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Agile or fragile
What cities will look like in the future, depends heavily on the right management.
Learning for the future
Booming Viet Nam reforms TVET taking the German system as an example
Germany’s EU Council presidency

Current Topics

‘Viet Nam is at a crossroads’
How training based on the German model aims to help the Asian country reach the next level of economic development. An interview with Jürgen Hartwig, Manager of GIZ’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Viet Nam programme.
‘Mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic’
Economist Siegfried Leffler has been Director of the GIZ Representation in Brussels since 2016. He manages GIZ’s cooperation activities with the institutions of the EU, primarily with the European Commission.
‘We can only solve this as a global community’
In the Covid-19 pandemic, the German Epidemic Preparedness Team (SEEG) is more vital than ever. Read an interview about the task force’s work.

Highlights

CITIES

  • The future is urban
    Cities have a key role to play in efforts to meet climate and development goals. GIZ advises municipalities and supports public involvement in decision-making.
  • ‘Sustainability remains a key issue’
    Ashok-Alexander Sridharan is the Mayor of Bonn. He wants the city of his birth to be carbon-neutral by 2035.
  • Blessing or curse?
    Never before have so many people lived in cities. Facts and figures from the big-city jungle.
  • Agile or fragile
    What cities will look like in the future, depends heavily on the right management.
  • Together against flooding
    The Indian city of Bhubaneswar is working to curb flooding and unblock drains.
The future is urban
Cities have a key role to play in efforts to meet climate and development goals. GIZ advises municipalities and supports public involvement in decision-making.
‘Sustainability remains a key issue’
Ashok-Alexander Sridharan is the Mayor of Bonn. He wants the city of his birth to be carbon-neutral by 2035.
Blessing or curse?
Never before have so many people lived in cities. Facts and figures from the big-city jungle.

Regions

"It really paid off"
Verónica Nuñez the 24-year-old product designer from Peru completed a German-style course of dual training.
Dreams you can touch
As they look for alternatives to migration, young people in El Salvador now receive support with vocational training, finding employment and personal development.
‘Viet Nam is at a crossroads’
How training based on the German model aims to help the Asian country reach the next level of economic development. An interview with Jürgen Hartwig, Manager of GIZ’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Viet Nam programme.

I am a foreigner - Capturing Kyrgyz labour migration