On 27th October, TV, radio and newspaper journalists gathered at the Governor’s Board Room at Bank of Uganda, the Ugandan Central Bank, to witness the signing of a new Development Partnership with the Private Sector between GIZ, Stanbic Bank Uganda and DFCU Bank Limited.
GIZ’s International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) has partnered with SAB, WWF and the National Department of Environmental Affairs to address one of the main water stressors in the Eden District of South Africa: invasive tree species.
German development cooperation had its own session on the agenda of the World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2014 in Washington D.C. Under the heading ‘Between Transformation and Integration – South-East Europe’s journey into the European Union’, national change agents from Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia discussed legal reform in connection with the EU accession process.
Sport brings people together, creates values, and strengthens a feeling of community and team spirit. This is why the German Federal Government is committed to promoting sport for development. Experience and success in this area clearly demonstrate that many development goals can be implemented quickly and successfully. Sport can educate people and promote development; it can prevent HIV/AIDS and help curb violence.
From 23 March to 4 April 2014, German development cooperation collaborated with fan projects from the cites of Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Augsburg and Berlin and the fan project coordination office (KOS) to organise the return visit of the Brazilian delegation to Germany.
At the invitation of the German Embassy in Windhoek, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 17 March 2014, designed to empower and promote girls and young women in and through sport in Namibia.
The bilateral German-Bolivian Sustainable Agricultural Development Programme (PROAGRO) is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and co-financed by Swedish international development cooperation (Sida).
Climate change is one of the key future challenges for both developed and developing countries. In this context, adaptation planning has gained growing political attention and support at international, national and regional levels.
The Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) invites technology suppliers and users, representatives from the public sector, political decision makers, associations and members of civil society to visit the brand new website www.green-cooling-initative.org.
The installation and maintenance of air conditioners and other cooling devices in developing and emerging countries are usually performed by informally trained technicians. Besides affecting the efficiency, this practice also puts issues such as security and environmental and climate protection in question. It is for these reasons that qualified refrigeration technicians play a key role in the diffusion of green cooling technology in developing countries.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is organising the meeting of the International Working Group on Education (IWGE) in Berlin from 11-12 September 2014. The inter-agency network will meet this year to discuss the policy and implementation strategies involved in inclusive education.
Inclusion: Rethinking Education for All
What needs to be considered when setting up a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for adaptation at national level? Two representatives from Morocco and Germany – Abdelaziz Babqiqi of the Regional Observatory for Environment and Sustainable Development in Marrakech Tensift Al Haouz, and Petra van Rüth of Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) – talk about their experiences.
Over the last decade, adaptation to climate change has attracted increasing attention. Several countries are working on national adaptation policies and strategies or are engaged in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. To gather robust information on the effectiveness of adaptation interventions and policies, more and more countries are setting up national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for climate change adaptation, which must be aligned with country-specific information needs.
Viele Faktoren haben Einfluss auf die wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklung in ländlichen Gebieten. Der Zugang zu Transportinfrastruktur stellt dabei einen besonders wichtigen Faktor dar. Ein leistungsfähiges Verkehrswesen fördert den Austausch von Ballungsräumen und ländlichen Gebieten. Auf diese Weise gelangen Dienstleistungen zu den Menschen und landwirtschaftliche Erzeugnisse zu den Märkten. Doch die Verbindung zwischen Ansätzen der Ländlichen Entwicklung und Transportsystemen finden noch zu wenig Berücksichtigung.