Integrity Advisor

Integrity is essential to our work at GIZ. That’s why our integrity management system not only comprises Integrity Advisors, but also an external Ombudswoman.

The Integrity Advisors, are impartial, autonomous and bound to confidentiality.

Project partners, clients and members of the general public can contact GIZ’s Integrity Advisors. You are advised to do so if

  • you have questions on ethical conduct in general and our Code of Conduct in particular,
  • you have reason to suspect corrupt practices or any infringement of GIZ’s Code of Conduct.

The Integrity Advisors are the main point of contact for complaints related to human rights. They act autonomously and independently, are impartial and maintain confidentiality in these cases.

GIZ has appointed an external ombudswoman (lawyer) as an additional contact person in matters related to corruption. If there are reasonable grounds for suspicion, project partners, clients, members of the public and GIZ staff can contact the ombudswoman directly and arrange a confidential consultation.


Carola Faller
GIZ Integrity Advisor
Email: integrity-mailbox​​
Tel.: +49 6196 79 3529

Hans-Joachim Gante
GIZ Integrity Advisor
Email: integrity-mailbox​​
Tel.: +49 228 4460 1557

Annette Parsch
GIZ Ombudswoman
Email: parsch​​
Tel.: +49 800 4496628

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