Annual Report 2010

Responsible economic action – sustainable development

GIZ Worldwide

Ukraine G Serbia G Croatia G Belgium G

Bosnia and Herzegovina G Kosovo G Montenegro G Macedonia G Albania G Turkey G

Egypt G Tunisia G Algeria G Morocco G G USA G Honduras Mexico G Guatemala G G Dominican Republic G Costa Rica G Haiti

Mauritania G Mali G Niger G Burkina Faso G Ghana G Senegal G Guinea G Sierra Leone G Côte d'Ivoire G

El Salvador G Nicaragua G

Colombia G Ecuador G Brazil G Peru G

Benin G Nigeria G Chad G Cameroon G Congo, Dem. Rep. G Zambia G Zimbabwe G Namibia G Botswana G

This map uses colour-coded dots to show GIZ locations around the globe. The red dots indicate offices that GIZ shares with KfW Entwicklungsbank and in some cases other German development organisations. The grey dots mark the remaining locations where GIZ has an office of its own. GIZ also operates in many other countries, though without any office presence. These countries are not highlighted on the map.
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Bolivia G Chile G Paraguay G

South Africa G

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G Russian Federation G Georgia G Azerbaijan

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G Armenia

G Uzbekistan G Afghanistan G Kyrgyzstan G Pakistan

G Kazakhstan


G Tajikistan G Japan G Mongolia G China G India

G Palestinian territories G Jordan

G Syria G Lebanon

G Nepal G Bangladesh G Laos G Thailand G Cambodia G Viet Nam G Indonesia G Philippines G Sri Lanka

GIZ's registered offices are in Bonn and Eschborn. The company also maintains a presence at 16 other locations in Germany.
Bonn Eschborn Düsseldorf Bad Honnef Saarbrücken Wiesbaden Frankfurt Mannheim Feldafing 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Bremen Kiel Hamburg Hannover Schwerin Magdeburg Erfurt Leipzig-Zschortau Berlin

G Saudi Arabia G Yemen

G United Arab Emirates

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G South Sudan

G Ethiopia

G Kenya G Uganda G Rwanda G Burundi G Tanzania G Malawi

G Madagascar G Mozambique

264. The figures shown below represent the combined totals for the three predecessor organisations. as at 31 December 2010. The total consolidated volume of business last year was around EUR 1. They all identify with the high quality standards and professionalism of our work.GIZ at a Glance GIZ’s predecessor organisations – DED.2 million 1.9 million 272. GIZ STAFF MEMBERS In Germany Abroad National personnel Trainees WORKING WORLDWIDE Development workers PLACED/FINANCED BY GIZ Integrated experts (CIM) Returning experts (CIM) Local experts in partner programmes Volunteers in the ‘weltwärts’ programme * EUR 1.851. figures as at 31 December 2010 3.081 1.851.5 million to adjust for consolidation.821 12.5 million: BUSINESS VOLUME 2010 Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development German public sector clients International Services Cofinancing TOTAL* EUR 1.866 million minus EUR 14. GTZ and InWEnt – can look back on 2010 as a successful business year.254 140 1.111 693 455 698 821 .5 million 179.4 million 149.5 million The people who work for GIZ are assigned around the world.

Hans-Joachim Preuß (GTZ). Dr Sebastian Paust. State Secretary Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz introduces the seven members of the Management Board to the workforce. . 13 December 2010 The GTZ Supervisory Board appoints the Management Board of the future GIZ. GTZ and InWEnt to merge as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 3 September 2010 At the ‘Engagement fairbindet’ event. the Articles of Association are signed by Federal Minister Dirk Niebel and Jörg Asmussen. Dr Christoph Beier (GTZ). Parliamentary State Secretary Gudrun Kopp and State Secretary Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz. Dr Christoph Beier and Hans-Joachim Preuß. In the words of Federal Minister Niebel. the German governing parties agree to reform technical cooperation. Dr Bernd Eisenblätter (Chairman of the GTZ Managing Directors). Dr Sebastian Paust (InWEnt). the top management of the three organisations Jürgen Wilhelm (DED). 7 July 2010 The Federal Cabinet adopts the ‘New efficiency in development policy’ reform strategy. 24 February 2011 At the Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn. Dr Jürgen Wilhelm. the two GTZ Managing Directors. and in doing so launch the merger of the three organisations DED. Shown here (left to right): Federal Minister Dirk Niebel. Dr Jürgen Wilhelm. hosted by BMZ in Bonn. Director of the GTZ Strategy Centre ‘New Partnerships for Global Development’. the new logo of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is unveiled. 16 December 2010 At BMZ. the Director General of DED. the Chief Executive Director of InWEnt. Dr Sebastian Paust. the Chairman of the GTZ Managing Directors. sign the merger agreement that paves the way for DED. it is ‘A milestone in the history of German development cooperation. and the GIZ auditoriums in Eschborn. Dr Bernd Eisenblätter (now Chairman of the Management Board). the Director General of DED. On behalf of the shareholder. and Adolf Kloke-Lesch. the Head of the Task Force for Implementation Structure Reform at BMZ. Dr Bernd Eisenblätter. The Board comprises the Chairman of the GTZ Managing Directors.’ 1 January 2011 GIZ starts work. State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance. and the Chief Executive Director of InWEnt. the Federal Republic of Germany. The merger is now in force. Tom Pätz. GTZ and InWEnt.GIZ – THE STORY SO FAR 01 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – the story so far October 2009 In their coalition agreement.


