Federal Foreign Office (AA)

The Federal Foreign Office (AA) has a major influence on Germany’s approach to international cooperation work and as such is also one of GIZ’s most important commissioning parties. GIZ supports the AA in its commitment to civilian crisis prevention and peacebuilding. An example of GIZ’s work is its management of projects and programmes in current and former crisis and conflict regions such as Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories. AA is a member of GIZ’s Supervisory Board.

On behalf of AA, GIZ implements projects primarily in the areas of civilian crisis prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict rehabilitation, combating crime and promoting the rule of law. It thus concentrates on crises and conflicts which affect German and European security interests particularly.

For example, GIZ is providing supraregional support in Africa for border management and the establishment of functioning police structures. It is also promoting civil society in the Middle East and North Africa region and strengthening the rule of law in Mexico. The regions that form the main focus of cooperation between AA and GIZ are North Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the crisis-affected states of sub-Saharan Africa.