Time is a crucial factor for sustainability and therefore the
success or failure of development efforts. In order to adequately deal with
this factor, international development cooperation must be aware of the
multitude of concepts and perceptions of time that exist worldwide.
Against this backdrop Misereor, GTZ and the weekly newspaper
DIE ZEIT got together to discuss the nexus of time and development with
policy makers and experts of international development cooperation.
The project consisted of:
The goal of the conference was to sensitize people to the
multitude of concepts and perceptions of time that exist in international
development cooperation and in Germany and to identify points of departure
for a productive engagement with the factor time. A more pronounced
sensitivity for the differences of concepts of time and a more developed
awareness for our own way of dealing with time, so the assumption, improves
the chances of success of international development cooperation.
This website presents the results of the project.