akzente | Das Magazin der GIZ

Reconciliation through trade
The civil war between Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka raged for nearly 30 years. GIZ is helping to ensure that entrepreneurs and students from these two ethnic groups now do business together and study side by side.
Riches below ground
Afghanistan’s mineral wealth could solve the country’s economic problems. Tomorrow’s experts are now being trained in Kabul.
Working towards a dream of happiness
At the Kabarto refugee camp in northern Iraq, Nada Yussuf Kada campaigns for women’s rights and is herself a role model.
Reality check for dreams
Many Albanians want to work in Germany, but only a few are aware of all the conditions they have to meet.
The Bosnian ‘Düren’
Some 20 years ago a settlement was founded for refugees returning home. What has happened to these people since then?

Information and background

  • Great opportunities and diversity

    Africa is far from a monotonous region that will never succeed. The infographic shows opportunities and challenges.

  • ‘Africa can capture the century’

    Kandeh Yumkella has left a high-ranking position at the United Nations in order to push for progress in Sierra Leone.

  • Tree sap brings prosperity

    The state and local population are co-managers of a conservation area in the Peruvian Amazon. 

  • Settlement for returnees

    In 1998, GIZ was commissioned to create temporary settlement for refugees returning from Germany to Bosnia.

  • A passion to teach

    In Afghanistan there is a shortage of well-qualified vocational school teachers. A reform is now improving prospects.

  • Milk for Morocco

    GIZ in co-creation with Centrale Danone is helping farmers to improve the quality of their milk and to boost their income.

Highlights

Africa
A continent in transition
Africa is the continent of opportunity – economic, political and cultural. But how can it make the most of its potential?
Great opportunities and diversity
Africa is far from a monotonous region that will never succeed. The infographic shows opportunities and challenges.
Feeding the fish
Jowhor Ile is a Nigerian author whose ­writings about daily life in Africa are both poetic and political.
‘Africa can capture the century’
Kandeh Yumkella has left a high-ranking position at the United Nations in order to push for progress in Sierra Leone.

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Facts and figures

  • trillion passenger kilometres are expected to be accounted for by global passenger transportation in 2030.

  • Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin in November 2016

  • of women have experienced physical or sexual violence in a relationship, making these some of the most widespread human rights violations.

  • G20 Leaders’ Communiqué, Hangzhou Summit, September 2016

  • people could be in full-time employment in the maritime industry by 2030. This industry currently employs more than 31 million people.

  • Women face discrimination also after their working lives. Proportion of women and men of retirement who receive a pension.

  • Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver at the organisation’s fourth international conference in Copenhagen in May 2016

  • The conditions for entrepreneurs vary greatly, as the diagram on the average time required to start a business shows.

  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, on Africa Human Rights Day

Flying high