akzente | Das Magazin der GIZ

Self-employed, not unemployed
On the West Bank, where jobs are scarce, vocational schools are helping young adults to find success on the labour market.
A continent in transition
Africa is the continent of opportunity – economic, political and cultural. But how can it make the most of its potential?
A fresh start with milk
Farming families in Sri Lanka are rebuilding their country’s dairy industry after years of civil war.
Tree sap brings prosperity
The state and local population are co-managers of a conservation area in the Peruvian Amazon.
Every drop counts
GIZ is helping local institutions in the Palestinian territories to make better use of what little water there is.

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.

  • 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.

  • An app to improve safety

    Violence against women is a major problem in Latin America. Companies are providing support to achieve change.


Agenda 2030
Some progress, more work ahead
In the past two decades, the world has made major progress in many areas.
‘Stop saying nothing has changed!’
Tunisians should be more proud of what they have achieved after the Arab Spring, says Amel Karboul.
‘We overstate the negative’
Max Roser studies living conditions worldwide. He sees a clear upward trend: conditions are improving – if we take the long view.
A compass – even in times of crisis
Agenda 2030 is a plan of action to ensure that all the world’s people can live in dignity, freedom and in a healthy environment.

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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