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Alumni Survey 2017

In April 2017 over 130 GAMP Alumni have participated in our 4th and last GAMP Alumni Survey. The results are now online can be accessed here.
We are thankful for the participation of our alumni and happy to see that they have all taken such succesfull paths since their graduation.

“GAMP – 10 Years Anniversary”, Invitation @GAMP Alumni

It is our great pleasure to announce the upcoming event “GAMP – 10 years anniversary”, which will take place in Berlin on November 2-3, 2017. Below you find the links to the official invitation letter including some information regarding your application, as well as to the Alumni Response Form.

If you wish to participate, please return the filled-out alumni response form by latest July 10, 2017 to both gamp@giz.de and gamp_alumni2017@weepros.de.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications and a fruitful conference in Berlin!

Looking for a job in the MENA Region?

Have a look at the career network akhtaboot offering interesting positions in the MENA Region!


Berlin Module 2017

For the ninth time, after its start in 2009, the Berlin Module took place. From May 14 till May 18, almost 50 current students from the five GAMP participated in the event. After the official opening on May 15, with words of welcome from the BMZ, DAAD and GIZ, and an opening address by Professor Dr. Ahmed Ghoneim, Cultural Counsellor and Director of the Educational Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Berlin, Professor Dr. Matthias Weiter introduced the three-level model of societal change. Professor Dr. Claus-Peter Haase presented an overview of organizations in the field of German-Arab cooperation.

Meetings with thematic organizations (e.g. Amnesty International, The Voice of German Industry BDI, or a local housing cooperative), federal ministries, and parliamentarians followed. Information and results of the meetings were discussed among the participants in thematic working groups. One of the highlights, beside the already traditional get-together in the Arab restaurant Casalot, was the discussion with former German Ambassador Bernd Erbel and his presentation on “Interests, Principles and Actors of German Foreign Policy in the MENA Region”.

Berlin Module 2017

Berlin Module 2017 (GIZ)

GAMP Alumni Survey: Participate now!

Over the last weeks, GAMP alumni have been asked to participate in the last GAMP Alumni Survey. This survey will help us to find out more about the impacts of the GAMP alumni in their sectors and societies.
If you have not yet participated: Please do so until May 20th! If you have not received a link to the survey via your study programme coordinator, please contact us at: gamp@giz.de

GAMP Academy

On April 24th 2017, the next GAMP Academy on Sustainability will be hosted by EMEA and REMENA.

Join the webinar and make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to keep up with current developments in science and practice!

Topic: “Renewable Energy: Policy, Economic Perspectives and Implementation in MENA“
Date: 24th of April,2017. 5:30(CET) -7p.m.
Where: Virtually in the GAMP Alumni Group at the Alumniportal Deutschland

How to register for the Webinar?
In order to be able to take part in the session, all you hav eto do is join the “Alumniportal Deutschland".
Joining the Network is of course free of charge.

Please Register here: http://alumniportal-deutschland.de/

Study EMEA - Application period opens on April 1, 2017

EMEA Poster 2017

On April 1, 2017 the application period for EMEA will open once again.  As our new flyer shows, the EMEA team has added significant updates to the EMEA programme: no more tuition fees, three specialisation tracks (one in economics, two in business administration), and the admission requirements allow for candidates with a background in business administration.

Have you become curious?

Find out about EMEA in our series of social media posts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/economicchange
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studyemea

Visit our website for details:

Get personally in touch with us for special queries:

SAVE THE DATE! GAMP Event November 2-3, 2017

Save the date

The BMZ Project of the German-Arab Master's Programmes, which started in 2007 with IWRM, will terminate on December 31, 2017. On this occasion, a final project event will take place on November 2-3, 2017 in Berlin. While the first day (afternoon and evening) is supposed to showcase the GAMP model and its achievements to external actors and stakeholders, the second day will focus on the GAMP alumni. More details will be communicated soon...

