Regions

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.

 

Africa

Cow power
In Senegal, students are researching the potential of renewable energies, while GIZ is supporting a new employment-oriented study programme and a university partnership with Germany. The aim is to build young graduates’ workplace skills.
Training for the energy transition
Morocco aims to increase the share of renewable energy. A new institute is providing the training fpr experts.
A continent in transition
Africa is the continent of opportunity – economic, political and cultural. But how can it make the most of its potential?

Asia

Protecting an underwater jewel
The Great Sea Reef off the coast of the islands of Fiji is the third longest coral reef in the world. Already seriously affected by climate change, the Pacific island state is now taking measures to save this unique ecosystem – before it is too late.
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.

Europe

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?
Make it in Hamburg!
A project which promotes the integration of foreign ­experts is benefiting both jobseekers and employers.

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

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.
An app to improve safety
Violence against women is a major problem in Latin America. Companies are providing support in order to achieve change.

Germany

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

Global

Protecting an underwater jewel
The Great Sea Reef off the coast of the islands of Fiji is the third longest coral reef in the world. Already seriously affected by climate change, the Pacific island state is now taking measures to save this unique ecosystem – before it is too late.
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.

Regions

Africa