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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.

Anna Sophie Herken, GIZ Managing Director ‘Digitalisation must serve the common good’

‘Digitalisation must serve the common good’

GIZ Managing Director Anna Sophie Herken on the status of digitalisation in international cooperation – and what re:publica has to do with it
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‘Investment in our common future’

Heidy Rombouts, Director General of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, in an interview on Belgium’s EU Council Presidency
Reem Al-Smeirat Rajiv Raman

Money for creative growth

For women in Jordan to start their own businesses, they need financial knowledge – and access to money and digital tools. We visited two women entrepreneurs who set out on this path.

Top trio for human rights

A signal for equality: since the start of 2024, all three regional human rights courts have been led by women.
Zwei Frauen stehen an einer Tiefkühltrauhe, eine hält einen Milchbehälter in der Hand Huda Hassan

The wonder of refrigeration

The amazing story of a successful dairywoman, helpful cooling and an enthusiastic community. Out and about in the Somaliland region.
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Voices of and for women

Women journalists in Iraq speak candidly about what life is like for women in the country.
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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.
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‘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.