akzente | Das Magazin der GIZ

The land of milk and honey
Economically, Georgia is aligning more closely with the European Union (EU). To ensure that small businesses can benefit too, beekeepers are taking steps to make their honey fit for the export trade.
Nursing the World to Health
To mark the "International Nurses Day", we present compelling facts and figures about the health care system.
Down to the very last village
Assignment in Madagascar: on the road with a team of scientists to inform people about the plague in the highlands of the island republic

Current Topics

‘We can only solve this as a global community’
In the Covid-19 pandemic, the German Epidemic Preparedness Team (SEEG) is more vital than ever. Read an interview about the task force’s work.
Pooling forces for change
People are calling for political and economic participation. GIZ takes a holistic approach to fostering democratic principles and endeavours to involve pro-reform forces.
Hidden Champions
There are many individuals and initiatives that have made invaluable contributions in the pursuit of civil rights and liberties. We have put together some

Highlights

Democracy

  • Wanted and threatened
    People around the globe yearn for democracy – at least when it offers more than elections. Stefano Palestini explains why the Chilean example is a case in point.
  • How do things stand?
    Opinions, feelings and hypotheses about the state of democracy abound. A look at the world of facts and figures helps to put things in perspective.
  • ‘It’s a matter of equality’
    In democracies, towns and local authorities should be given more powers, says social scientist Shandana Khan Mohmand from the University of Sussex.
  • Learning democracy
    For the first time, Ugandans are helping to reshape their country’s energy policy. Lawyer Claudia Apio takes her message around local villages calling for real change.
  • United for peace
    In a fragile country like Mali, greater stability is only possible if foreign, development, security and environmental policies are integrated with one another in the long term.
  • A question of trust
    Germany supports police forces in the Palestinian territories to deliver a professional, community-oriented service.
  • ‘It’s not just wrong, it’s stupid’
    Interview with Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President of the network Women In International Security
  • The biggest risks of all
    In today’s world, war and weapons are no longer seen as the biggest dangers.
Wanted and threatened
People around the globe yearn for democracy – at least when it offers more than elections. Stefano Palestini explains why the Chilean example is a case in point.
How do things stand?
Opinions, feelings and hypotheses about the state of democracy abound. A look at the world of facts and figures helps to put things in perspective.
‘It’s a matter of equality’
In democracies, towns and local authorities should be given more powers, says social scientist Shandana Khan Mohmand from the University of Sussex.

Regions

The land of milk and honey
Economically, Georgia is aligning more closely with the European Union (EU). To ensure that small businesses can benefit too, beekeepers are taking steps to make their honey fit for the export trade.
Nursing the World to Health
To mark the "International Nurses Day", we present compelling facts and figures about the health care system.
‘We can only solve this as a global community’
In the Covid-19 pandemic, the German Epidemic Preparedness Team (SEEG) is more vital than ever. Read an interview about the task force’s work.

I am a foreigner - Capturing Kyrgyz labour migration