Recent News of GIZ


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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 >>


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). >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


Afghanistan: under one roof

04.04.2017 – Move within Kabul planned >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


‘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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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 >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>


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. >>