Developing people is the engine for the development of humanity (V-EZ, International Training Centre, 2010). If one wants to "develop" people and organizations in international contexts, one needs more than a quick seminar. LochTCR specializes in sustainable capacity building for stakeholders in the field of developmental cooperation. This usually requires a multi-level approach, accounting for individual, institutional and systemic developments.

Consulting projects for international human resource development have been implemented in recent years in Germany, France, Indonesia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Mozambique and Haiti with the following clients:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit

Decentralization in Indonesia requires the qualification of key players in the local financial management system. LochTCR is on site in charge for capacity building measures, together with the major stakeholders in seven training institutions (including coaching, concept development and high potential support) for over two years.



As Senior Project Manager of the Leadership & Communication program (LCCNR) in Timor-Leste LochTCR was responsible for integrating old and future leaders in a national dialogue process.


Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

In the framework of recent political developments in 2010, a fact finding mission was sent to East Timor consisting of representatives from major German developmental organizations. LochTCR developed the survey design and facilitated the dialogue locally leading to a comprehensive analysis about East-Timor in relation to ASEAN.



For leadership courses in the Civil Academy of German Armed Forces, the high relevance of the topic "ethnicity, religion and cultural environment" is increasingly recognized - not only in Afghanistan. Both the cross-cultural coaching after the return as well as the anticipatory discussion of possible conflict scenarios play an important role. LochTCR works here with Pakistani experts of Kulturdialog in Berlin.


United Nations

Responsible for Civil Affairs in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the focus is first on Facilitation and Monitoring, second, conflict management and third reconstruction of a functioning state - which requires sustainable development of its human resources.


Indonesian Finance Ministry

A Roadmap for sustainable structures in local finance management trainings was developped by LochTCRin cooperation with the Indonesian Finance Ministry, the German GIZ and various international experts.


Center for Endangered Languages Documentation/Max-Planck Institut/Volkswagenstiftung

In the Indonesian part of Papua, over 200 endangered languages​and cultures still exist. Based on a feasibility study, LochTCRestablished in collaboration with Indonesian and international researchers, a concept for sustainable documentation work with local teachers, students and researchers on the island of Yapen. After the successful acquisition of external funding, a Center for Endangered Languages Documentation was specifically set up at the State University UNIPA.


Instituto Cathólico para Formaçao de Professores
(Catholic Institute for Training of Teachers)

The years 2002-2005 were dedicated to the reconstruction of the small island of Timor-Leste. After the independence, the country lacked qualified teachers, as a result German development aid organizations substantially supported their training and further education. Aside from international human resource development, work as integrated adviser was also on cross-cutting issues such as gender, poverty, trauma and impact measurement.



In the Lufthansa Service Holding AG topics such as "quality ", "hygiene" and "service" are pivotal. Though, in cross-culturall comparison the concepts related to these key factors are by no means anywhere in the world the same. The cabin crew, as well as top managers need specific knowledge to deal with customers in the Arab region. LochTCR worked here with Cross-Cultures in Cologne.


InWEnt Capacity Building International

One of the German Centers of Excellence for international human resources development is the Training Centre for Developmental Cooperation, InWEnt (formerly DSE, since 2011 GIZ). First as scientific officer (1997-1999), later as an independent consultant, the continuous dialogue on international approaches to capacity building and preparation of technical and management personnel continues.



Advising institutions and taskforces for the development of teaching materials, educational and content related principles are applied. Especially for the Training of Trainers (ToT) and International Conflict & Communication Trainings LochTCR developed numerous different classroom- ond online materials for various clients.

Examples of different multi-media developments to be highlighted:

Case Studies on Local Finance Management (Indonesian & English)

In collaboration with authors from different universities and ministries in Indonesia, a series of facilitator manuals for case studies on local finance management was developed. Modern adult education, participatory teaching methods and state-of-the-art design are features of the series. (edited together with F. Zen, H. Handra & A. Prianto).


Interkult 1.0

An intercultural tool for self-learning from the early days of Web-based training: six hours of multimedia adapted scenarios of development cooperation with 24 videos, 18 topics on intercultural communication and a virtual Self-Assessment - Center. (with the assistance of D. Feibig, M. Priller).


Dokumentasaun (Tetum)

Over 40 hours of ethnographic material, in which East Timorese report how and why they use their independence to revive ancient rituals of reconciliation. The consulting project for the production of video CDs was conducted with the active participation of people in remote villages. At the end of the production they received this documentation – as a training material for future generations who no longer know how to perform the rituals, but how to use a video player ... (With the collaboration of A. Ribeiro, J. Lopez, C. da Costa, N. da Costa).



Materialen zum Psychologieunterricht

An e-learning tool for the Arnold-Dannenmann Academy of CJD on topics of empirical psychology, psychodynamics, learning and memory, personality and intelligence, emotion and motivation, stress and aggression, social psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology and intervention.



Handlungskompetenz im internationalen Arbeitskontext
(Competences for international work context)

A manual on intercultural orientation and empowerment, was written by LochTCR in cooperation with the Consulting & Training Academy (CTA) for German specialists and executives preparing for the placement in emerging and developing countries.



Landes-Informations Portal Osttimor (Country Information System on Timor-Leste)

The Training Centre for Development Cooperation (V-EZ) provides a unique information platform for developing countries in Germany. LochTCR createdthe Online- LIPortal Osttimor for Asia's least developed country, Timor-Leste, and worked out specific (Offline) materials on the geography, politics, macro-and micro-structure of East Timor for area study courses.