SCIMUS – an ethical guide for development partnership

“SCIMUS” is Latin and means “We know.” SCIMUS is a guiding principle for persons and organizations with a rational, fact-oriented way of thinking, who search for solutions to the problems of peaceful coexistence on our planet out of their own insights.

To reach rational decisions it is important to first experience facts on the ground in order to grasp the situation—in the original sense of the word.

In the guest country of a developmental partnership one often experiences the good will of the people, but one soon recognizes the impotence of those who mean well. Therefore one important objective must be to find a common path which will enable these people to realize their goals.