CAUCASUS. many solutions Results Worldwide 52 58 2010 in Figures Contemporary Images from Asia Art in the Annual Report The GIZ company organs GIZ Profile 60 64 66 68 .CONTENTS 03 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – the story so far Message from the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Joining forces to make a difference Foreword by the Management Board Scaling up solutions Responsible economic action – sustainable development 01 05 06 09 16 From the regions ACROSS REGIONS AND AROUND THE WORLD 20 Global networks SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 22 We can only build on a stable foundation ASIA 28 Making the most of opportunities LATIN AMERICA 34 Caught between progress and the need for development MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST 40 A new dawn EUROPE. CENTRAL ASIA 46 Many challenges.


we can deliver on the challenges facing us worldwide. Chairman of the Supervisory Board State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development . The protection of human rights forms the basis of our work. social and political future. Anyone wishing to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty must concentrate on tackling poverty’s underlying causes and creating more just structures. broad-based economic growth and capacity development in our partner countries are all essential. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the company’s staff for the excellent work they perform around the world to address major global challenges and achieve tangible improvements in many people’s lives in our partner countries. political and social reform. With a company that is young yet experienced. effective and sustainable. This is why we attach special importance to promoting good governance. and civil society. We are currently undergoing a process that will enable us to further increase the effectiveness of German development cooperation. education and private enterprise. This is why we must develop solutions for our partners that are forward-looking. On 1 January. And I would also like to express my gratitude to them for their constructive input throughout the merger process. while boosting Germany’s status as a hub for learning and innovation. but about investing in common interests. cutting-edge development policy means shaping international cooperation for sustainable global development. Now with a broader corporate purpose. efficient. ecological. the private sector. This means bringing all the stakeholders together: governmental and non-governmental organisations. The contribution made by both the management and the workforce were crucial in enabling us to implement the reform launched in late 2009 in such a short space of time. To achieve this. Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz Development cooperation must break out of its comfort zone and find its place at the heart of society. Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz. The effectiveness of our work is crucially important here. Its diverse portfolio is presented in this Annual Report.MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD 05 Message from the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Development policy is about shaping the future – our economic. GIZ can make its expertise an export hit across new segments of the market for international cooperation. It is not about charity. GIZ is a flagship for professional international cooperation. Today. It creates opportunities and helps people lead self-reliant lives in liberty and peace. International cooperation combines core values with German interests and responsibility for global public goods. It is about delivering joint solutions around the world that enable our partners to take control and avoid dependency. GIZ began work. We want to pursue joint objectives that will make development policy more coherent and bring about sustainable change. GIZ is an important actor here too.

