GIZ sector networks

GIZ currently operates 21 sector networks. They enable GIZ professionals, their partners abroad and at headquarters to share regional and sector-specific knowledge and experience between each other. In doing so, the sector networks fulfil important functions for the quality assurance and knowledge management in their member projects. They have a vital role in strengthening our commitment to learn from experiences and good practices through networking.

Our sector networks have the following objectives:

  • Learning and cooperating in the region
  • Creating added value for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and partners
  • Onboarding of new employees by connecting them to other experts
  • Stimulating and contributing to innovation.

The sector networks operate mainly through various working groups on relevant topics. In addition, they use formats such as regional conferences, strategy meetings and task teams.

All projects commissioned by the BMZ participate in at least one sector network with sector and/or regional relevance for the project. This means that worldwide around 750 GIZ-implemented bilateral, regional and global projects as well as sector initiatives from over 100 countries contribute to the networks.

Projects commissioned by other ministries can usually also become members.

The opportunity of becoming actively involved with a sector network is reserved for GIZ employees working in the member projects and their national partners. However, we are happy to respond to any enquiries concerning this networking format.

Email contact: fachverbunde@giz.de