The GHA received support from the ranks of development cooperation (DC) at the beginning of May with Dr. Silvia Huber as DC Scout.
By sending so-called DC Scouts, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides German companies with expert advisors with development policy know-how.
“I am assigned as an DC Scout to the GHA until the end of 2021. I will work at GHA as a mediator between development cooperation and the business community. The focus of my work will be to inform and advise the GHA and GHA members about funding opportunities offered by the German government and cooperation possibilities with the various implementing organisations in development cooperation. The aim is to develop and facilitate projects in developing and emerging countries together with GHA members,” Silvia Huber describes her upcoming tasks.
The DC Scout at GHA forms the link between the health sector and development cooperation. As a DC Scout, Silvia Huber promotes cooperation and synergies between companies, development cooperation and foreign trade promotion. She helps GHA members to find the right thing among the offerings of German development cooperation. “I would like to intensify the cooperation between business and development cooperation and leverage development potential. In this way, we can create win-win situations at GHA,” Silvia Huber looks forward to the task ahead.
GHA members can benefit from Silvia Huber’s expertise in development policy. She knows the logic, the instruments and the approaches of governmental development cooperation. The GHA plans to establish a working group “DC Scout”.
Silvia Huber’s medical studies and master’s degree in “International Health”, her clinical experience in pediatrics and her eight years as a consultant at GIZ on global health issues predestine her for the role of a DC-Scout at GHA.
Further information on the Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH development cooperation scout programme is available at www.bmz.de/ez-scouts and www.giz.de.