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Guest articles

akzente presents personal perspectives. Leading national and international experts and observers express their positions and views on pressing global issues in guest articles. GIZ staff report on their experience in Germany and abroad.

Julia Gabriel
Hello from Kigali

Rwanda has been Julia Gabriel's home for four years now. From there, she provides support for a regional programme with activities in 12 countries. The focus is on peace, security and raw materials.

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Irina Scheffmann and Katja Kammerer
Hello from Eschborn and Berlin

Irina Scheffmann and Katja Kammerer jointly manage the Commissioning Parties Division as a so-called co-leadership duo. Find out more how that works.

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Claire Aanes
Hello from Ramallah

Claire Aanes has been working in the Palestinian Territories for four years. She advises organisations and initiatives that provide psychosocial support for children and youths.

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Ranjula Bali Swain

Simplifying the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals are like a mammoth giant that is collapsing under its own weight. They are too complex and at the same time underfunded.
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Feminist development policy: clear goals and a clear stance

BMZ adopted its feminist development policy strategy a few months ago. Annette Mummert explains why this is important and what it means for GIZ’s work.
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What is feminist development policy?

What does German feminist development policy mean? akzente asked international activists to share their thoughts with us.
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A boost for the SDGs

Half-time for the Sustainable Development Goals – Julia Iversen explains where we stand and what this means for international cooperation
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Carola Jacobs
Hello from Cotonou

I’ve been working for GIZ in Benin since 2020. Every morning, my route to work takes me across a small lagoon. It’s a sight I’ll never get tired of, and one that reminds me of the importance of water every day.

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Ukraine’s will to forge its own path is unbroken

Ukraine’s will to forge its own path is unbroken

When Russia launched its war of aggression on Ukraine, GIZ was able to provide rapid and effective assistance because of our presence throughout the country. Since then, we have been combining rapid assistance with reconstruction and advice on reforms. By Daniel Busche, GIZ Country Director in Ukraine
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Three crises, one solution 

Three crises, one solution 

Why an intact natural world can help us address various challenges. By Kirsten Hegener, Director of GIZ’s Competence Centre for Biodiversity, Forests and Agriculture.  
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Making digitalisation human-centric and fair

Making digitalisation human-centric and fair

Why GIZ is championing free online systems. By Björn Richter, Digital Transformation Cluster Coordinator
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Climate is part of our DNA

Climate is part of our DNA

Global climate protection and why it’s essential for GIZ too. By Jörg Linke, Head of GIZ’s Competence Centre for Climate Change
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