In Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic has coincided with the process of municipal reform. Despite challenges, the move towards local self-government is continuing.
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.
Water is an essential resource for life. Food, health, hygiene and industrial production all depend on water - even more so amid the pandemic.
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.
Ebola, the Zika virus and now Covid-19: the Epidemic Preparedness Team assists countries during epidemics – and is more in demand than ever.
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.
The coronavirus is posing enormous economic challenges, including in Moldova. Companies are using new solutions to produce protective clothing for medical staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine shows what people expect from democracy and how deficits can be overcome.
After completing the International Master Craftsperson training course, German experts share their know-how with the rest of the world.
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.
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.
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.
The textile industry is becoming increasingly important to Ghana. With the support of international companies, businesses are increasing production while promoting fair working conditions.
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.
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.
In Lebanon, locals and Syrian refugees live together in difficult circumstances. They are settling together in their neighbourhood and are reducing mutual prejudices.
Delivering rapid and tangible improvements in Libya while paving the way for long-term stabilisation.
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.
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.