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Olaf Scholz praises GIZ employees: ’You work for peace and sustainable development every day.’

During a visit to GIZ’s annual reception, the Chancellor emphasised the important role of development cooperation for tackling global challenges.


Training with practical experience: getting started in the new job

Kenya’s industry needs skilled workers, young people need jobs. Dual vocational training brings the two together.


Fire-free for a good harvest

Natural fertilisers instead of slash-and-burn: farmers in northern Ghana adopt agricultural practices that are environmentally friendly.


‘Re-affirming our commitment to the SDGs’

What do the UN Sustainable Development Goals mean for GIZ? In this interview, Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Chair of the Management Board, speaks about the value of the SDGs – and how they can be achieved.


Climate-friendly cooking in Kenya

For people and the environment: cooking on modern stoves instead of traditional open fires reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates new jobs.


Equal justice for all – free legal assistance in Zambia

'Paralegals' offer free legal counsel in Zambia. This especially benefits disadvantaged population groups.


Anna Sophie Herken joins the GIZ Management Board

‘I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at GIZ and to contributing my expertise to the company.’


Mediator from Moldova: From energy crisis to emancipation

Silvia Feraru is a mediator who supports Roma in her community in Moldova. In an interview, she tells us how Russia’s war of aggression has affected her work.


Former Chair of GIZ’s Management Board, Bernd Eisenblätter, has died

Bernd Eisenblätter has died. He died on 17 July 2023 at the age of 78. Bernd Eisenblätter was Chair of GIZ’s Management Board from January 2011 until his retirement on 1 July 2012.


Forest protection: a matter for the women at the top

In Bolivia’s indigenous communities, the leaders are almost always men. Ignacia Supepí Cuasase proves that women can be good leaders too. As her community’s cacique (chief), she is committed to protecting the environment there.


Mujeres al frente de la protección de los bosques

En las comunidades indígenas de Bolivia, los líderes son casi siempre hombres. Ignacia Supepí Cuasase demuestra que las mujeres también saben liderar. Como cacique de su comunidad, está comprometida con su entorno.


Implementing the 2030 Agenda worldwide

Julia Iversen coordinates work on the 2030 Agenda at GIZ. She outlines how countries around the world are receiving support with its implementation.


GIZ focuses on digitalisation and strong partnerships

2022 in figures: business volume rises to EUR 4 billion. Women account for over half of the more than 25,000 staff worldwide.


Agenda 2030 for sustainable development

Making the world more sustainable and resilient – that is the goal of the 2030 Agenda, which is the overarching guideline for GIZ's work.


Health and gender: how we all benefit from digital innovations

Not everyone experiences equal access, availability and impact when it comes to digital applications. Our goal: Equal opportunities thanks to more gender-inclusive digital solutions.


Growing vegetables (almost) without water

A village in northern Kenya shows how farming can succeed even in times of drought – thanks to hydroculture and solar energy.


Equality, not exclusion

Tact, sensitivity and trust are vital – programme manager Hans Bretschneider reports on working for the rights of the LGBTQI+ community in Rwanda.


‘Using artificial intelligence to improve living conditions’

Artificial intelligence was the hot topic at re:publica 2023. GIZ and its partners are already using it to implement projects successfully. An interview with Björn Richter, Digital Transformation Cluster Coordinator at GIZ.


GIZ in Bangladesh

The economy is growing and poverty is reducing. But challenges remain in the southeast Asian country. One is to protect the mangrove forest.


Ghana: a place for innovation

Used electrical appliances are not merely waste. Creative people like Sandy are using them for materials in their own work – even to build 3D printers.


Vietnam: achieving the energy turnaround

To protect the climate, Vietnam wants to switch to green electricity. Clever strategies have already achieved groundbreaking success.


Malawi: the dream job of a drone pilot

The shortest way is by air. A drone academy is training pilots – creating jobs and fast supply chains.


Savouring chocolate, saving the forests

Cocoa is highly sought after as the raw material for chocolate – and demand for it is increasing. Cooperatives in Ecuador are cultivating cocoa without destroying forests.


Secure and clean energy for 30,000 people in Nepal

Thousands of people in the South Asian country are affected by gaps in the grid. Renewable energy is helping to change this.


Big challenges, good scores

The Evaluation Report shows that GIZ’s work is successful even in fragile contexts.


Rana Plaza 10 years on: ‘Stringent regulations, room for improvement’

The collapse of a dilapidated textile factory in Bangladesh in 2013 killed more than 1,100 people. Since the accident, the textile sector in Bangladesh has undergone significant transformation.


Improving the prospects of young people who stay in or return to their home country

Many young people in Central America leave their homeland in search of a better life. However, new opportunities are being created thanks to job training programmes in their own country.


Perspectivas para la permanencia y el retorno

Muchas personas jóvenes de Centroamérica abandonan su país en busca de una vida mejor. Las medidas de formación profesional en sus países de origen les brindan nuevas oportunidades.


Green hydrogen: a new market for the fuel of the future

Green hydrogen can help mitigate climate change. Pilot projects aim to make hydrogen technology ready to market.


A new app for social security benefits applications

In Pakistan, people with disabilities are entitled to social care, but the barriers are high. An app makes it easier for them to access this support.


‘Safe menstrual hygiene is linked to educational opportunities’

In Uganda, girls are frequently absent from school during their menstruation. With the support of GIZ, the government wants to change this and make education possible.


Giving the Global South a voice

Global crises can only be resolved together. GIZ is working to ensure that partners from particularly hard-hit countries are heard – for example at high-level meetings like the Munich Security Conference.


For the right to health – eradicating female genital mutilation

Governments and civil society in the Horn of Africa are working together to end female genital mutilation.


Sustainable business practices: a role model at the market

From smallholder to successful businesswoman – how Grace Akot from Uganda did it.


Pakistan: a simplified registration procedure facilitates faster flood relief

Many people in Pakistan lost everything to the floods. A customised register helps people to receive social benefits easily in crises.


Ukraine: Looking ahead with a resilient economy

Entrepreneur Olga Romanenko explains why it is important to sustain the Ukrainian economy in times of war and how the platform supports her.


‘There are red lines for us’

Interview with Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Chair of the Management Board.


Start-ups are improving lives

A funding programme supports young companies in Africa in getting investment ready. Their digital innovations are boosting income in the agricultural sector.

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