Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is a member of GIZ’s Supervisory Board. Cooperation between GIZ and the Ministry focuses primarily on issues relating to the promotion of foreign trade. In this context, GIZ mainly helps establish an enabling environment in Germany’s markets abroad.
On behalf of the Ministry, GIZ implements projects and programmes within the framework of the Renewable Energies Export Initiative and is engaged in international manager training. It also facilitates bilateral energy dialogues, e.g. in China and India, provides general advice on international energy issues, and helps to secure EU funding for twinning projects (partnerships between public administrations). GIZ also supports implementation of these projects. The Ministry hosts Germany’s National Contact Point for Twinning, which advises all the federal ministries on twinning issues and represents their interests in twinning matters to the European Commission on a joint basis. GIZ staff members provide advisory services to the Contact Point.