GAMP Thinking Lab in Expert Meeting on SDG/Agenda 2030


GAMP will present a “thinking lab” in the framework of an expert meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)/Agenda 2030. The meeting, which is organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), will take place on March 20-21, 2017 in Berlin. Based on the example of the GAMP approach, the “thinking lab” will discuss “South-North networks for joint learning and research in the development context”.

Further information under http://www.higher-education-2030agenda.de/de/

GAMP Alumni Tracer Study

GAMP has been existing for nearly 10 years now.

As part of our celebrations, this year will bring many great opportunities to meet with old friends and see what over 500 students in GAMP have achieved so far.

Therefore, GIZ is currently preparing an Alumni Tracer Study to see which changes GAMP graduates have made, which sectors they work at and how their contributions are seen by others.

If you know a former colleague of yours that should be represented in this study – or if you are a Change Agent yourself: Please contact us at gamp@giz.de!

REMENA: New Intake - Apply Now!

REMENA: Apply now for intake 13 with start of studies in April 2017 in Kassel!
Partial DAAD-Scholarship funding is possible for applicants from Egypt and Tunisia.
For more information, please visit https://www.uni-kassel.de/eecs/remena/application.html

Quick: GAMP Newsletter in December

The 7th Edition of the GAMP-Newsletter is due to be published in December 2016. Don't miss out: Subscribe here today.

EMEA: Apply now!

The next intake of the Master’s programme Economics of the Middle East (EMEA) will start in October 2016. Application deadline is August 26, 2016 For further information, visit http://www.uni-marburg.de/emea.

IWRM Alumni Found Consulting Firm

WEE Pros GmbH is an initative from some IWRM alumni to create a management consulting firm specialized in water, energy and environment. Mainly focusing on GAMP alumni and recommending specialists for sustainability projects in the MENA region, this will help in creating job opportunities for GAMP alumni and complement work and efforts invested through the past years and connect the dots!

Please visit the following website for more information including a brochure with an overview on the consulting services offered by WEE Pros GmbH.

Berlin Module 2016 - Full Success!

(c) Bielski - Berlin Modul 2016


This year’s Berlin Module again was a full success. With about 80 students from the five GAMP master’s courses, it took place from May 28 till June 3, 2016. Commissioned by the GIZ, the Centre for Rural Development (SLE) of the Humboldt University Berlin had organized the event.

(c) Bielski - Berlin Modul 2016


For further information, please read the article published by the DAFG – German-Arab Friendship Association, which had invited to a most interesting discussion with a presentation by the former German Ambassador Bernd Erbel (Bagdad, Cairo, Teheran) titled „Interest, Principles and Actors of German Foreign Policy in the MENA Region“, under the following link (only in German).

REMENA and EMEA visit GIZ Eschborn

REMENA and EMEA visit GIZ Eschborn

On June 10, 2016 the current intakes of the German-Arab Master’s Programs (GAMP) “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the MENA Region (REMENA)” and “Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)” came to GIZ Eschborn for a one-day visit. In the morning, around 35 students from Egypt, Tunisia, Germany, India, Netherlands and Pakistan learnt about GIZ’s activities in the MENA region and discussed with GIZ representatives from the human resources department and the sectorial department.

REMENA and EMEA visit GIZ Eschborn

In the afternoon the group was introduced to the GIZ cooperation management model Capacity Works. In working group sessions, they applied the model to their own practice and experience in specific projects. These projects comprised a colorful bunch of subjects, such as energy auditing in Burundi, olive tree production in Tunisia, the production process of a solar mobile charger, cloud computing, and potato refrigeration in Egypt, as well as safety management in India.  

REMENA and EMEA visit GIZ Eschborn

The working groups presented their results in a final market place session.

As the composition of the participants again showed, GAMP does not only stand for German-Arab cooperation, but for building bridges for intercultural exchange and cooperation.

REMENA and EMEA visit GIZ Eschborn

INEMA 6th Intake: boost your career, develop yourself!


