Recent News of GIZ

14.09.2017

Greece goes for green energy


13.09.2017 – Greece is reforming its energy sector with ambitious goals that will also boost environmental quality and curb climate change. >>


06.09.2017

Making a fresh start back home: support for returnees


06.09.2017 – Advisory services and training courses enhance the job prospects of refugees and migrants returning to their homeland. >>


29.08.2017

Improved healthcare for refugees in northern Iraq


29.08.2017 – Medical care for refugees and IDPs is improving thanks to new and expanded health centres in northern Iraq. >>


23.08.2017

Water companies in Latin America are cutting greenhouse gas emissions


23.08.2017 – Energy-saving water purification methods in Peru and Mexico are protecting the climate and cutting costs. >>


17.08.2017

A future for young people – more permanent job prospects in Tunisia


14.08.2017 – A drywall apprenticeship or a Star Wars tour guide: An employment fund is implementing a wide array of projects designed to improve job opportunities for Tunisia’s young people >>


09.08.2017

Virtual university network: access to higher education for indigenous peoples in Latin America


09.08.2017 – More than 1,400 graduates from 19 countries have already participated in the e-learning courses offered by the Indigenous Intercultural University (IIU). >>


31.07.2017

Triple Win: one-thousandth nurse starts work in Germany


31.07.2017 – While Germany has a shortage of qualified nurses, in some other countries there are not enough jobs for them. An effective programme offers a solution. >>


31.07.2017

Nicaragua: a water turbine brings sustainable electricity and new life to the village of Ocote Tuma


27.07.2017 – Ten years ago, the people of Ocote Tuma started operating a hydropower plant. They have had electricity ever since – and their lives have changed completely. >>


17.07.2017

Annual press conference: ‘Creating stability means creating prospects’


17.07.2017 – GIZ presents its Company Report in Berlin today. Crisis prevention and stabilisation are becoming ever more important in the company’s work. >>


17.07.2017

Better learning environments for schoolchildren in Jordan


13.07.2017 – By the end of 2019, around 24,000 schoolchildren will benefit from modernised schools – including many children who have fled from Syria and Iraq. >>


06.07.2017

Viruses know no borders – taking a global health perspective


06.07.2017 – Good health is essential for sustainable development. A flexible team of experts supports countries in stopping the spread of infectious diseases. >>


05.07.2017

Cashew Initiative – a role model for development in Africa


29.06.2017 – More than 430,000 farmers are benefiting from higher incomes and yields. Around 22,000 new jobs in cashew processing have also been created. >>


27.06.2017

Ethiopia: making space for education


27.06.2017 – This East African country has quadrupled its student population. All of the buildings were constructed efficiently and quickly. >>


22.06.2017

Manager Training Programme: building global business contacts and new skills


22.06.2017 – More than 11,000 managers from around the world have so far benefited from training in Germany. >>


27.06.2017

Chad: improving the food supply for refugees and host communities


20.06.2017 – World Refugee Day: Weirs are helping to increase harvest yields and improve the food supply for refugees and local communities in Chad. >>


27.06.2017

Malawi: boosting sustainability with solar lamps and energy-efficient stoves


19.6.2017 – Energy partnership promotes the use of energy-efficient cooking stoves and high-quality solar lamps. >>


14.06.2017

Northern Iraq: clean drinking water for refugees

14.06.2017 – Refugees and host communities now have access to clean drinking water as wells and drinking water supply systems are built or upgraded. >>


13.06.2017

AFRIKA KOMMT!: Young managers from Africa in German companies


13.06.2017 – The German private sector initiative has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. >>


12.06.2017

G20 partnership with Africa – dialogue at the highest level


12.06.2017 – In the run-up to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, a high-level international conference in Berlin highlights the importance of investment for Africa. >>


07.06.2017

International staff have left Afghanistan temporarily

07.06.2017 – In light of the tense security situation, GIZ has instructed its international staff to leave Afghanistan on a temporary basis. >>


07.06.2017

European Development Days: Investing in Development


07.06.2017 – This international forum in Brussels is all about good ideas for sustainable development and engaging the private sector as a partner. >>


06.06.2017

The latest issue of akzente magazine turns the spotlight on Africa


06.06.2017 – The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine, entitled Africa – a continent in transition, is published today. In a guest article, German Development Minister Gerd Müller outlines his Marshall Plan with Africa. >>


02.06.2017

China and Germany: working together to achieve sustainable development


02.06.2017 – The German-Chinese centre for sustainable development strengthens cooperation between the two countries. They are particularly keen to work together in Africa and Asia. >>


30.05.2017

Working together to conserve biodiversity


30.05.2017 – Biodiversity conservation is an integral part of sustainable development, whether in project work or on our own front doorstep. >>


24.05.2017

Advisory services for career opportunities in Tunisia

24.05.2017 – The German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Tunis has been advising on employment and training opportunities since March 2017. >>


24.05.2017

Indonesia: health insurance for all


23.05.2017 – Over two thirds of the Indonesian population are already members of the world's largest contribution-based statutory health insurance system. >>


17.05.2017

The Amazon - Working together to protect forests and biodiversity


17.05.2017 – International Day of Biodiversity: in Peru, indigenous groups are working with state authorities to manage communal conservation areas, thereby preserving biodiversity. >>


15.05.2017

Higher income for small farmers in Africa


15.05.2017 – Training to improve management and cultivation methods enables farmers to achieve better yields and higher incomes. >>


