Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
I am Balthas, a senior project manager for ‚Global Knowledge Sharing & Learning' at GIZ, the 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH'.
The lead question of my work is: 'How can open knowledge sharing and learning foster the freedom to innovate in developing countries?'
I am particularly interested in the knowledge commons, global knowledge sharing and social networking to build human capacities, link up people and foster open learning worldwide.
I do advisory and training services for international cooperation programmes of the German government in the following areas:
(1) peer-to-peer networking & community empowerment
(2) commons-based peer production & knowledge sharing
(3) open learning & open education
(4) social networks for and with Alumni worldwide
(5) open innovation and open source
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