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03.08.2020

Cities: laboratory of the future

Dreams and designs: cities are a unique juxtaposition of chaos and opportunity, as the new issue of the GIZ magazine akzente shows.

28.07.2020

International cooperation for sustainable chemistry

The chemical sector produces many innovative solutions. An international centre is working to ensure that these solutions also benefit people and the environment.

27.07.2020

Bulletin: rapid and local solutions for the coronavirus pandemic

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, GIZ is developing new ideas and refocusing existing projects. It is taking a wide variety of approaches.

22.07.2020

‘Looking for what makes the difference’

The GIZ Data Lab analyses statistical outliers in data sets to find innovative solutions – a model that promises to provide insight into the COVID-19 pandemic too.

17.07.2020

Shaping the future innovatively

How is GIZ configuring its Sustainability Programme from 2021? The third Stakeholder Day focused on the priority themes for the coming years.

14.07.2020

When taxi rides are a source of inspiration: working as a TVET expert in Mongolia

Beate Dippmar is already on her third foreign assignment for GIZ. Her mission: to improve young people’s career opportunities.

07.07.2020

Solar energy in Africa: green electricity powers pandemic response and recovery efforts

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, solar power contributes to providing a stable supply of energy for hospitals and paves the way for the ‘green recovery’.

02.07.2020

Reliable and forward-looking: GIZ provides effective support in the Corona crisis

Annual press conference: Business volume rises to EUR 3.1 billion in 2019

30.06.2020

Bulletin in Jnue 2020: rapid and local solutions for the coronavirus pandemic

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, GIZ is developing new ideas and refocusing existing projects. It is taking a wide variety of approaches.

30.06.2020

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven is GIZ’s new managing director

The development expert will start work on 1 October 2020.

24.06.2020

Cambodia: Getting help quickly to the very poorest

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening to exacerbate poverty in Cambodia. However, thanks to a database, people are now receiving support quickly.

23.06.2020

SEEG: Addressing COVID-19 with Berlin’s Charité hospital

Experts from Berlin’s Charité hospital and SEEG are supporting Latin American countries in tackling the coronavirus. Their assistance is in higher demand than ever.

19.06.2020

COVID-19 in refugee camps: overcoming the crisis through self-help

Refugees are suffering particularly badly under the pandemic. In Kenya, their skills are helping to alleviate its effects.

09.06.2020

Training amid the coronavirus pandemic – from a film studio to e-learning

Across the globe, COVID-19 has forced schools to close and created challenges for education systems. But new forms of learning are allowing trainees in Armenia and Serbia to stay on course.

04.06.2020

Containers against coronavirus: mobile healthcare in Tunisia

A Tunisian team is converting shipping containers into mobile health centres to take healthcare out to remote regions.

03.06.2020

Masks for Darfur: co-production in Sudan to tackle the pandemic

In structurally weak regions, like Darfur in western Sudan, COVID-19 is a threat to the already struggling economy. Local craftspeople are now receiving support from the capital.

31.05.2020

Bulletin in May 2020: rapid and local solutions for the coronavirus pandemic

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, GIZ is developing new ideas and refocusing existing projects. It is taking a wide variety of approaches.

27.05.2020

Decentralisation in Ukraine: navigating the pandemic digitally

In Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic has coincided with the process of municipal reform. Despite challenges, the move towards local self-government is continuing.

11.05.2020

Clean water for Jordan: a stable water supply even in the coronavirus pandemic

Water is an essential resource for life. Food, health, hygiene and industrial production all depend on water - even more so amid the pandemic.

05.05.2020

Climate protection despite corona: city administrations work virtually

An initiative for climate protection in cities ensures that authorities can operate from home and that urgent climate projects do not fall by the wayside.

30.04.2020

Bulletin in April 2020: rapid and local solutions for the coronavirus pandemic

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, GIZ is developing new ideas and refocusing existing projects. It is taking a wide variety of approaches.