10.05.2017

Harnessing digital technologies for international cooperation


10.05.2017 – re:publica in Berlin hosts discussion on how open standards and open data can help to promote sustainable development. >>


09.05.2017

Cooperation with companies: business goals and development benefits

09.05.2017 – Gerd Fleischer, agricultural expert: companies can help increase the yields and incomes of smallholder farmers. >>


05.05.2017

Displacement and Migration: ‘Africa should be a clear priority’

05.05.2017 – Why the continent plays a key role and the nature of the involvement of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH there – interview with Albert Engel, Director of the Africa Department. >>


27.04.2017

Albania: Building a future at home thanks to vocational training


27.04.2017 – Modern curricula, a focus on job market demands and lots of practice: A vocational training school’s high quality teaching is carving out good career prospects for its students. >>


25.04.2017

Drought in the Horn of Africa: Support for the Ethiopian population


25.04.2017 – Ethiopia is affected by severe drought. New rainwater storage techniques help the population to deal with dry spells better. >>


19.04.2017

Nigeria: better rice harvests mean more food and higher income


19.04.2017 – Smallholder farmers in Nigeria are increasing their income with the help of an international rice initiative. Higher yields and better quality are making the country less dependent on expensive rice imports. >>


11.04.2017

Sustainable cocoa from West Africa


11.04.2017 – More and more confectionery in Germany is made from sustainably produced cocoa – a trend that augurs well for cocoa farmers and their families. >>


05.04.2017

Better health care


05.04.2017 – Citizens in Nepal are benefiting from recently introduced health insurance. German support has helped the country fill a healthcare gap. >>


04.04.2017

Afghanistan: under one roof


04.04.2017 – Move within Kabul planned >>


30.03.2017

Improved living conditions worldwide


30.03.2017 – Our work is successful: that is evident from our own internal assessments – but also from independent appraisal reports. >>


22.03.2017

Satellite data secure rice farmers’ income in Southeast Asia


22.03.2017 – Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured famers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses. >>


22.03.2017

Clean drinking water for Zanzibar


20.03.2017 – World Water Day: Three medium-sized German companies are making sustainable improvements to the drinking water supply on this East African island. >>


14.03.2017

Afghanistan: A new place for its IDPs to call home


14.03.2017 – Many Afghans are fleeing to different parts of the country – where they often face limited prospects. But in the north of the country their situation is now starting to improve. >>


08.03.2017

Successful female entrepreneurs in Yemen


06.03.2017 – 8 March is International Women’s Day. Gender equality is the key to sustainable development – even in crisis regions such as Yemen. >>


03.03.2017

Tunisia: Opportunities for a fresh start and prospects for remaining


03.03.2017 – Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller today opened the German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Tunis. >>


03.03.2017

‘Deutschlands neue Verantwortung’ (Germany’s new responsibility)


03.03.2017 – A new publication brings together a wide spectrum of views on Germany’s role as a global actor, including in international cooperation. >>


01.03.2017

Agenda 2030: a compass for development


01.03.2017 – The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine is out now. The cover story explores Agenda 2030 and why we should stick with it – even in times of crisis. >>


14.03.2017

Sustainable development worldwide – and within the company


24.02.2017 – Sustainability is GIZ’s core business – not only in its projects worldwide. A key element is its ongoing dialogue with clients and partners. >>


21.02.2017

Migration and security: decision-makers dialogue at the Munich Security Conference


16.02.2017 – ‘Migration and Security. Challenges in Africa and Beyond’ – Dialogue focuses on challenges within Africa, those facing Europe and the options for international cooperation. >>


14.02.2017

Foundation stone laid at GIZ campus in Bonn


14.02.2017 – Investment of EUR 158 million – Construction of new building with workspace for 850 staff >>


13.02.2017

Sound advice – Information points highlight job opportunities in Western Balkans


13.02.2017 – German Information Points for Migration, Vocational Training and Careers Advice (DIMAK) advise young people on work and training opportunities. >>


08.02.2017

Drones are improving water management in Thailand


08.02.2017 – 3D models have been deployed since 2013 to facilitate the effective implementation of protective measures for rivers and water reservoirs. Drones supply data for this. >>


07.02.2017

Northern Iraq: Federal Minister Müller opens training centre at refugee camp


06.02.2017 – The centre provides refugees with training measures in manufacturing jobs such as joiner, plumber and electrician. >>


01.02.2017

Tunisia: Training and jobs open up opportunities

01.02.2017 – Training centres and start-up competitions open up new professional opportunities for young people in their home countries. >>


25.01.2017

Online dictionary is improving training of Arab technicians and engineers


25.01.2017 – Free of charge, ARABTERM is the first dictionary to offer standardised Arab translations for 500,000 technical terms. >>


20.01.2017

Green Week 2017. Fair living conditions, fair consumers, fair trade


20.01.2017 – Until 29 January, a special exhibition by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) showcases how a world without hunger is possible with fair trade and innovation. >>


16.01.2017

Mali: 'We have achieved a lot'

12.01.2017 – Jürgen Koch, GIZ Country Director in Mali, talks about the challenges of working in the field. Many projects are being successfully implemented despite the tense security situation. >>


10.01.2017

GIZ in Germany is climate neutral


10.01.2017 – For the first time, the greenhouse gas emissions of the company’s operations in Germany have been offset through a GIZ self-initiated climate change mitigation project. >>


04.01.2017

Jordan: Refugees are learning to be plumbers


04.01.2017 – Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled to Jordan. A report from the magazine akzente describes how they are finding new prospects. >>