Deutsches Zentrum fiir Enttickhmgstechnolugien - GATE
Deutsches Zentrum fir Entwicklungstechnologien - GAT;i - stands for German Ar;‘. I_priate Technology Exchange. it was fc;tinded in 1978 as a spe@aldivision of the DeutsdieGesellschaft fur Techaische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. GATE is a centre for the dia-semination and promotion of appropriate technologies for developing countries. Gi:TEdefines ,,Appropriate technologies“ as those which are suitable and acceptable n the !ight ofeconomic, social and cultural criteria. They should contribute to socio-economic develop-ment whilst ensuring optimal utilization of resourcesand minimal detriment to the environ-ment. Depending on the caseat hand a traditional, intermediate or highly-developed can bethe ,,apptopriate” one. GATE focusses ts work on five key areas:- T&rnologt Ezcchnnge: ollecting, processing and disseminating information on technolo-gies appropriate to the needs of the developing countries; ascertaining the technologicalrequirements of Third World countries; support in the form of personnel, material andequipment to promote t%e development and adaptation of technologies for developingcountries.- Research and Developmenr: Conducting and/or promoting research and developmentwork in appropriate technologies.- Cooperation in ‘l’echnologkaf Devefopmetzt:Cooperation in the form of joint projects withrelevant institutions in developing countries and in the Federal Republic of Germany.- Environmental Protectiotr: The growing importance of ecology and environmental protec-tion require better coordination and harmonization of projects. In order to tackle these asksmore effectively, a coordination center was set up within GATE in 1985.- Pramocion of Women’s Participation in Development: A special section established withinGATE has the task of implementing pilot projects for the promation of women’s partici-pation in development. The findings of these projects shall be made available for all GTZprojects.GATE has entered into cooperation agreements
with a number of technolagy centres in
Third World countries,GATE offers a free information serviceon appropriate technologies for all public and privatedevelopment institutions in developing countries. dealing with the development, adaptation,introduction and application of technologies.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
The government-owned GTZ operates
the field of Technical Cooperation. 2 200 Germanexperts are working together with partners from about 100 countries of Africa, Asia andLatin America in projects covering practically every sector of agriculture, forestry, economicdevelopment, social services and institutional’ and material infrastructure. - The GTZ is acommissioned to do this work both by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germanyand by other government or semi-government authorities.The GTZ activities encompass:- appraisal, kchnical planning, coatrol and supervision of technical cooperation projectscommissioned by the Government of the Federal Republic or by other authorities- providing an advisory service to other agencies ilso working on development projects-the recruitment, selection, briefing, assignment, administration of expert personnel andtheir welfare and technical backstopping during their period of assignment- provision of materials and equipment for projects, planning work, selection, purchasing’and shipment to the developing countries- management of all financial obligations to the partner-country.
Deutsches Zen&urn fiir Entwicklungstechnologien - GATEin: Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Techmsche Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbHPostbox 5180D-6236 Eschborn IFederal Republic of GermanyTel.: (06196) 79-O Telex: 4 1523-Ogtz d