After four years of construction, Chancellor Angela Merkel has today officially handed over the building in Addis Ababa to the African Union.
Better harvest yields are enabling Mali’s farmers to improve their income and thus help stabilise the country’s economy.
04.02.2016 – A peaceful and sustainable Africa – that is the vision of the African Union. GIZ is supporting the AU on this path.
13.07.2016 – To GIZ’s relief, all German employees working in South Sudan have left the country due to unrest over the past few days.
17.06.2016 – Unemployment in Morocco and Tunisia is high. Many young North Africans want to start a new life in Europe – and risk their lives in the Mediterranean to do so. GIZ is working to improve the local job prospects for young people.
04.02.2016 – Modern teaching methods communicate not only knowledge but also the ability to solve problems and engage in critical thinking. GIZ and the Afghan Ministry of Education have together embarked on a fundamental overhaul of the country's education system.
08.12.2016 – MajiData – a public database for improving water supply and sanitation
04.10.2016 – People in Afghanistan need work in order to provide for their families and send their children to school. GIZ is playing an active part in achieving this goal.
21.12.2016 – GIZ is supporting people who have fled Syria and are internally displaced in Iraq in rebuilding an independent life.
22.06.2016 – Hundreds of thousands of refugees in northern Iraq are seeking sanctuary from war and terror. The priority is not just their short-term safety but also their long-term prospects.
08.03.2016 – Thanks to a partnership between GIZ and Ecuador’s largest telecom provider, millions of at-risk women can now call for immediate assistance.
03.05.2016 – The Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank is taking place in Frankfurt until 5 May 2016. The theme, Cooperating for Sustainability, puts the spotlight on the ever closer economic ties between Asia and Europe.
04.10.2016 – In Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, GIZ is helping residents earn some income while also managing waste. It is implementing the project together with Oxfam.
22.01.2016 – Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz has passed away. The former State Secretary at the BMZ served as Chair of GIZ’s Supervisory Board from 2010 until 2013.
11.07.2016 – The Government of Malawi is keen for farmers to grow food instead of tobacco, as this is the best long-term defence against hunger. GIZ is supporting the switch.
16.02.2016 – The Government of Malawi is keen to reduce the country’s economic dependence on tobacco and improve food security – with GIZ’s support.
30.03.2016 – By improving the income of farmers in five countries in Africa this innovative approach is having a broad impact and has earned the recognition of the DAC jury.
25.04.2016 – Temporary accommodation, health centres, and bricklaying courses: on behalf of the German Government, GIZ provided extensive support following the earthquake in Nepal and is now promoting reconstruction.
23.02.2016 – To find a job, you first have to know where to look. Since the summer of 2015, the German Information Point for Migration, Vocational Training and Career (DIMAK) has been helping people in their search.
08.07.2016 – Jordan suffers from severe water scarcity. GIZ is helping to improve the situation by training female plumbers – thus offering them prospects for the future.
16.09.2016 – GIZ is supporting rice farmers and countries in Southeast Asia in using satellite data to better monitor and manage their rice production.
23.08.2016 – Brazil wants to use alternative sources, such as the sun, to generate more energy. GIZ is supporting the country in promoting solar technology.
27.04.2016 – For the first time, BMZ and GIZ have been ranked ‘good’ in the 2016 Aid Transparency Index, with further improvements in the pipeline.
18.04.2016 – The magazine's own website will go live at the same time the new issue is published. The website shows the wide spectrum of GIZ’s work.
19.05.2016 – GIZ’s Academy for International Cooperation will be working out of Bonn-Röttgen as of late 2017.
17.10.2016 – Improving local climate change mitigation, adapting to the impacts of climate change: GIZ can now apply for project financing from the fund.
26.10.2016 – How the Metro rail system in Delhi and a cricket ground in Bangalore are gearing up for green energy – a report from the ‘akzente’ magazine.
26.07.2016 – Tunisia’s interior holds few prospects to attract young people. New training centres provide a reason to stay.
01.11.2016 – GIZ is helping countries such as Brazil drive forward their own energy transition by improving energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. Germany provides a role model.
20.10.2016 – Traffic in China’s cities is steadily increasing. GIZ is advising the country on how to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and make the transport sector more climate friendly.
22.12.2016 – Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Ghana and Ukraine ... GIZ employees living and working around the world report on traditional Christmas dishes.
13.10.2016 – The third global conference in Ecuador is just around the corner. GIZ will be presenting successful solutions for achieving sustainable urban development.
29.06.2016 – Illegal checkpoints make life difficult for Nigerian traders. An app is making incidents visible to the public and helping prevent corruption.
11.08.2016 – Sport for Development: sport not only provides physical exercise, it also helps drive sustainable changes – around the world.
01.08.2016 – About one million Afghans have been displaced within their own country. GIZ is helping provide them with an education, and thereby prospects for the future.
14.11.2016 – This Southeast Asian Republic is expanding public transport systems in cities like Bogor and installing new pavements in a bid to reduce the volume of traffic.
29.01.2016 – Some 2.5 million Syrians have fled to Turkey, primarily to the southern provinces, since the Syrian conflict began. Over two million of them live in towns and villages rather than camps.
29.08.2016 – GIZ's Fit for School programme supports ministries of education across South-East Asia in improving hygiene in schools and facilitating a healthy environment for learning.
