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Jörn Geißelmann


is a senior advisor for strategic foresight in the corporate development unit of the German development agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit).

All articles of Jörn Geißelmann

International cooperation

How India’s global influence could develop

GIZ has developed four scenarios based on India’s domestic development, its relationship to China and the west and the orientation of the BRICS+.


Programmes for the poorest of the poor

To eradicate extreme poverty the ultra-poor need to be reached

Local communities

The cultural dimension

UN agencies are supporting culture sensitive development in remote regions of China

Public participation

Ambivalent role

Cautious attempts to involve citizens in the management of Chinese urban agglomerations

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