Themes

akzente reports on GIZ’s work. In seven different thematic areas ranging from economic development and employment promotion to environment and energy to strengthening freedom and security, it offers solutions to complex challenges.

 

Sustainable infrastructure

The digital divide
Exciting facts and figures about digitalisation in our infographics.
Access for everyone
Digitalisation is global. It affects every part of our lives. And yet some people are being left behind. How can digitalisation become a driver of development?
Radiating appeal
Exciting facts and figures about the future of energy in our infographics.

Environment and climate change

Network for a new urban agenda
Cities Fit for Climate Change is a global project focusing on integrated urban development in the face of climate change. Views from three people from Chile, India and South Africa.
From hippos to sacred forests
At a biosphere reserve on the border between Togo and Benin, the local people are taking responsibility for nature conservation.
Revolution in the desert
How Chile is producing low-cost green electricity and is leading the way in mitigating climate change.

Rural development

On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.
Learning for life
Youth unemployment in Tunisia is high. A partnership is helping young people to get the training they need.

Security, reconstruction and peace

Breaking new ground together
They challenge stereotypes and are role models: female members of Jordan’s regional councils in action.
On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
On the right track
Two investigators and one crime victim talk about the Police Programme Africa.

Social development

Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.
Dancing salsa with a new leg
To enable Cuban orthopaedic technicians to provide modern prostheses for their patients, the German medical technology company Ottobock is supplying the island state with expertise and materials.
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.

Governance and democracy

‘Don’t try to be superwomen’
Interview with Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The rise of women
Women have increasingly taken top-level political posts. Malliga Och describes the long road to power.
Breaking new ground together
They challenge stereotypes and are role models: female members of Jordan’s regional councils in action.

Economic development and employment

Room for improvement
Whether in art, science, culture or business, statistics prove that gender equality is still a long way off.
On course for a better future
Local authorities in Ukraine can now decide how they spend their money themselves.
Albanian treasures
To find out more about conserving historical sites and developing craft skills, we visited a building site in the World Heritage town of Berat in Albania.