• "I had the impressive opportunity to share life, meals and work with Shantaben, a woman who is treated as "untouchable" in the village, for a few days." Former Federal minister Walter Riester, India 2010

  • "The benefit of the exposure and dialogue programme for me was the possibility to be in direct contact with people whose lives are influenced by the work of German development cooperation as well." Dr. Bärbel Kofler MdB, India 2006 and 2014

  • Bischof Dr. Stephan Ackermann

    “For me, the crucial term in the EDP was ‘changing attitudes’. Fortunately, it was not a term that we German people mentioned, but our Ugandan dialogue partners.” Bishop Dr. Stephan Ackermann, Chairman German Commission for Justice and Peace, Uganda 2011

  • Karl Starzacher, AGE

    “A great possibility… to get to know development policy in practice and to broaden the mind. There was one thing that became very clear to us: change is possible!” Karl Starzacher, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Uganda 2005

  • Gastgeber EDP, Indien 2007

    “I am looking for partners, who are willing to pay a fair price for our export products and appreciate our way to economise. This will benefit everyone.” Host EDP, India 2007

  • Bärbel Höhn, MdB

    “I am learning to not take anything for granted. Life is happening outside, because there is no electricity.” Bärbel Höhn, member of the Bundestag (German parliament), Uganda 2009 / India 2006

  • Ministerpräsident a.D. Dr. h.c. Erwin Teufel

    “I highly recommend this programme to politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists who work in the field of development policy!“ Retired Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. honorary doctor Erwin Teufel, India 1985/ Bangladesh 2000

  • Lothar Binding, MdB

    “Personal experience: how people can be happy with a modest life… Professional experience: the connection between seemingly easy decisions in foreign societies and cultures must be handled with care.” Lothar Binding, member of the Bundestag (German parliament), Bolivia 2004/ India 2000/ Brazil 2014

  • Erzbischof Dr. Ludwig Schick

    “Marialva (my hostess) gives the mothers advice on nutrition and discreetly explains to us: ‚ Pregnant children, fathers in the drug business, no reading or writing skills, ill child, and so on…!’“ Archbishop Dr. Ludwig Schick, Brazil 2008

  • Peter Weiß, MdB

    “Most of the people lose their jobs when they fall ill. Then they have to carry two burdens: they are unemployed and HIV-positive.” Peter Weiß, member of the Bundestag (German parliament), South Africa 2010/ India 1999

  • Gastgeberin EDP Indien

    “With the help of microfinance, I was able to establish a small chicken farm. Now I can pay my children’s school fees.” Hostess EDP India

  • “The secret of our organisation is to never stop and to always carry on. A single action does not guarantee success on the long term, as well as one failure cannot do the opposite.” Renana Jhabvala, SEWA, India 1986

  • “What impressed me a lot was the experience of a close togetherness without any moment of awkwardness or any strange feeling. The experience of trying to live a modest life for at least some time will accompany me.” Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Philippines 1999

  • “Meeting the woman in Bangladesh was moving, you could say, meeting her got under my skin. The experiences with ‘Frauen gründen Existenzen’ (‘Women found businesses’) encouraged me to advance my father’s company, despite all adversities.” Christine Schübel, Schübel GmbH, Bangladesh 2010 / India 2010

  • "It has been a remarkable experience to see the poor develop skills in their daily struggle for survival that can be harnessed to permanently overcome their poverty." Bruno Wenn, Bangladesh 2000

  • “The difference to ordinary business trips? Living with a family gives you a real and close connection to the country. The personal reference persons and the contact with regional business-partners are extraordinary.” Barbara Hagelschuer, BKU, Uganda 2008

  • “EDP successfully developed special programmes, where the participants are able to get to know families in their specific life situations and in this way, get an insight into development aid themes, such as microfinance.” Dr. Hans Reckers, Uganda 2005



19. March 2023

Uganda EDP 2022 follow-up process: food supply for refugees threatened

Arua / Kampala (08-13 March 2023) EDP partners in Uganda report an alarming situation. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will receive only one third of its pledged funding in East Africa. This also affects refugees living in Uganda, where EDP participants visited in July 2022. "People are panicking," says EDP partner Wilson Anguerini (Hummingbird Action for Peace and Development), since the refugees he works with at Rhino Refugee Settlement (Arua / West Nile) were told that food assistance would be drastically cut. For most, they will soon be stopped altogether.


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23. February 2023

Closing of Kenya EDP on-site - "Police-Close to the people?“

The Exposure and Dialogue Programme in cooperation with Haki Yetu Organization and Coast Inter-Faith Council of Clerics came to a successful ending on February 18, 2023. For three days, the EDP participants had been embedded in the peace building and conflict mediation work of the exposure hosts of these partner organizations. 11 participants representing state development cooperation, science and media gained in-depth insights, in parts, facilitated by the colleagues of Stephen Njuguna, who works as Civil Peace Service advisor at Coast-Interfaith Council of Clerics (CICC).

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30. June 2022

Online Dialogue Workshop July 15, 2022: Refugee Work in Uganda

To conclude the EDP Uganda (10-16 July 2022), which was supported by BMZ, EDP, together with JRS Uganda, CEPAD West Nile and HAPD, organized a hybrid dialogue workshop on Friday, 15 July 2022 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm CET. This was aimed at experts and managers as well as those responsible for international (development) cooperation, whom we welcomed as virtual guests. In Entebbe, the participants of the exposure and dialogue programme presented their learning experiences from the encounters with affected people and responsible actors in refugee work, and exchange ideas with sector experts.

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07. February 2022

EDP in Uganda, July 10-16, 2022

The EDP focuses on security of supply, capacity development, and strengthening social cohesion. You will learn how representatives of refugee and host communities work together constructively to improve the living conditions of all. Through direct dialogue with refugee leaders, you will experience the contributions of development partners in this sector. New perspectives on this policy field will open up for you. Conversely, the participating representatives of Ugandan government agencies, UNHHCR and civil society will benefit from the exchange of experiences with you for the further development of the work with refugee and host communities.

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02. February 2022

Cooperation of Exposure- und Dialogprogramme e.V. and AGIAMONDO e.V.

With the beginning of the new year, Exposure- und Dialogprogramme e.V. (EDP) and AGIAMONDO e.V. entered into an intensive cooperation to advance common goals. AGIAMONDO Managing Director Dr. Claudia Lücking-Michel is sure "that the work of both organizations fits well together to promote and accompany sustainable social change processes." Bruno Wenn, chairman of EDP e.V., envisions "good conditions for generating added value for their own concerns and those of their partner organizations."

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21. December 2020

In preparation: EDP on flight, social cohesion and resilience in Uganda.

"In Uganda, people are not dying of Corona but of hunger;" noted Jesuit Frido Pflüger, director of Jesuit Refugee Service Uganda, in a phone conversation with EDP e.V. back in April. Against the backdrop of the Ebola experience, the government imposed one of the world's toughest lockdowns, which massively affected health care, of all things.

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Kenya: "Citizen-oriented" policing?

In an authoritarian state system, how do you succeed in influencing the value orientation of an underpaid, poorly trained police force in such a way that human rights orientation and citizen-centeredness come to the fore? In cooperation with the Federal Academy for Security Policy and the German Police University, the new EDP project offers you the opportunity to meet civil society and state actors in order to gradually move closer to the goal of 'community-oriented policing'. For more information, click here.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions at edp(at)edpev.de.

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