Themes

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

The digital divide
Exciting facts and figures about digitalisation in our infographics.
Access for everyone
Digitalisation is global. It affects every part of our lives. And yet some people are being left behind. How can digitalisation become a driver of development?
Radiating appeal
Exciting facts and figures about the future of energy in our infographics.

Environment and climate change

From hippos to sacred forests
At a biosphere reserve on the border between Togo and Benin, the local people are taking responsibility for nature conservation.
Revolution in the desert
How Chile is producing low-cost green electricity and is leading the way in mitigating climate change.
My friend, the tree
How livestock ranchers in Colombia are protecting the rain forest and improving their incomes at the same time.

Rural development

On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.
Learning for life
Youth unemployment in Tunisia is high. A partnership is helping young people to get the training they need.

Security, reconstruction and peace

On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
On the right track
Two investigators and one crime victim talk about the Police Programme Africa.
Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.

Social development

Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.
Dancing salsa with a new leg
To enable Cuban orthopaedic technicians to provide modern prostheses for their patients, the German medical technology company Ottobock is supplying the island state with expertise and materials.
The white gold of Félane
Ice costs a fortune in Senegal. A group of women have banded together to make their own using a solar-powered system.

Governance and democracy

On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
New ways to tackle the global jobs crisis
World Bank economist David Robalino describes the fight against rising unemployment.
The powerlessness of users
‘Privacy is a human right that needs defending now more than ever’, writes Constanze Kurz member of Chaos Computer Club.

Economic development and employment

On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
Albanian treasures
To find out more about conserving historical sites and developing craft skills, we visited a building site in the World Heritage town of Berat in Albania.
Lush harvest
Ukraine is forging ahead with decentralisation, which is also designed to stimulate economic development in smaller communities. A visit to Central Ukraine’s apple orchards