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Digital marketplace offers training for young people in Africa

Innovative solutions to global challenges: The digital platform Yoma provides education and networking opportunities for young people in Africa.


Setting sail to work

Janina Marie Laurent started out in her new job with GIZ on the Marshall Islands right in the middle of the pandemic. She reached her new workplace by unusual means.


We should help because we can help

COVID-19 doesn’t recognise national borders. That’s why we need a global vaccination strategy. An article by Lucia Puttrich, Minister of European Affairs in the State of Hesse, and Tanja Gönner, Chair of the GIZ Management Board.


Feeding the world – never-ending hunger?

What needs to change to achieve a well-fed world? The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine examines the challenges and solutions.


Education for all? Getting through the pandemic with new learning formats

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, GIZ was devising alternative and digital education formats. The last year has demonstrated just how important these formats are.


Medical gowns from Albania: ‘Our cooperation was a stroke of luck’

Christian Schneider was really planning to set up operations in Africa, but COVID-19 put paid to that. In this interview, he explains why he began working in Albania instead – together with GIZ.


‘The pandemic has shown us that digital collaboration makes many things possible.’

Labour Relations Director Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel explains how the impacts of the pandemic are changing work processes at GIZ and accelerating the trend towards new ways of working.


Bangladesh: using data to further climate adaptation

Data helps with measuring adaptation to climate change. In Bangladesh, GIZ employee Emilia Huss is supporting ministries in using climate data effectively.


International Women's Day: Raising awareness of women's rights in Afghanistan

Gradually reworking society’s image of women. How Afghan women are asserting their rights.


Lebanon: cooperation for urgent medical assistance

The United Nations and GIZ are working together to improve medical care for COVID-19 patients in Lebanon. Palestinian refugees, in particular, are thus receiving support in the pandemic.


Using knowledge: GIZ presents its Evaluation Report 2020

Following reform of its evaluation system, GIZ has improved the quality and comparability of its evaluation data, which provide an important basis for project work.


Digital skills and support for young people in the tech sector

Training in future technologies: Orange Digital Centres in Africa and the Middle East teach young people practical digital skills.


The pandemic has realigned the SDG compass

Now is the time to pave the way for sustainability everywhere, using the global goals as a guide. A commentary by Tanja Gönner, Chair of the GIZ Management Board.


Malawi: medicine delivered by drone

Drones can deliver medicines very quickly – even to remote locations. In Africa in particular, they could be extremely helpful in fighting the pandemic.


Lebanon: Swift and steady support in persistently difficult times

Six months have passed since the massive explosion in Beirut, but the need for assistance remains. The German Government continues to rely on GIZ, among others, to implement measures.


Ethiopia: ‘You can only fight a pandemic together’

In an interview with the Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE), Joost Hemmelder from Tradin Organic explains what the food company has learned while dealing with the pandemic.


The coronavirus pandemic: how Europe is learning from Africa

To track and trace contacts, German health authorities are using SORMAS, a disease surveillance system invented and trialled in Nigeria.


Kenya: comprehensive package for young people entering the labour market

Giving young people practical experience and working closely with companies helps overcome prejudices and creates job prospects, particularly for women.


‘Learning from one another’ – sustainable forest protection in Central America

Forestry scientist Jan Bock has been working for GIZ in El Salvador for the past three years. With his team, he supports the sustainable protection of forests.

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