On Thursday, May 12th, 2016, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH signed a MoU with the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG). The MoU will initially extend over a period of three years and will strengthen future exchange and further cooperation between both partners in Emergency and Disaster Risk Management.
The CAG, established in 1994 in Beijing, is a central hub of the political system of the People’s Republic of China functioning as a state-of-the-art training center for middle and senior civil servants, senior executives and policy research fellows. It reports directly to the State Council.
The CAG in function of its adjunct National Institute for Emergency Management (NIEM) has been a vital partner for project activities of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM). Together with NIEM, GIDRM has been implementing activities surrounding institutional capacity building and the creation of integrated solutions for Disaster Risk Preparedness, as well as Disaster Risk Management and Governance in China and its decision makers.
GIDRM Head of Project Olaf Handloegten, amongst GIZ member of board Richter and CAG Vice President Chen and his delegation, was present at the signing of the MoU, referred to this long-standing cooperation and recognized the MoU as another important step towards a consolidation of this strategically important partnership.