From June 22-24, twenty Bosch alumni from a variety of RBSG programs and representing 18 regions came together at the iac Berlin. For the duration of one year they have been appointed “Regional Coordinators” of the network and play a vital role in the decentralization process.
More than 80 people from the Bosch Alumni Network applied for the assignment earlier this year with a letter of motivation and a strategy sketch for their respective regions. A total of 52 people are now building eighteen local network structures, for example in China, North Africa, India and various parts of Europe.
As local contact points for network members, the "Regional Coordinators" connect alumni in their regions through activities and events and support the implementation of ideas. Thus, they contribute significantly to the further development of the entire network. Regional Coordinators are fulfilling their roles in a voluntary capacity and receive a budget for regional activities from the International Alumni Center (iac Berlin).
As a starting point for the cooperation, the local network representatives traveled to Berlin to discuss what this role means and how local strategies can best be implemented in the respective regional context.
Over the next 12 months, concrete networking formats will be trialled and tested and further developed in close cooperation with iac Berlin. The regional coordinators are a valuable resource with their expertise and commitment from the Robert Bosch Stiftung.