09.12.2016 – Many migrants who come to Germany intend to return to their home countries in the long term – for this to succeed, they need prospects.
28.01.2016 – The extractive sector is booming in East Africa, leading to a corresponding rise in demand for labour. GIZ is working to ensure that the jobs needed are created locally. The project is partly funded by the UK firm BG Group.
14 September 2016 – Digitalisation, poverty, social security – The new issue of GIZ’s customer magazine akzente focuses on the topic of ‘work’.
24.08.2016 – For a long time, Lviv’s Old City was left to ruin. GIZ is training craftspeople to comprehensively rehabilitate the historic buildings.
02.12.2016 – 5 December is International Volunteer Day. Volunteers are helping to realise the global Sustainable Development Goals – for example in biodiversity projects.
04.11.2016 – From 7 to 18 November, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) will take place in Marrakesh. The host country has set itself some ambitious climate targets.
15.08.2016 – Country Director Robert Kressirer talks about the challenges of working in Afghanistan. GIZ is still operating throughout the country with the aim of improving the living conditions of the local population.
18.11.2016 – The latest issue of the GIZ customer magazine akzente focuses on the priority topic of health.
21.03.2016 – Millions of people have fled to Turkey and Iraq since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. Carl Taestensen is working for GIZ in the region and reports on the provision of support for refugees and host communities.
30.09.2016 – According to the GIZ expert, cities – administration as well as citizens – are key actors with regard to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
08.09.2016 – Climate change is one of the most important challenges of our time. Over the past ten years, GIZ projects to protect the environment and mitigate climate change have achieved great success. Millions of people are benefiting from the results.
17.03.2016 – 25 Nachhaltigkeitsziele hatte sich die GIZ gesetzt. Die Bilanz im Fortschrittsbericht fällt positiv aus.
12.02.2016 – The refugee crisis in the Middle East and health security are just two of the many topics of this year’s Munich Security Conference. GIZ will be there to present the actors and challenges involved in the African Peace and Security Architecture.
11.11.2016 –Protecting migrants from human traffickers and people smugglers.
07.11.2016 – Today, the United Nations Climate Change Conference starts in Morocco. A report from the magazine akzente describes how Costa Rica is confronting the changes.
16.08.2016 – Brazil’s tropical forests serve as habitats for countless flora and fauna species and as a vital global carbon sink. On behalf of BMZ and BMUB, GIZ is promoting the conservation of these valuable areas.
09.09.2016 – Costa Rica wants to become more climate-friendly, including in its coffee farming. GIZ is supporting this through training, advisory services and financing measures.
11.11.2016 – Whether facing strong rains or heat waves, cities can use various strategies to protect themselves against climate change impacts.
15.01.2016 – The Berbers call it the ‘Tree of Life’. But it is only in recent years that Morocco has discovered the true value of the argan tree and its oil for people, the environment and the economy.
21.11.2016 – An interview with the Sustainable Development Course Coordinator at the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC).
01.12.2016 – The 13th UN Biodiversity Conference is taking place from 4 to 17 December in Cancún, Mexico.
06.04.2016 – European entrepreneurs, experts from our partner countries and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH staff are devising digital business models to help drive forward development. In an interview, SAP manager Michael Pittelkow reports on the first lab of tomorrow.
19.11.2016 – Improved health services for 500,000 people in cooperation with the Clinton Development Initiative in Malawi.
02.03.2016 – Over the past year, 17 future managers have completed the ‘Afrika kommt!’ (‘Africa is coming!’) programme initiated by German private sector companies. They met Germany’s Federal President Gauck and Foreign Affairs Minister Steinmeier.
18.04.2016 – The ‘Changing World’ debate: how we can support refugees in neighbouring countries.
11.10.2016 – From 9 to 12 October, development workers and other volunteers are meeting at the IVCO Conference 2016 (International Volunteering Cooperation Organizations) – an event organised by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and GIZ.
29.07.2016 – GIZ works to achieve better economic and social standards. This benefits people, individual companies and the economy as a whole.
31.05.2016 – In many of its projects, GIZ is working to make urban life more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The German Government has invited experts to Berlin to discuss the future of cities.
21.07.2016 – One in two Kosovars wishes to migrate to Western Europe. GIZ provides advice to young people in the country looking for a future.
05.07.2016 – GIZ presents its company report in Berlin today. One of the focal points of its work is supporting refugees.
19.10.2016 – United Nations Day is on 24 October. Olaf Kjørven explains how UNICEF is helping protect child refugees and what role partners such as GIZ can play.
18.10.2016 – The City of Windhoek is upgrading its local public transport infrastructure in order to reduce pollution and address some of its social and economic problems.
23.06.2016 – Commissioned by the German Government, GIZ has been working to promote sustainable development through its projects over the last decade, and to good effect.
16.12.2016 – Building retrofits combined with training for energy-efficiency experts cut annual energy consumption by up to ten per cent.
03.11.2016 – Coffee production in Uganda is now more transparent and efficient thanks to a smartphone app. The biggest beneficiaries are the coffee farmers.
28.11.2016 – The Pacific Islands are particularly hard hit by climate change. Smartphone apps are helping people there protect themselves from natural disasters.