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Registration information
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Registered offices
Bonn and Eschborn, Germany
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 44 60-0
Fax: +49 228 44 60-17 66
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn, Germany
Phone:  +49 61 96 79-0
Fax:  +49 61 96 79-11 15
Registered at:
Local court (Amtsgericht) Bonn, Germany: HRB 18384
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394
VAT no:
DE 113891176
Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, State Secretary
Chairman of the Management Board:
Dr Bernd Eisenblätter
Managing Directors:
Dr Christoph Beier
Adolf Kloke-Lesch
Tom Pätz
Dr Sebastian Paust
Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß
Dr Jürgen Wilhelm

Responsible for the contents: Balthas Seibold, Petra Hagemann (GIZ) / FOSSFA (see also disclaimer above)
Coordination / Editing: George Nyambuya
Secretariat: Advanced Information Technology Institute of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) in Accra, Ghana.