PARTNERSHIP CENTER​

WE PROMOTE PARTNERSHIPS

The SEZ wants to initiate, support and promote partnerships. We are interested in encounters between people in Baden-Württemberg and people in countries in the Global South. We want sustainable, long-term partnerships at “eye and heart level”. We want to enable partnerships that are lively, active and stimulating and that are a win-win for both sides. The SEZ's understanding of partnership does not exclude anyone, but sees diversity as an opportunity.

Das Partnerschaftsverständnis der SEZ

We promote partnerships because we believe that relationships between people broaden horizons. They require mutual learning, create understanding for each other, create solidarity with one another, create responsibility for others and for oneself. In partnerships, head, heart and hand work together.* This creates common solutions for sustainable cooperation.

The SEZ supports Baden-Württemberg and its partners in the global south towards an interculturally sensitive, respectful, equal, trusting and transparent partnership that pursues a common and sustainable goal for mutual benefit.

According to the motto “No one is so poor that he has nothing to give.” Nobody is so rich that he has nothing left to receive.”** the SEZ’s understanding of partnership includes:

  • an interculturally sensitive cooperation
  • a respectful approach with respect, appreciation and equality
  • a genuine interest in the partner
  • a trusting, open, honest and transparent relationship
  • that the partnership is sustainable and long-term
  • that all partners pursue a common goal
  • that partnerships are lively, active and stimulating
  • mutual gain and benefit
  • "Helping people help themselves"
  • Gender equality and intersectoral behavior
  • that everyone is open to new colleagues, new impulses and developments
  • no sponsorship!

* in: “World Church partnerships between parishes and dioceses”, Secretariat of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bonn, p. 4 / ** ibid., p. 5

Global partnerships and encounters

The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) has been responsible for the specialist promoter office for local partnership initiatives since 2013.

Input & materials for partnership work

Here you will find helpful materials and input for your collaboration with partners in countries in the so-called Global South in the form of videos, publications and handouts.

Committed people in Baden-Württemberg

There is a very large and diverse development policy commitment in Baden-Württemberg. Our networking map provides an overview where you can find clubs, NGOs and institutions and also register your organization.

Events

02. Jul
BW-BURUNDI PARTNERSHIPSCHOOL AND GLOBAL LEARNINGSEZ

Connecting Futures – Global Youth Partnerships for Change

17:30 - 20:00
05. Jul
PARTNERSHIP CENTER

Generations in exchange – strong together for global solidarity

16:00 - 18:30
20. Jun
SEZECONOMY

Biogas, solar and wind power: Sustainable energy production in sub-Saharan Africa: Development policy lunch talk

12:00 - 13:30
12. Jun
BW-BURUNDI PARTNERSHIPCOMMITTED IN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERGPARTNERSHIP CENTER

Digital presentation of the second edition of the brochure “Reflect North-South Partnerships”

16:00 - 17:30
06. Sep
COMMITTED IN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

Rhine-Neckar District adventure tour: From the river to the sea – the path of our waste

14:00 - 18:00

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DR. KIDIST HAILU

Specialist promoter for local partnership initiatives

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