Despite the COVID-19 crisis, medical professionals can access training courses and thus help to improve health care for young women, pregnant women and mothers.
A sustainable approach to urban planning that takes account of locals’ views is improving quality of life and coexistence in Ukrainian towns and cities.
Training opens up career opportunities in the Turkish IT sector for young jobseekers from Turkey and Syria.
Creative solutions to encourage more people to get vaccinated: mobile teams are raising awareness of protective measures and vaccination against COVID-19.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and GIZ step up their cooperation to a next level. The goal is ambitious: to make a contribution to a climate-neutral energy sector by 2050.
Misinformation about COVID-19 is a global problem. Now a project is using basic mobile phones to provide reliable information.
Opportunities and challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Three questions for Martin Weiß, GIZ Country Director in South Africa/Lesotho.
Preserving biodiversity is vital for humans, animals and the environment. GIZ works worldwide with partners like IUCN to protect ecosystems.
Jacqueline Kabissa is competing in the shot put at the Paralympic Games. A sports project for people with disabilities has been supporting her along the way.
GIZ is doing everything in its power to get Afghan employees and their families to safety
GIZ is working intensely to get staff from Afghanistan and their families to safety.
Specialist in Islamic studies, journalist and now project manager in Pakistan – GIZ employee Peer Gatter is working to promote the expansion of schools and health centres in traditional tribal areas.
How can we achieve high quality education for all? The latest issue of the GIZ magazine akzente looks at opportunities in times of crisis.
Drinking water is in increasingly short supply in Grenada. A joint project with the world’s largest green climate fund is investing in a water supply fit for the future.
GIZ is working around the globe to ensure that people have widespread and sustainable access to clean water. To achieve this, it provides them with technical support and helps them develop specialist knowledge.
A new study by DAAD, GIZ and the Goethe-Institut reveals what people in other countries want and expect from Germany.
The ban on single-use plastics across Europe now applies in Germany, too. Some countries are developing their own strategies to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment.
Annual results for 2020: business volume increases to EUR 3.3 billion in 2019. The pandemic remains the dominant topic.
The grand opening was planned for March 2020, but then came the coronavirus. With a small event, GIZ’s new campus in Bonn has now been officially inaugurated.
In many developing countries and emerging economies, tourism is a major driver of the economy. So it’s high time to get the recovery going.
World Refugee Day: psychological advice is supporting people in Eastern Ukraine in coming to terms with the effects of displacement and violence.
Digital payment of tax and trusted partners cut out tiresome journeys and give Tanzanian municipalities revenue for education, health and infrastructure.
The Green Deal is Europe’s response to climate change. The EU is discussing how best to achieve the Deal’s objectives with its partners – including GIZ – at this year’s European Development Days.
The partnership supports countries in translating the Paris Agreement into specific national targets. This cooperation is now being expanded.
A new initiative brings together companies and potential employees in Africa’s IT sector – while promoting inclusion.
As of May 2021, GIZ and its Lithuanian counterpart CPMA have assumed the co-Presidency of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation.
Successful cooperation: cooling technology from Germany and solar energy from Indonesia secure an income for small-scale fishing in remote regions.
Many of the drugs in circulation in Africa are counterfeits. A start-up has now developed a code that makes it possible to identify counterfeit drugs.
Education, energy, health ... throughout 2020, GIZ continued to improve lives on behalf of its commissioning parties. The latest figures illustrate just how many.
Innovative solutions to global challenges: The digital platform Yoma provides education and networking opportunities for young people in Africa.
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.
The Tech216 initiative connects German companies with Tunisia’s tech industry. BMW Group has been a pilot partner for a year now.
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.
What needs to change to achieve a well-fed world? The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine examines the challenges and solutions.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, GIZ was devising alternative and digital education formats. The last year has demonstrated just how important these formats are.
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.
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.
Data helps with measuring adaptation to climate change. In Bangladesh, GIZ employee Emilia Huss is supporting ministries in using climate data effectively.
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.
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.
Training in future technologies: Orange Digital Centres in Africa and the Middle East teach young people practical digital skills.
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.
Drones can deliver medicines very quickly – even to remote locations. In Africa in particular, they could be extremely helpful in fighting the pandemic.
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.
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.
To track and trace contacts, German health authorities are using SORMAS, a disease surveillance system invented and trialled in Nigeria.
Giving young people practical experience and working closely with companies helps overcome prejudices and creates job prospects, particularly for women.
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.