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

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.
A continent in transition
Africa is the continent of opportunity – economic, political and cultural. But how can it make the most of its potential?

Asia

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 fresh start with milk
Farming families in Sri Lanka are rebuilding their country’s dairy industry after years of civil war.
Every drop counts
GIZ is helping local institutions in the Palestinian territories to make better use of what little water there is.

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. To avoid misunderstandings and disappointment, GIZ is providing them with information – and advising on employment and training opportunities in Alba
The Bosnian ‘Düren’
Some 20 years ago a settlement was founded in Bosnia for refugees returning home. They had sought refuge in Germany during the Balkan War. What has happened to these people since then?
Settlement for returnees
In the late 1990s, large numbers of refugees were living in the town of Düren in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after fleeing their homes in Bosnia as a result of the war. A look back at a project and its results

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

Settlement for returnees
In the late 1990s, large numbers of refugees were living in the town of Düren in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after fleeing their homes in Bosnia as a result of the war. A look back at a project and its results
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.

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