A NETWORK WITH MANY COMPETENCIES

Under the guiding principle „Releasing Human Potential “– to enable a future through education, TwoWings is committed to draw the attention of the public to innovative and sustainable, education-oriented development projects and development organizations and enlist friends and supporters as well as acquire financial contributions for this purpose. TwoWings was established in 1996 as an independent network in Austria and supports sustainable development projects and organizations world-wide. Common among these projects is that the people don't turn into passive recipients of development help. Rather, these projects inspire the people to take care of their lives themselves and to engage themselves with their newly acquired abilities and skills for the advancement of their families, village-communities and region. These are projects that address one’s heart and mind. The projects are open for all people – irrespective of skin color, religion or ethnic affiliation. The North-South-Advisory Board of TwoWings is composed of four members of each the Northern and Southern hemisphere and decides on the allocation of the funds for the projects. Through this procedure it is being guaranteed that development funds will not be requested by the northern representatives alone – without taking into account the interests of the southern representatives – but rather the funds will be requested in consensus of the whole Advisory Board. By this, TwoWings is striving to take into account the basic idea of a partnership and a balanced cohabitation between the “North” and the “South”. In addition to this, it is guaranteed that projects are being selected that are adjusted to the local needs, are well-designed and are being borne by the inhabitants. The Board of Trustees of TwoWings comprises university professors and experts.

The Board of Trustees of TwoWings
Prof. DDr. Johann FIGL
Prof.Dr. Herbert PIETSCHMANN
Prof.Dr. Helmut REINALTER
Dir.Dr. Agnes HUSSLEIN
Prof. Dr. Michael MAITZEN
Dr. Susanne SCHAUP
Dr. Paul HERZOG
Mijou KOVACS
Angelika PRESTON
Ludwig NEUMANN
Dr. Gerhard UMMENBERGER
Dr. Faramarz ETTEHADIEH