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13.11.2019

Algeria: Natural cosmetics sourced from protected areas and produced by women

Environmental protection and successful economic development are not mutually exclusive – as evidenced by a project supporting women who produce cosmetic oils in Algeria’s nature reserves.

06.11.2019

Guatemala: speaking out for human rights and against violence

20 years of the Civil Peace Service (CPS): in Guatemala, the CPS is helping indigenous women protect themselves against sexual assault.

29.10.2019

Goliath chickens in Benin: creating new jobs in rural Africa

Rural Africa’s economy is slow-moving. Yet there is no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit. Local coaches are tapping into this – resulting in thousands of new jobs.

16.10.2019

Providing skilled support – as a refugee expert in Pakistan

International cooperation offers a wide range of employment opportunities. Judit Demjén has been working as a refugee expert in Islamabad since 2018.

08.10.2019

Kyrgyzstan: new skills to use back home

A total of 77,700 people returned to Kyrgyzstan from abroad in 2017. They bring with them a host of skills and keen to put them to good use at home.

01.10.2019

New member of the GIZ Management Board

Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel: ‘Really looking forward to my new role.’

23.09.2019

Helping the climate: joining forces for sustainable rice

Joining forces can stem climate change in agriculture. An alliance for sustainable rice shows how this can work – and farmers benefit too.

16.09.2019

Creating arable land behind weirs in Ethiopia

Climate change, droughts and floods make arable farming virtually impossible in the Ethiopian lowlands. Weirs are used to collect the precious water and store it in the soil.

11.09.2019

Kenya: Waste recycling experts

In Nairobi, huge quantities of waste are endangering residents' health and their natural environment. With German support, one company is now recycling the waste it collects.

02.09.2019

Throwaway lifestyles – the global waste crisis and its impact

Microplastic, single-use bags, electronic waste – the latest issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine puts waste in the spotlight.

27.08.2019

World Water Week: India revives traditional methods to tackle water scarcity

Local people living alongside the River Champavathi have helped to restore old water reservoirs to protect their crops in times of drought and flooding. As a new digital tool developed by GIZ shows, however, water is becoming increasingly scarce all over the world.

21.08.2019

Mexico and El Salvador: Energy expertise made in Germany

Making the most of wind and solar power is possible thanks to accurate weather forecasts. A German company is providing the expertise required.

14.08.2019

Blockchain technology: New solutions for sustainable development

This new way of storing data could prove highly beneficial to international cooperation. The Blockchain Lab pursues practical applications.

07.08.2019

Learning in nature, green building and sustainable action

Green building – GIZ’s Campus Kottenforst in Bonn wins award for its sustainable construction methods.

01.08.2019

Searching for Mexico’s disappeared

Mexico is in the midst of a security and justice crisis, with thousands of people forcibly disappeared and many others seemingly immune from prosecution, even for the most serious crimes. International partners are supporting efforts to find and identify victims.

23.07.2019

Rwanda: into the future with modern training and job placement

Rwanda wants to create a diverse and modern economy. Targeted support for companies and practical training are creating new and better jobs.

18.07.2019

Voting advice application and public procurement platforms create digital transparency

Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections will see the country using a digital voting advice application for the first time. In addition, a modern public procurement system is providing transparency.

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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