Who we are
akzente is the online story portal of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is aimed at key figures from politics and business in Germany and around the world. In multimedia feature articles, exclusive interviews, animated infographics and remarkable photo galleries, akzente shines the spotlight on a wide range of projects from across the globe.
akzente was launched in the early 1990s as a printed magazine. Over the decades we have evolved continuously, ensuring that we were always in tune with changing times. Our target groups now obtain most of their information in digital form. This is why, since mid-2022, our reports on how GIZ – together with its partners and commissioning parties – is shaping change and empowering people to ‘own’ the development process have been published exclusively online. The digital transformation is creating more space for multimedia narratives and ensuring that our akzente content can be placed where our target groups go to find thoughtful, well-told stories and insights into GIZ: on this website but also on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Topics covered by akzente range from the refugee crisis and climate change to the opportunities and risks of digitalisation for the Global South, to name but a few. akzente addresses global challenges for the future – and offers solutions. Leading experts from both within GIZ and elsewhere place relevant issues in context and pave the way for a change of perspective.
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