Young people, liveable cities and fair social systems strengthen societies from within. That promotes social cohesion in times of crisis.
Global challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic change social interaction: they can create a sense of community or point to conflicts. Social inequalities become more visible – or even reinforced. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH thus particularly promotes social cohesion. In combination with the power to shape change in the present and adequate social security and health systems, sustainable development is possible.
GIZ’s work focuses on three priority areas: