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Social development

Education is a powerful driver of sustainable development. We foster formal and non-formal education approaches in pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary education. We work with our partners to develop concepts for the economic and social integration of young people so that they can harness their potential and build themselves a future.

Überblick über Lüderitz

All eyes on Lüderitz

Green hydrogen is set to bring prosperity to Namibia and propel the world towards a climate-neutral economy. We travel to the country’s south-west, where plans are under way for one of the world’s largest hydrogen plants.
Frauen mit Kanistern

‘Working hand in hand’

Somaliland in the Horn of Africa is a very fragile area. Project Manager Carola von Morstein explains why an integrated approach is the only way to tackle the challenges here.
Frau mit religiöser Kopfbedeckung steht im Maisfeld

Where maize and sorghum grass grow

Conditions in the Horn of Africa are harsh. We visited the Somaliland region to see how people in this disaster-struck area can be best supported.
Omar Alkadamani

Learning progress

Omar Alkadamani fled to Germany from Syria as a child. He knows exactly how important the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ is – for him personally and for every country that strives for a better future.
Frauen arbeiten auf einem Feld

‘The right to food is the most violated human right worldwide’

Ralf Sanftenberg, Director of the Rural Development and Agriculture Division, talks about the mid-term review of SDG 2 and why he remains confident despite the challenges.
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Feminist development policy: clear goals and a clear stance

BMZ adopted its feminist development policy strategy a few months ago. Annette Mummert explains why this is important and what it means for GIZ’s work.
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Surviving modern slavery

Women migrant workers in Lebanon are coping with oppression and abuse by prioritising their mental health with the support of peer advocates trained by GIZ.
Aida Al Khattab

Revisiting strong women in Jordan

Five years ago, akzente interviewed women elected to Jordan’s regional councils. Now we’re back in Jordan to visit them again.
Keki Adhikari mit dem Menstruation Bracelet

Menstruation: let’s talk!

Menstruation is still a taboo subject. GIZ is working with local influencers to change this. Girls and women around the world should be able to experience menstruation in a healthy way.
Elvis and Brian school-Uganda

Best buddies

Elvis and Brian show us around their school in Uganda. Everyone can come here to learn – with or without disabilities. That’s what inclusion is all about.
María Fernanda Ávila

‘If I start a business, it must support women’

Three questions for entrepreneur María Fernanda Ávila about her company and her motivation to do something to counter violence against women in Ecuador
province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the north of Pakistan

Building a sense of community

Pakistani households have been living next to Afghan refugee families in the north of Pakistan for decades, without either side mixing with the other. By providing safe spaces to meet, for women in particular, GIZ is bringing both sets of neighbours together.