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

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.
Bright future for India
Green energy that pays for itself: how solar energy is helping power the Delhi Metro and a cricket stadium in Bangalore.

Environment and climate change

My friend, the tree
How livestock ranchers in Colombia are protecting the rain forest and improving their incomes at the same time.
A paradise for renewables
Chile is powering ahead with transforming its energy system. The country has become a model for its neighbours.
Protecting an underwater jewel
Already seriously affected by climate change, Fiji is now taking measures to save the Great Sea Reef.

Rural development

Sowing the seeds of success
In Chad, locals and refugees have to get by on very little. With seeds and training, it is hoped that harvests will improve.
Creating jobs with argan oil
Sustainable tourism is empowering Moroccan women and their communities – with GIZ’s support.
A family in Chad doing farm work.
Green Miracle
How arid land is becoming fertile again in Chad.

Security, reconstruction and peace

For Peace
Germany is offering support to the people of Mali as they move towards reconciliation and stability.
Starting a new life back home
When Kosovars return, a centre provides support with reintegration. And GIZ is promoting hiking tourism in the country.
Reconciliation through trade
GIZ is helping to ensure that entrepreneurs from two ethnic groups in Sri Lanka now do business together.

Social development

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.
Programmed for health
Bangladesh’s health system is undergoing a quiet revolution: digitalisation is making work easier for doctors and saving money.
Fighting violence against women
An app and awareness campaigns: How GIZ is preventing violence against women in South America.

Governance and democracy

The powerlessness of users
‘Privacy is a human right that needs defending now more than ever’, writes Constanze Kurz member of Chaos Computer Club.
‘Africa can capture the century’
Kandeh Yumkella has left a high-ranking position at the United Nations in order to push for progress in Sierra Leone.
‘Stop saying nothing has changed!’
Tunisians should be more proud of what they have achieved after the Arab Spring, says Amel Karboul.

Economic development and employment

‘A tool for development’
Shradha Sharma is a journalist and the founder of YourStory, the biggest media ­technology platform for start-ups in India.
The stuff that futures are made of
Ethiopia’s textile industry is booming. Growing numbers of people are set to benefit from the new jobs it is creating.
Organic pioneers with new expertise
Young entrepreneurs in Tunisia are breaking new ground and becoming environmental trailblazers.