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.



Open spaces amid a concrete jungle
In the overcrowded settlements of Egypt’s metropolises, there are glimmers of hope – community centres that provide places for young people and families to relax and play sport.
A matter of time
Across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic is serving as a wake-up call to improve the coordination of epidemic prevention measures. Cooperation with the ECOWAS region shows how it can be done.
‘More democracy - more development’
Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo is a champion of democracy in Uganda. Despite some setbacks, he sees signs of change in the country.


Together against flooding
The Indian city of Bhubaneswar is working to curb flooding and unblock drains.
‘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.
Learning for the future
Booming Viet Nam reforms TVET taking the German system as an example


Europe and Africa: the future of the partnership
One topic, two perspectives – in our new feature section, we ask experts to analyse a topic from their own personal perspective. To kick off, we are looking at the relationship between Africa and Europe.
Education at the core of EU-Africa Partnership
A guest column by Patrick Awuah, Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana
A renewed EU-Africa partnership fit to the global context
A guest column by Sandra Kramer, Director EU-AU relations, West and East Africa (DEVCO.D)

North and Central America

‘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.
Tracking down the truth
A Mexican-German team shows how forensic science can help bring certainty for families of missing persons..
Dreams you can touch
As they look for alternatives to migration, young people in El Salvador now receive support with vocational training, finding employment and personal development.

South America

"It really paid off"
Verónica Nuñez the 24-year-old product designer from Peru completed a German-style course of dual training.
Pioneers from the jungle
A project in Ecuador proves that excellent coffee can be produced in harmony with nature.
Disappeared, but not forgotten
In Colombia, more than 80,000 people are believed to be missing. Families want certainty about the fate of their loved ones.


Our job: to promote decent work
GIZ promotes employment around the world – often delivering rapid results.
Through other eyes
A German-American exchange programme provides professionals with insights into the mentality of their host country.
Identifying scope for action
The world calls on our country to accept greater international responsibility. What does that mean for GIZ?


Nursing the World to Health
To mark the "International Nurses Day", we present compelling facts and figures about the health care system.
‘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 not just wrong, it’s stupid’
Interview with Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President of the network Women In International Security