Social development

Education is a powerful driver of development. We promote formal and informal education in preschool, basic education and university education. To make optimal use of the potential of young people, we develop concepts for economic and social integration and empowerment of youth.

  • 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.
  • Zwei Frauen laufen am Strand Pierre-Ives Babelon/
    Voices of and for women
    Women journalists in Iraq speak candidly about what life is like for women in the country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illustration einer Frau mit farbigen Schleifen
    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.
  • Illustration von Silhouetten
    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.