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.



Protecting migrants
Germany and the EU are providing protection for children and adults by improving migration management in the Horn of Africa.
The stuff that futures are made of
Ethiopia’s textile industry is booming. Growing numbers of people are set to benefit from the new jobs it is creating.
The white gold of Félane
Ice costs a fortune in Senegal. A group of women have banded together to make their own using a solar-powered system.


‘A tool for development’
Shradha Sharma is a journalist and the founder of YourStory, the biggest media ­technology platform for start-ups in India.
Programmed for health
Bangladesh’s health system is undergoing a quiet revolution: digitalisation is making work easier for doctors and saving money.
Protecting an underwater jewel
Already seriously affected by climate change, Fiji is now taking measures to save the Great Sea Reef.


Welcoming the world
Until recently, Theth was a virtually deserted village in the Albanian Alps. But life has returned to the village with a hiking trail.
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.

North and Central America

Through other eyes
A German-American exchange programme provides professionals with insights into the mentality of their host country.
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.

South America

Revolution in the desert
How Chile is producing low-cost green electricity with support from Germany and is leading the way in mitigating climate change.
My friend, the tree
How livestock ranchers in Colombia are protecting the rain forest and improving their incomes at the same time.
Fighting violence against women
An app and awareness campaigns: How GIZ is preventing violence against women in South America.


Through other eyes
A German-American exchange programme provides professionals with insights into the mentality of their host 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.


‘Greater focus on strategy’
Amel Saidane from Tunisia and Victor Andrusiv from Ukraine were two of around 150 people who took part in the GIZ study ‘Germany in the Eyes of the World’.
Germany in the Eyes of the World
For the third time, GIZ has interviewed people across the globe to find out about their perceptions of Germany.
The digital divide
Exciting facts and figures about digitalisation in our infographics.