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12.07.2019

Free trade for Africa’s economy

More than 50 countries have signed a free trade agreement drafted by the African Union that could pave the way for sustainable growth on the continent.

08.07.2019

Training in Central America using technology from Chemnitz

In countries such as Costa Rica and El Salvador, well-thought out business initiatives by the private sector are helping young people to identify career prospects in their own country.

01.07.2019

Global action for climate change mitigation

Annual report 2018: GIZ’s business volume up 17 per cent - A third of the company’s work relates to the climate

19.06.2019

Turkey: schools and sports are forging bonds between Syrians and local people

World Refugee Day: The Syrian and Turkish youth are getting to know each other better in host regions in Turkey thanks to joint school and recreational activities.

17.06.2019

Uganda: Equality before the law – and in practice

‘Addressing inequalities’ is the motto of this year’s European Development Days in Brussels. This approach has many facets, as a project for sexual minorities in Uganda shows.

14.06.2019

Support for the relatives

Money transfers from family members abroad are an important economic factor in developing countries. Digital solutions now reduce the costs and make the transfers easier.

06.06.2019

Clean clothes

With support from GIZ, Lidl has implemented environmental management at textile factories in Asia. As a result, 80 suppliers in China and Bangladesh now use cleaner and safer production methods.

28.05.2019

New sectors, new opportunities: women are conquering the tech sector

Women still make up only a small minority of those working in the tech sector. In Ghana and Rwanda, though, they are learning to program apps and software and taking up jobs in the digital economy.

21.05.2019

From drawing board to market entry: ideas from the Innovation Fund

The final of GIZ’s second innovation competition is about to take place. The winners from the first round are one step further and already celebrating their initial results.

16.05.2019

More energy, more climate change mitigation: India backs solar power

India’s energy needs are increasing. In order to make power supplies more reliable, greener and cheaper, the government is expanding the solar energy sector.

09.05.2019

Jobs instead of migration: Young people in Cameroon

Many young people in Cameroon do not see a future for themselves in their own country. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. One local programme is designed to boost employment and encourage peaceful coexistence. To date, it has created over 3,000 jobs.

02.05.2019

Modern teacher training in Afghanistan

Teacher training is vital to a modern Afghan society. The professionalisation of training improves the career prospects of young Afghans.

25.04.2019

Valuable waste: recycling in a Jordanian refugee camp

A recycling centre in a refugee camp provides meaningful employment for residents. And makes the camp cleaner.

16.04.2019

Sri Lanka: Looking back and to the future

Ten years after the end of the civil war, coming to terms with events and the reconciliation process remain key issues. A touring exhibition has now been launched to help explain the past.

09.04.2019

Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel is the new third Managing Director at GIZ

Schäfer-Gümbel additionally takes over the position as Labour Relations Director. He will take up his position on 1 October 2019.

03.04.2019

Prospects for Cambodia’s poorest

‘Leave no one behind’ is one of the principles underpinning the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. What this means in practice is illustrated by an example from Cambodia.

29.03.2019

More jobs, better prospects: opportunities for refugees and the local population

People fleeing from Syria and the local population in the host regions in Turkey lack work opportunities and income. Jobs initiatives combine training and practical work.

20.03.2019

Solar energy in Tunisia: vocational training for experts

A new education and vocational training programme is improving labour market opportunities and paving the way for the use of renewable energy.

11.03.2019

China: perspectives of a world power

The new issue of the GIZ magazine akzente explores China’s role in the world and offers new insights into the Middle Kingdom.

07.03.2019

International Women’s Day: women behind the wheel in Ghana

Charlotte Bayn is one of the first women to drive a bus in her home country, Ghana. And now transport in Accra is quicker, safer and more sustainable.

28.02.2019

Digital tools improve transparency

In Indonesia, digital tools give people better access to information about public services, help identify problems and reduce corruption.

15.02.2019

Dialogue on African Security at the Munich Security Conference

Inter-country cooperation and peacekeeping are crucial for sustainable development. The Munich Security Conference is a forum for stakeholders.

07.02.2019

From Germany to Tanzania: working for the world’s future

International cooperation is an area that offers attractive employment opportunities, including in the financial sector.

30.01.2019

Fruit and vegetables in Ghana: better quality boosts income

Sustainable cultivation and access to new markets: farmers in Ghana benefit from training.

24.01.2019

Opportunities for young people: more jobs, better jobs

Around 38,000 people in North Africa have so far benefited from measures to help them set up their own business or find a job and to create fair working conditions.

18.01.2019

International Green Week 2019: fair products for better prospects

Producing fairly, but how? A special display at International Green Week put on by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development provides insight into sustainable supply chains.

09.01.2019

More responsibility, higer expectations

Germany has begun a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. GIZ’s study on ‘Germany in the Eyes of the World’ shows the expectations that the world has of the country as an international player.

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