Who we are

The magazine akzente is published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and is aimed at key figures from politics and business in Germany and around the world. In feature articles, reports, images and interviews, akzente puts diverse projects from around the world under the spotlight. Its reports show how GIZ – together with its partners and commissioning parties – is shaping change and empowering people to ‘own’ the development process. GIZ operates on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and other German ministries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank, and also works closely with the private sector.

Each issue of akzente focuses on a headline topic, giving readers a comprehensive picture that extends from the international debate right down to practical activities on the ground. Topics covered by akzente range from the current refugee crisis and climate change to the promotion of vocational training and civil conflict transformation. akzente addresses global challenges for the future – and offers solutions.

akzente has already won a number of awards in recognition of its high-quality journalism and design, most recently in 2015, when it received a silver medal at the Best of Corporate Publishing Award.

To subscribe to akzente, simply send a short email to the editorial team (akzente@giz.de). All the issues of akzente can also be downloaded as pdf files.