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From education for sustainable development to the climate crisis, and feminist development policy to conflict transformation: akzente addresses the many facets of international cooperation. National and international experts share their views and new perspectives.

‘Rethinking mobility – and helping achieve the Paris climate target’
Daniel Ernesto Moser, Management Head of TUMI, explains why towns and cities are at the heart of the transition to sustainable transport.
‘Not just right but necessary’
Aurélia Nguyen is Managing Director of the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility. In this interview, she explains why equal access to vaccines is essential to overcoming the pandemic.
“Our aim is to restore balance within the ecosystem.”
Progress Kashandula, General Manager of the De-bushing Advisory Service (DAS) in Namibia.
‘Building self-confidence’
An interview that looks at mental health in crisis-affected regions and at the importance of collective care
‘We share the same aim: food and nutrition security in Timbuktu’
Interview with Ulla Santara, Head of Project for Welthungerhilfe in Mali.
‘The children are sick less often’
Interview with doctor and nutrition expert Fatimata Koné, she works for Welthungerhilfe, GIZ’s project partner in Mali.
‘Not enough food and not healthy enough’
UN’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit Agnes Kalibata explains why it is essential to look at these systems as a whole.
‘A kit solaire can change a family’s life forever.’
Interview on solar energy with entrepreneur Christian Gbogbo, partner of Energising Development (EnDev) in Benin.
‘A successful EU Council Presidency – in spite of the pandemic’
Tanja Gönner, Chair of the GIZ Management Board, looks back at Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Her conclusion? A lot was achieved in the face of the pandemic.
‘Suddenly, we felt we could speak freely’
Interview with Amel Saidane, President of Tunisian StartUps, on how digital transformation presents opportunities for Tunisia.
‘We’re becoming closer’
Interview with psychologist Franz Kernjak about his work in GIZ’s counselling service COPE and the challenges facing staff and managers during the pandemic.
‘Creating prospects for people’
An interview with GIZ-Manager Tobias Erbert about joint technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for refugees and Ethiopians.