Current Topics

Interview with psychologist Franz Kernjak about his work in GIZ’s counselling service COPE and the challenges facing staff and managers during the pandemic.
Born out of the coronavirus crisis, the Team Europe concept now serves as a blueprint for EU-wide development cooperation.
Aya Chebbi is the African Union’s first ever Special Envoy on Youth. A portrait.



akzente presents a selection of facts and figures that illustrate the positives and negatives of the pandemic.
A guest column by Gabriel Quijandría Acosta, Environment Minister of Peru
After a decade of gradual progress in Colombia, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated social and environmental conflict.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the current state of the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus crisis poses new and unprecedented challenges for every country, in particular developing nations.
GIZ supports the efforts of its partner countries to tackle the pandemic in sustainable ways that offer both social and environmental benefits.


Technical and vocational education and training

Making integration work – by providing joint technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for refugees and Ethiopians. An interview with Tobias Erbert, Manager of the Qualifications and Employment Perspectives for Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia (QEP) project. 

Perspectives Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, refugees and Ethiopians learn together and put what they have learned into practice. Four people share their story.

In Focus: Cities

Cities - laboratories of the future