akzente provides insight into local engagement. GIZ’s expertise is in demand around the world. Together with its partners, it works in over 130 countries to offer people prospects and improve their living conditions over the long term.



Harvesting in a changing climate
Green Innovation Centres provide farmers with access to knowledge and new technologies.
A brighter future for businesses
A pilot project in the Masai region illustrates how small-scale solar power generation benefits local businesses.
Fighting hunger


Protecting an underwater jewel
Already seriously affected by climate change, Fiji is now taking measures to save the Great Sea Reef.
When paradise drowns
For the residents of one village in Fiji, climate change turns their lifes upside down.
Bright future for India
Green energy that pays for itself: how solar energy is helping power the Delhi Metro and a cricket stadium in Bangalore.


Starting a new life back home
When Kosovars return, a centre provides support with reintegration. And GIZ is promoting hiking tourism in the country.
Reality check for dreams
Many Albanians want to work in Germany, but only a few are aware of all the conditions they have to meet.
The Bosnian ‘Düren’
Some 20 years ago a settlement was founded for refugees returning home. What has happened to these people since then?

North and Central America

Diplomacy ­revisited
Creative minds gathered in Montreal with a common goal: to shape the future of global communication.
Electricity from the pig farm
Renewable energy, particularly hydropower, plays a major role in Central America. Now, biogas plants are also generating clean energy.
Protecting the coastal forest
Climate change poses a threat to Costa Rica. The country has an ambitious plan to confront the changes.

South America

A paradise for renewables
Chile is powering ahead with transforming its energy system. The country has become a model for its neighbours.
Tree sap brings prosperity
The state and local population are co-managers of a conservation area in the Peruvian Amazon.
Making a fresh start
After more than 50 years of civil war, Colombia has more internally displaced persons than any other country.


Ten entrepreneurs, plenty of ideas
At a boot camp in Berlin, German and Indian start-up entrepreneurs learn from each other.
Make it in Hamburg!
A project which promotes the integration of foreign ­experts is benefiting both jobseekers and employers.
Susanna Nezmeskal-Berggötz
Customer diversity
Diversity at Deutsche Post DHL Group


Protecting an underwater jewel
Already seriously affected by climate change, Fiji is now taking measures to save the Great Sea Reef.
Some progress, more work ahead
In the past two decades, the world has made major progress in many areas.
‘We overstate the negative’
Max Roser studies living conditions worldwide. He sees a clear upward trend: conditions are improving – if we take the long view.