Entries from 'FES'

Working for ASEAN and Asia media-projects

After so many years as freelancer and my own boss working for NGOs and governmental institutions, I am finally also caught up in an office-job for the next months. Due to a lot of great coincidence I started to work for the “Office of Regional Cooperation in Asia” of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) here in Singapur….

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About consultancy and speed

When I started thinking about my thesis I just wanted to realise a topic, which had afterwards an effect on real life and did not end up in a dustbin after reading by the professor and maybe me. Than it speeded up fast… I managed to convince an MP as my supervisor, got an internship…

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Flooded office during the night

As me and Martin Hofmann, the other diploma-aspirant working for GTZ, normally work from the GTZ office everything was going smoothly there and fine. But our old office from Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, where we stayed some weeks in the beginning, went on an internal seminar and asked us to babysit the office. We thought no problem but…

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Caught between two offices

After visiting yesterday the fancy GTZ office in the United Nation Building and enjoying the “down-town-athmosphere” I am back to the office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation to work on my thesis. The GTZ office is directly supporting the SADC (Southern African Development Cooperation) cooperation and their headquarter, which is some hundred meters around the corner from…

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Sunny life in Kabul

After some great days in Kabul I really enjoy life here and Germany is soooo far away, even if you meeting Germans everywhere and all people love Germans, cause “they were never fighting against us”… :) And I got introduced to this town by our office, Ursula and Zahir, on several trips but also by…

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Perfect arrived in Kabul!

After great flights about Munich and Dubai, where I first experienced a first-world and afterwards a third-world airport I arrived perfect and fine in Kabul. From the mountains I had a great overview about the city but specially the huge mountains arround, snow covered. Together with Ursula Koch-Laugwitz, the office leader of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, I…

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