30.04.2020

Rapid assistance during the pandemic: ‘We’re working flat out’

Ebola, the Zika virus and now Covid-19: the Epidemic Preparedness Team assists countries during epidemics – and is more in demand than ever.

29.04.2020

More data, better hygiene: Nepal’s hospitals are gearing up to face the pandemic

Hospitals worldwide are straining to cope with COVID-19. Nepal’s hospitals have taken steps that will improve care in the short and in the long term.

23.04.2020

Moldova: from protective covers for cars to protective suits for medical staff

The coronavirus is posing enormous economic challenges, including in Moldova. Companies are using new solutions to produce protective clothing for medical staff.

20.04.2020

One year after the attacks: healing wounds and breaking down barriers in Sri Lanka

The 2019 Easter attacks reawakened fears of violence that this island nation thought had been consigned to its history. An initiative to help people come to terms with the civil war in a peaceful way is working to counteract this and is bringing different groups together.

17.04.2020

West Africa: a systematic response to coronavirus

Recording new infections is vital to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The authorities in Nigeria and Ghana are therefore adapting the systems they already have in place.

07.04.2020

Dial in for Info: How a telephone quiz can help us restrict the spread of coronavirus

Using simple technology in a clever way to protect people from pandemics: a team with GIZ colleagues is among the winners at the world’s biggest hackathon.

02.04.2020

Using artificial intelligence to fight coronavirus: Tunisia responds to the pandemic

Swift action is needed to tackle coronavirus. In Tunisia, too, digital experts are working hard to find solutions. And these are already being used around the world.

30.03.2020

Democracy: a model of success in crisis?

The latest issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine shows what people expect from democracy and how deficits can be overcome.

20.03.2020

Globetrotting master craftspeople: knowledge transfer, 3D printing and start-ups in Rwanda

After completing the International Master Craftsperson training course, German experts share their know-how with the rest of the world.

13.03.2020

Climate and Environmental Report: sustainable mobility is crucial

On the road to climate neutrality in 2020: business trips are the biggest contributing factor to greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore offer the greatest potential for savings.

06.03.2020

Women on the move: female perspectives enhance safety in public spaces

An initiative is providing new impetus in the transport sector to make travel better and safer for women in particular. In Bogotá, new ideas are already improving safety in public spaces.

27.02.2020

Idea from a project lab: Zambians can pay their taxes by mobile phone in future

Every year, valuable tax revenue is lost in Zambia because many smaller companies do not pay taxes. A mobile solution now offers a simple way of submitting tax returns.

19.02.2020

Ghana: new jobs and better wages thanks to fair clothing

The textile industry is becoming increasingly important to Ghana. With the support of international companies, businesses are increasing production while promoting fair working conditions.

14.02.2020

Sustainable development with security

International cooperation improves security in unstable regions. The Munich Security Conference is an important forum for dialogue with international actors committed to peace and security.

06.02.2020

Green urban development: Gamification in Mexico

Climate change and digital transformation are important issues in modern urban development. The Internet of Trees in Mexico is showing how to use digital solutions to involve people in the development process and make cities greener.

29.01.2020

Qalamoun in colour: neighbourhood rehabilitation in Tripoli

In Lebanon, locals and Syrian refugees live together in difficult circumstances. They are settling together in their neighbourhood and are reducing mutual prejudices.

21.01.2020

Job creation, health care and public involvement in decision-making

Delivering rapid and tangible improvements in Libya while paving the way for long-term stabilisation.

17.01.2020

International Green Week 2020: Climate-friendly solutions for sustainable development

Under the motto ‘Sustainability connects us all worldwide’, GIZ will be showcasing projects for sustainable growth in Berlin that are good for people and kind to the environment.

08.01.2020

Peace and security: doomsday scenario or optimistic mood?

The world appears to experience a new crisis every day. But is the planet really on the brink of destruction or is this just a perception? State Secretary Martin Jäger explores this question in akzente magazine.

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