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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.

Africa and Europe need each other
Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, wants to take relations with Africa to a new level.
‘Equitable distribution is vital’
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the current state of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘My work is a social commentary’
Olalekan Jeyifous wants to spark a conversation on urban development.
‘Helping to build social peace in Mexico’
Maximilian Murck, Manager of the Strengthening the Rule of Law Project in Mexico, on the origins, key findings and next steps of the cooperation.
‘We want as much electric mobility as possible’
Interview with Andriy Sadovyi, Mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv, about the opportunities and challenges of cities in the near future.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘It’s a matter of equality’
In democracies, towns and local authorities should be given more powers, says social scientist Shandana Khan Mohmand from the University of Sussex.
Connecting the other 50 per cent
Kenyan IT researcher and policy analyst Nanjira Sambuli on the current state of digitisation in Africa.
‘We’re talking millions’
International lawyer Walter Kälin on climate-induced displacement