In October 2016, INEMA will start its 6th intake. Application deadline is June 15, 2016. Below you find the announcement, the new INEMA Flyer, and the testimonials of three INEMA alumni.

Coming Up: Next GAMP Webinar "Water For Energy, Or Energy For Water?"

GAMP Webinar Water & Energy

Join the 5th webinar of the GAMP Academy on Sustainability - Monday April 25th, 2016 (5:30-7:00 pm CET)

On Monday 25/04/2016 5:30-7:00 pm CET there will be another webinar in the series „GAMP Academy for Sustainability“, with the title “Water For Energy, Or Energy For Water?” It will offer a number of interesting inputs from Egypt, Jordan and Germany, and be complemented by a chat session.

GAMP students, alumni, staff and everyone interested are cordially invited to join the webinar and participate!

To access the webinar, simply register at the Alumniportal Deutschland and afterwards join the GAMP Alumni Group. The webinar is then accessible on the Alumniportal Deutschland webpage on April 25 at 5:30 pm CET. Registration is free of charge.

More information you find here:

GAMP Network Strategy Meeting 2015

The 4th GAMP Strategy Meeting took place on November 14-16, 2015 in Bonn. Coordinators and alumni representatives of EMEA, INEMA, IUSD, IWRM and REMENA discussed current challenges in the 5 German-Arab Master’s Programmes and strategies for their further development. The meeting with about 35 participants also offered the opportunity for an exchange with Eckhard Volkmann, representative of the BMZ MENA Division.

GAMP Network Strategy Meeting 2015

Quite a few participants took the chance to walk through “Engagement Weltweit – Commitment to One World” on November 14, 2014 in Bonn. With 3 stands (IUSD, ITT TH Cologne/IWRM, GIZ-DAAD), GAMP was well represented in this professional fair for personnel development cooperation, which attracted about 1,400 visitors.

The Minutes and Presentations of the GAMP Network Strategy Meeting 2015 are presented here:

GAMP Newsletter No. 6:  Now Online!

Published in October 2015, the new edition of the GAMP Newsletter presents various articles from GAMP alumni and participants. For instance, Amna Omer from Sudan, who is currently studying in IWRM with an OFID scholarship, describes the urgent need for finding appropriate solutions in the water sector and its relevance for the future of her country. Sarah El Mergawy from REMENA reports on her Master’s thesis about E-mobility in Egypt. ECAR alumnus Husam Al Dakak tells about his experience as project manager for the German Import Promotion Desk (IPD). INEMA alumna Andrea Huebner presents some of the results of her recent Master’s thesis on alumni management.

Here you can find the latest edition of our Newsletter.

Here you can find previous editions of our newsletter.

How to find internship opportunities with GIZ

When looking for internship opportunities with GIZ, the webpage can be helpful for your endeavour.

Find more information about vacancies, requirements and the application process on the GIZ “Information for Young Talent” page. There in the right column, you can find further links which will bring you closer to your goal. By clicking on “Internship Vacancies”, you will be forwarded to the current list of opportunities, and there you can also sign up for regular email notifications about new openings.

German-Arab jour fixe: “German-Arab Business Relations"

The DAFG is Holding a German-Arab jour fixe for all interested students and scholars on

“German-Arab Business Relations: Chances for your Career”
Friday, 24th April 2015,
at 12:00pm

at the TU München, Campus Garching,
Fakultät für Maschinenwesen, Boltzmannstraße 15,
85748 Garching.

Please find more Information here

GAMP Alumni-Survey 2014: Now Online!

Alumni Survey 2014

In November 2014, over 100 GAMP alumni participated in the Alumni Survey. This survey is an integral part of GAMP's project monitoring and can be used for further developing the programmes.

Three highly sought "Capacity Works" Manuals of GIZ were drawn among participants of the survey.
Lucky Winners are: Mona Ayoub, Hani Al-Koli and Ahmed Abelkhalek.

We thank all alumni for their participation!

The results of the survey can now be accessed here.