Cotton, cocoa, mango: the German Development Ministry’s special exhibition shows how fair trade products are improving livelihoods all over the world.
A broad alliance of governments, companies and civil society actors in Africa and beyond is bringing new economic power to the people.
To end the year: best wishes for the festive season and virtual sparklers.
International Migrants Day: The case of architect Apekshya Dhungel shows how migration is contributing to sustainable development.
GIZ is advising India on developing one of the world’s largest health insurance systems
GIZ has worked on behalf of the German Government to support reconstruction in Afghanistan for 15 years and has already achieved a lot for people there.
Landless people in Nepal have increased their income significantly by growing crops in the soil of dried-up riverbeds.
Tanja Gönner, Chair of GIZ’s Management Board, and the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund signed the accreditation agreement during COP 23.
In Bangladesh, climate change is forcing ever more people from their villages and into urban slums. They need infrastructure and jobs more than anything else.
Costa Rica aims to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2021. A project to reduce emissions from coffee production will help it move one step closer to this goal.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa talks about the progress on global climate efforts the role of international cooperation.
GIZ works around the world to mitigate climate change and promote clean energy. It will discuss where opportunities lie at the Global Climate Conference in Bonn.
The new issue of the GIZ magazine akzente was published on 1 November – with background articles, opinions and facts and figures on the topic of renewables.
How a start-up in Ukraine is supporting the fight against corruption.
The ongoing civil war in Yemen has displaced many people within their own country. The population need reliable health services and drinking water supplies.
A growing number of houses in Fiji are under water. In cooperation with residents and ministries, relocation guidelines have now been developed that could serve as a model for the entire region.
In the wake of violent conflict, Mali is now working towards peace. A wide variety of reconciliation projects are helping along the way.
Young Moroccans are being trained at vocational centres to become energy technicians. This not only improves their career prospects – it also helps drive the country’s transition to clean energy.
Modern menu navigation, more photos and multimedia elements. The new GIZ website has a clearer layout and is more user-friendly.
Many families in rural regions throughout the Balkans are benefiting from a new hiking trail and tri-border cooperation.
Costa Rica aims to be climate-neutral by 2021. An article in akzente magazine shows how a pig farm and a football stadium can help combat climate change.
Greece is reforming its energy sector with ambitious goals that will also boost environmental quality and curb climate change.
Advisory services and training courses enhance the job prospects of refugees and migrants returning to their homeland.
Medical care for refugees and IDPs is improving thanks to new and expanded health centres in northern Iraq.
Energy-saving water purification methods in Peru and Mexico are protecting the climate and cutting costs.
A drywall apprenticeship or a Star Wars tour guide: An employment fund is implementing a wide array of projects designed to improve job opportunities for Tunisia’s young people
More than 1,400 graduates from 19 countries have already participated in the e-learning courses offered by the Indigenous Intercultural University (IIU).
While Germany has a shortage of qualified nurses, in some other countries there are not enough jobs for them. An effective programme offers a solution.
Ten years ago, the people of Ocote Tuma started operating a hydropower plant. They have had electricity ever since – and their lives have changed completely.
GIZ presents its Company Report in Berlin today. Crisis prevention and stabilisation are becoming ever more important in the company’s work.
By the end of 2019, around 24,000 schoolchildren will benefit from modernised schools – including many children who have fled from Syria and Iraq.
Good health is essential for sustainable development. A flexible team of experts supports countries in stopping the spread of infectious diseases.
More than 430,000 farmers are benefiting from higher incomes and yields. Around 22,000 new jobs in cashew processing have also been created.
This East African country has quadrupled its student population. All of the buildings were constructed efficiently and quickly.
More than 11,000 managers from around the world have so far benefited from training in Germany.
World Refugee Day: Weirs are helping to increase harvest yields and improve the food supply for refugees and local communities in Chad.
Energy partnership promotes the use of energy-efficient cooking stoves and high-quality solar lamps.
Refugees and host communities now have access to clean drinking water as wells and drinking water supply systems are built or upgraded.
The German private sector initiative has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries.
In the run-up to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, a high-level international conference in Berlin highlights the importance of investment for Africa.
