akzente | Das Magazin der GIZ

Learning for life
Youth unemployment in Tunisia is high. A partnership is helping young people to get the training they need.
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.
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.
Welcoming the world
Until recently, Theth was a virtually deserted village in the Albanian Alps. But life has returned with a hiking trail.
Revolution in the desert
How Chile is producing low-cost green electricity and is leading the way in mitigating climate change.
Through other eyes
A German-American exchange programme provides professionals with insights into the mentality of their host country.

Renewable energy – photos of our work worldwide

Information and background

  • Much needed temporary jobs

    On behalf of BMZ, GIZ has helped partners to create 22,000 temporary jobs in Dohuk Province.

  • Identifying scope for action

    The world calls on our country to accept greater international responsibility. What does that mean for GIZ?

  • ‘A tool for development’

    Shradha Sharma is a journalist and the founder of YourStory, the biggest media ­technology platform for start-ups in India.

  • Fighting violence against women

    An app and awareness campaigns: How GIZ is preventing violence against women in South America.

  • For Peace

    Germany is offering support to the people of Mali as they move towards reconciliation and stability.

  • A brighter future for businesses

    A pilot project in the Masai region illustrates how small-scale solar power generation benefits local businesses.


‘Africa is on the rise’
Onyeche Tifase is convinced that unemployment in Africa can be addressed through knowledge and the right financial support.
A long way to go
Infographic Employment: exciting facts and figures about the economy, money and working environments around the world.
New ways to tackle the global jobs crisis
World Bank economist David Robalino describes the fight against rising unemployment.
Learning for life
Youth unemployment in Tunisia is high. A partnership is helping young people to get the training they need.


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Facts and figures

  • million children and young people of school age are not receiving education. The figures for primary school children have not improved since 2008.

  • billion USD less is spent each year on things like energy and food as a consequence of natural disasters.

  • new cases of malaria have been reported by Paraguay over the last three years. This means that the country is considered to be free of the disease.

  • MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action

  • Almost 1.1 billion people still have no access to electric power. Solar lights are cheaper and more frequently purchased.

  • of 91,523 species of flora and fauna examined are threatened with extinction.

  • of full-time jobs in the world are generated by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • billion people more than in 1990 now have access to safe drinking water.

  • The good news is that child labour is on the decline. However, 168 million children are still victims of this exploitation.

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