Regions

akzente provides insight into local engagement. GIZ’s expertise is in demand around the world. Together with its partners, it works in over 130 countries to offer people prospects and improve their living conditions over the long term.

 

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?
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.

Asia

Reconciliation through trade
GIZ is helping to ensure that entrepreneurs and students from two ethnic groups in Sri Lanka now do business together and study side by side.
Riches below ground
Afghanistan’s mineral wealth could solve its economic problems. Tomorrow’s experts are 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.

Europe

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?
Make it in Hamburg!
A project which promotes the integration of foreign ­experts is benefiting both jobseekers and employers.

North and Central America

Diplomacy ­revisited
Creative minds gathered in Montreal with a common goal: to shape the future of global communication.
Electricity from the pig farm
Renewable energy, particularly hydropower, plays a major role in Central America. Now, biogas plants are also generating clean energy.
Protecting the coastal forest
Climate change poses a threat to Costa Rica. The country has an ambitious plan to confront the changes.

South America

Tree sap brings prosperity
The state and local population are co-managers of a conservation area in the Peruvian Amazon.
Making a fresh start
After more than 50 years of civil war, Colombia has more internally displaced persons than any other country.
An app to improve safety
Violence against women is a major problem in Latin America. Companies are providing support in order to achieve change.

Germany

Ten entrepreneurs, plenty of ideas
At a boot camp in Berlin, German and Indian start-up entrepreneurs learn from each other.
Make it in Hamburg!
A project which promotes the integration of foreign ­experts is benefiting both jobseekers and employers.
Susanna Nezmeskal-Berggötz
Customer diversity
Diversity at Deutsche Post DHL Group

Global

Some progress, more work ahead
In the past two decades, the world has made major progress in many areas.
‘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.
Diplomacy ­revisited
Creative minds gathered in Montreal with a common goal: to shape the future of global communication.

Regions

Africa