- SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
- GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY
- ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT
GIZ local staff
National employees: 318
International employees: 34
Development workers: 2
Integrated experts: 2
(as at: 31.12.2019)
Due to its regional political significance, Egypt is an important partner for Germany in the field of international cooperation. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Egypt since 1956.
Egypt faces numerous development challenges. These include growing demand for energy against a background of dwindling natural resources and increasing population density in urban areas. Unemployment is also increasing, especially among young people, and adequate educational opportunities are lacking. Parts of the population, such as women and young people, also face structural disadvantages.
GIZ works in Egypt on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It also implements projects on behalf of other German ministries, the European Union and international organisations. GIZ’s activities support the Egyptian Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030 in the following priority areas:
- Climate and Energy
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs
GIZ advises the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity on renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to reduce the climate impact of the country’s electricity production. It also helps partner institutions working in the field of urban development to improve living conditions in the country’s informal settlements with the involvement of their residents.
GIZ runs a project designed to promote the more efficient use of water in agriculture in order to prevent future water shortages. It advises on general water supply improvements and on the management of wastewater and solid waste.
Another priority area is support for technical vocational training and the private sector. The goal here is to increase the supply of qualified workers for the labour market while boosting private-sector demand for their skills. Achieving these objectives is vital to Egypt’s long-term economic growth and the creation of new jobs.
GIZ is also involved in projects to improve good governance, especially in the fields of demographic development, the empowerment of young people and women, digitalisation and administrative reform.