Federal Foreign Office (AA)

The Federal Foreign Office has a major influence on Germany’s approach to international cooperation work and as such is one of GIZ’s most important commissioning parties and a member of our Supervisory Board.

GIZ assists the Federal Foreign Office with implementing its foreign policy objectives. This includes managing projects and programmes in current and former crisis and conflict regions such as Afghanistan, Mali, Iraq and Syria.

The regions that form the main focus of cooperation between the Federal Foreign Office and GIZ are North and West Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, GIZ implements projects primarily in the areas of civilian crisis prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict rehabilitation, as well as combating crime and promoting the rule of law. It concentrates on crises and conflicts that have a particular impact on German and European security interests. For example, GIZ is providing supraregional support in Africa to establish functioning police structures and improve border management. It is also promoting civil society in the Middle East and North Africa and strengthening the rule of law in Mexico.

GIZ can provide AA with a wide range of international cooperation services to support the attainment of its policy goals: