The Rwanda Media Project is a partnership project between Kwetu Film Institute, DW Akademie and Europäisches Filmzentrum Babelsberg e.V. (EFB). It is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Center for International Migration and Development (CIM).
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing shared projects with partner countries and international development organisations. All efforts are informed by the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which ambitiously aim to halve poverty in the world by 2015. In political and financial terms, the main focus is on bilateral official development cooperation, i.e. direct cooperation with a partner country. With its partners, and in consultation with other donor countries, the BMZ elaborates country strategy papers and identifies common priority areas.
The Kwetu Film Institute (KFI) is Rwandas centre of professional film and TV competence for trainings and education, production, cultural expression, regional civic and economical advise and engagement. KFI is offering a high professional level of competence in training and education for talented young persons in film, television and mobile. The institute provides Rwanda and the East African Community with sustainable and recognized media facilities and state of the art technical equipment. KFI is offering and delivering consultancy for public and private sector projects in the developing Rwanda film and TV business. The KFI as well as the Rwanda Media Project are especially supporting talented young woman to join the offered trainings.
DW Akademie is Germany’s leading organization for international media development. DW Akademie supports the development of independent, transparent media systems, quality journalism and media expertise. DW Akademie helps rebuild media in post-crisis and post-conflict environments and contribute internationally to the advanced training of media professionals.
DW Akademie respects the cultural identity of its partners and works closely together in designing the projects. It is important for DW Akademie that these projects are practice-oriented, interactive and innovative. DW Akademie considers its work to be successful when its partners seek change and are able to follow through with reforms.
The Europäisches Filmzentrum Babelsberg e.V. (EFB) initiates and implements media projects and training programmes together with national and international partners. It is based in the fx.Center, a media centre specialised in digital film production – one of EFB’s projects, completed in 1999. Founding members were filmmakers and representatives of the media, industry and politics from several European nations, chaired by German director Peter Fleischmann and Dutch entrepreneur Bessel Kok. It acted as advisor when the famous Babelsberg Film Studios were rescued and restructured by the French Media group Compagnie Générale des Eaux. Since 2001, Volker Schlöndorff and Prof. Dr. Axel Geiss have been the chairmen. Board members are Peter Fleischmann, Bessel Kok und Dr. Carl Woebcken, managing director is Angelika Stute.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Organization for International Cooperation, GIZ) is a federal enterprise.
The GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. The GIZ also supports its partners with management and logistical services, and acts as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts.
The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is the competence centre for global labour mobility in the international cooperation activities of the German Government.
CIM places technical experts and managers in positions worldwide and provide partners with advice and support on migration and development issues. CIM is jointly run by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Employment Agency. The goal is to ensure, through sustainable international cooperation, that people living in developing and emerging countries have better prospects for a good life. The CIM comprehensive service package promotes the positive potential of migration. It supports its partner countries in achieving the objectives they have set for themselves in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).