Senior Experten Service (SES)
Through Senior Experts (specialists who have retired from their active professional career), SES promotes the vocational training, further education and qualification world-wide.
The majority of Senior Experts provide assistance to small and medium-sized companies, and work with institutions and organisations, "helping them to help themselves". Examples of the work performed by the "white-haired experts" include a project for introducing the technique of solar cooking in Kenya, helping with a hygiene programme in Mongolia, baking new types of bread in Georgia, treating effluent from a Chinese paper mill and giving sales training to staff at a toy factory in Thuringia, Germany. Since its foundation in 1983, Senior Experts have carried out nearly 12,000 assignments in 149 countries of the world.
At the headquarters in Bonn, around 5,800 highly qualified Senior Experts from nearly every section of industry are registered. Having been active in their profession for many decades, they are able to usefully deploy their expertise - on an honorary basis. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they are still needed.
SES is independent and registered as a non-profit corporation.
For developing countries, public funding is available on a project-related basis to finance our assignments