In light of the tense security situation, GIZ has instructed its international staff to leave Afghanistan on a temporary basis.
This international forum in Brussels is all about good ideas for sustainable development and engaging the private sector as a partner.
The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine, entitled Africa – a continent in transition, is published today. In a guest article, German Development Minister Gerd Müller outlines his Marshall Plan with Africa.
The German-Chinese centre for sustainable development strengthens cooperation between the two countries. They are particularly keen to work together in Africa and Asia.
Biodiversity conservation is an integral part of sustainable development, whether in project work or on our own front doorstep.
The German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Tunis has been advising on employment and training opportunities since March 2017.
Over two thirds of the Indonesian population are already members of the world's largest contribution-based statutory health insurance system.
International Day of Biodiversity: in Peru, indigenous groups are working with state authorities to manage communal conservation areas, thereby preserving biodiversity.
Training to improve management and cultivation methods enables farmers to achieve better yields and higher incomes.
re:publica in Berlin hosts discussion on how open standards and open data can help to promote sustainable development.
Gerd Fleischer, agricultural expert: companies can help increase the yields and incomes of smallholder farmers.
Why the continent plays a key role and the nature of the involvement of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH there – interview with Albert Engel, Director of the Africa Department.
Modern curricula, a focus on job market demands and lots of practice: A vocational training school’s high quality teaching is carving out good career prospects for its students.
Ethiopia is affected by severe drought. New rainwater storage techniques help the population to deal with dry spells better.
Smallholder farmers in Nigeria are increasing their income with the help of an international rice initiative. Higher yields and better quality are making the country less dependent on expensive rice imports.
More and more confectionery in Germany is made from sustainably produced cocoa – a trend that augurs well for cocoa farmers and their families.
Citizens in Nepal are benefiting from recently introduced health insurance. German support has helped the country fill a healthcare gap.
Move within Kabul planned
Our work is successful: that is evident from our own internal assessments – but also from independent appraisal reports.
Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured famers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses.
20.03.2017 – World Water Day: Three medium-sized German companies are making sustainable improvements to the drinking water supply on this East African island.
Many Afghans are fleeing to different parts of the country – where they often face limited prospects. But in the north of the country their situation is now starting to improve.
14.02.2017 – Investment of EUR 158 million – Construction of new building with workspace for 850 staff
The centre provides refugees with training measures in manufacturing jobs such as joiner, plumber and electrician.
Until 29 January, a special exhibition by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) showcases how a world without hunger is possible with fair trade and innovation.
Jürgen Koch, GIZ Country Director in Mali, talks about the challenges of working in the field. Many projects are being successfully implemented despite the tense security situation.
For the first time, the greenhouse gas emissions of the company’s operations in Germany have been offset through a GIZ self-initiated climate change mitigation project.
04.01.2017 – Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled to Jordan. A report from the magazine akzente describes how they are finding new prospects.
03.03.2017 – Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller today opened the German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Tunis.
06.03.2017 – 8 March is International Women’s Day. Gender equality is the key to sustainable development – even in crisis regions such as Yemen.
01.02.2017 – Training centres and start-up competitions open up new professional opportunities for young people in their home countries.
16.02.2017 – ‘Migration and Security. Challenges in Africa and Beyond’ – Dialogue focuses on challenges within Africa, those facing Europe and the options for international cooperation.
08.02.2017 – 3D models have been deployed since 2013 to facilitate the effective implementation of protective measures for rivers and water reservoirs. Drones supply data for this.
03.03.2017 – A new publication brings together a wide spectrum of views on Germany’s role as a global actor, including in international cooperation.
13.02.2017 – German Information Points for Migration, Vocational Training and Careers Advice (DIMAK) advise young people on work and training opportunities.
01.03.2017 – The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine is out now. The cover story explores Agenda 2030 and why we should stick with it – even in times of crisis.
25.01.2017 – Free of charge, ARABTERM is the first dictionary to offer standardised Arab translations for 500,000 technical terms.
8 December 2017 – Director General Dirk Aßmann explains how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is generating momentum in international cooperation.
24.02.2017 – Sustainability is GIZ’s core business – not only in its projects worldwide. A key element is its ongoing dialogue with clients and partners.