akzente reports on GIZ’s work. In seven different thematic areas ranging from economic development and employment promotion to environment and energy to strengthening freedom and security, it offers solutions to complex challenges.


Sustainable infrastructure

Radiating appeal
Exciting facts and figures about the future of energy in our infographics.
Bright future for India
Green energy that pays for itself: how solar energy is helping power the Delhi Metro and a cricket stadium in Bangalore.
Every drop counts
GIZ is helping local institutions in the Palestinian territories to make better use of what little water there is.

Environment and climate change

A paradise for renewables
Chile is powering ahead with transforming its energy system. The country has become a model for its neighbours.
Protecting an underwater jewel
Already seriously affected by climate change, Fiji is now taking measures to save the Great Sea Reef.
A bright future for renewables
"We need strong, predictable, smart policies around the world", writes Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA.

Rural development

Harvesting in a changing climate
Green Innovation Centres provide farmers with access to knowledge and new technologies.
A brighter future for businesses
A pilot project in the Masai region illustrates how small-scale solar power generation benefits local businesses.
Fighting hunger

Security, reconstruction and peace

Starting a new life back home
When Kosovars return, a centre provides support with reintegration. And GIZ is promoting hiking tourism in the country.
Reconciliation through trade
GIZ is helping to ensure that entrepreneurs from two ethnic groups in Sri Lanka now do business together.
The Bosnian ‘Düren’
Some 20 years ago a settlement was founded for refugees returning home. What has happened to these people since then?

Social development

Some progress, more work ahead
In the past two decades, the world has made major progress in many areas.
A passion to teach
In Afghanistan there is a shortage of well-qualified vocational school teachers. A reform is now improving prospects.
An app to improve safety
Violence against women is a major problem in Latin America. Companies are providing support in order to achieve change.

Governance and democracy

‘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.
‘Stop saying nothing has changed!’
Tunisians should be more proud of what they have achieved after the Arab Spring, says Amel Karboul.
Diplomacy ­revisited
Creative minds gathered in Montreal with a common goal: to shape the future of global communication.

Economic development and employment

Organic pioneers with new expertise
Young entrepreneurs in Tunisia are breaking new ground and becoming environmental trailblazers.
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.