The woman putting solar panels on Gaza rooftops
The woman putting solar panels on Gaza rooftops
When humans and machines learn
When humans and machines learn
red-tailed bamboo pitviper
Dangerous yet precious
Dangerous yet precious
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Tradition meets technology
Tradition meets technology

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A magazine in transition

A magazine in transition

akzente is transitioning to become a purely online publication. GIZ Press Spokesperson Ute Schaeffer and Jörg Schindler, who was responsible for the magazine in the late 1990s, talk here about akzente as it was and is.

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Much achieved, but still a lot to do

Where GIZ stands after ten years, and why the company must continue to evolve. A contribution by Tanja Gönner, Chair of the Management Board

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‘Climate is at the heart of development policy’

Svenja Schulze is new to the German Development Ministry but not to Government. Her priorities are climate, poverty, gender, health and crisis prevention. In an interview, she discusses German development policy in flux.

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GIZ in transition

GIZ has undergone massive changes and evolved beyond recognition since the merger of GTZ, InWEnt and DED in 2011. It has grown in size and become more diverse.

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Twists, turns and transformation

Things appear necessary by virtue of their very existence – why change is so difficult. Author and publicist Ilija Trojanow examines inertia and lack of imagination.

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More than meets the eye: art made in Nigeria