Shamita Kumar, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

SESSION 5: FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABLE PERI-URBAN INDIA
Prof. Dr N. Sridharan, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Sunday, September 25, 2016 to Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Engineering to Ingenieurwesen – bridging the skill gap

This DWIH Regular Activity was co-funded by DWIH New Delhi to promote the science and research activities between India and Germany. RWTH Aachen was the primary applicant, where by University of Cologne was the Secondary participant and various Indian institutes of higher education were Indian partners.

The aim of this event was to identify the best practice examples from the German education model that are suitable for the Indian engineering education conditions and develop a recommended transfer action plan. The sector of textile engineering was used as a case study. This event was divided into 3 workshops.

The participants of the event were:

Engineering to Ingenieurwesen – bridging the skill gap
This DWIH Regular Activity was co-funded by DWIH New Delhi to promote the science and research activities between India and Germany. RWTH Aachen was the primary applicant, where by University of Cologne was the Secondary participant and various Indian institutes of higher education were Indian partners.
The aim of this event was to identify the best practice examples from the German education model that are suitable for the Indian engineering education conditions and develop a recommended transfer action plan. The sector of textile engineering was used as a case study. This event was divided into 3 workshops.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

The DWIH conference on "CityScapes" was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The concept of CityScapes Conference was to address the various harmonious solutions to tackle the global challenges of migration and sustainable urbanization.

The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by University of Cologne Professor, Prof. Dr Frauke Kraas, Department of Geography.

Amongst the other panel sessions, University of Cologne participated in the following panels:

SESSION 2: Smart Energy & Construction
Prof. Dr Amitabh Banerji, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Didactics, University of Cologne

SESSION 3: IMPACT OF URBANISATION ON ENVIRONMENT
Prof. Dr Shamita Kumar, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

SESSION 5: FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABLE PERI-URBAN INDIA
Prof. Dr N. Sridharan, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Friday, September 16, 2016

Under the joint umbrella of the European Science, Technology and Innovation Platform in India (EU STI Platform) and the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA), BayIND (Bavarian-Indian Centre), Fraunhofer India and EU STI, will conduct an international workshop on ‘Smart City: Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy’ at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar, Bangalore, on September 16.

This workshop is part of a series of pre-events leading to the German House for Research and Innovation (www.dwih.in) annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Concurring with the World Water Week (28th August – 2nd September 2016) with a focus on ‘Water for Sustainable Growth’, GIZ has launched a 6-day intensive skilling programme for skills development of the technicians and helpers of the existing CETP and ETPs of the industries The skills development activity is a part of the “Sustainable and Environment-friendly Industrial Production” (SEIP) project of the Indo-German Development Cooperation. The programme is supported by SCGJ (Skill Council for Green Jobs of the National Skill Development Corporation) and VIA (Vapi Industries Association). The programme offers sills development ton selected modules from the Qualification Packs developed by SCGJ for the ETP/CETP technicians and helpers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, intend to conduct several Indo-German workshops in India that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. The events will be coordinated by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (Branch Office of the Heidelberg University in India), supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, intend to conduct several Indo-German workshops in India that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. The events will be coordinated by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (Branch Office of the Heidelberg University in India), supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, intend to conduct several Indo-German workshops in India that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. The events will be coordinated by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (Branch Office of the Heidelberg University in India), supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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