Germany. we stepped up our work with the German private sector in 2010. sustainable and successful. India and China has now increased so much that in some cases they are financing development activities themselves. International development cooperation can only be called a success when conditions in partner countries improve – visibly and measurably. we can increase our effectiveness by combining our tried and tested instruments and by developing new. The economic power of states such as Brazil. To make our international engagement more coherent. trade and climate change policy. Chile. These countries are generating a demand for entirely new forms of international cooperation in the fields of education. with international organisations. In developing. with the governments of our partner countries. Since the German Government attaches high priority to strengthening economic cooperation and establishing closer ties between development policy and the German private sector. it is very hard to achieve development of any kind – as demonstrated by those states that are now displaying such impressive changes. the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International. Managing change We are therefore continuing to develop our instruments in line with market demand and are also cooperating with the private sector and civil society to further increase the effectiveness of our work. Diverse solutions for sustainable development Some two thirds of our funds come from the budget of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). we operate on all levels – with local partners. Many countries have already seen a great deal of positive change. we are tapping new markets and further developing existing approaches by scaling up and extending their reach. Modern technical cooperation of the kind performed by GIZ in its capacity as a service provider to the German Government enables . emerging and industrialised countries.06 Joining forces to make a difference Foreword by the Management Board Together we can achieve a great deal and respond more effectively to pressing global challenges. Together with private businesses. science. Our rationale is that without economic development. GIZ unites three experienced organisations in the field of international cooperation that have been driving sustainable development worldwide for decades. with regional associations and in global networks. innovative services. With the new company. among others. since 1 January 2011 GIZ has brought together under one roof the expertise and long-standing experience of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service).

2010 was once again an extremely successful year. It is also founded on business success. effectively and in a spirit of partnership. Chairman of the Management Board Responsible economic action We always strive to integrate topical issues into our work. Dr Bernd Eisenblätter societies to manage their own transformation processes through their own efforts. The merger has now made it even easier for us to offer one-stop tailor-made solutions – chiefly to our main commissioning party BMZ. Our workforce is ensuring that we complete the current phase of transition while continuing to carry out our daily work with consummate professionalism. and cooperate with countries that no longer receive official development assistance. the new challenges that it entails and the increased workload all place particularly high demands on personnel. we have teamed up with KfW Entwicklungsbank for our Spotlight 2011 ‘Responsible economic action – sustainable development’. And in this respect. Therefore. Their commitment. We use opportunities to link up with foreign trade promotion. Global forecasts indicate that future growth will be concentrated in emerging and developing countries. but also to other partners and clients. for instance) have huge market potential. their capacity to perform and their outstanding work are making GIZ strong – now and for the future. We will continue to fulfil our contracts to high standards of quality and professionalism – in precisely the manner to which our commissioning parties and partners worldwide are accustomed: efficiently. biological diversity. The most important actors here are our staff members around the world. The company’s programmes for industrialised countries (involving executive training. one major challenge for us all will be identifying new ways to support efficient natural resources management and protect nature and . to whom I express my sincere gratitude on behalf of the entire Management Board.85 billion also gives us reason to remain very optimistic about the future. Remaining relevant and ensuring our longevity is. whose activities are financed by third parties such as the European Commission and foreign governments. not just about addressing the issues of the day. The merger. This is especially true for our business area GIZ International Services. and this year. Our business volume of around EUR 1. however.FOREWORD BY THE MANAGEMENT BOARD 07 GIZ UNITES THREE EXPERIENCED ORGANISATIONS IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION THAT HAVE BEEN DRIVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORLDWIDE FOR DECADES. Dr Bernd Eisenblätter.

‘Golden moon above the city’ Mixed media on canvas. from the GIZ art collection . 130 x 130 cm.08 Gusti Alit Cakra (Indonesia). 2007.

GTZ und InWEnt: supporting sustainable development worldwide. the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ). approaches and experience to emerging and industrialised countries. The purpose of the company as defined in its Articles of Association is ‘to support international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work around the globe’. such as delivering advisory services on environmental legislation in China. Thanks to its broadly defined purpose. the German Government resolved to reform the implementing structures of technical cooperation and thus increase the effectiveness of German development policy. In its coalition agreement of October 2009. has opened the doors for this form of cooperation. We are now drawing on the experience gained with our main commissioning party. . This work includes the annual symposiums held as part of the German-Chinese Rule of Law Dialogue that GIZ supports and organises on behalf of BMZ and BMJ. This is not only embodied in the company’s name. Beyond this. Upholding values and managing change GIZ is well prepared for these changes. We are now placing our experience gained in development cooperation on an even broader footing.SCALING UP SOLUTIONS 09 Scaling up solutions Since January 2011 we have been continuing as GIZ what we had long been doing successfully as DED. we are also able to implement other international cooperation measures on behalf of the German Government. the company is able to respond flexibly to German Government policy. changes are also afoot in the wider global context. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). and increasingly to offer its strategies. The new company brings together a broad array of established tools that will now form the basis for new and innovative solutions. GTZ and InWEnt to form GIZ. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) subsequently initiated a wide-ranging structural reform of its implementing organisations. These include the political developments in North Africa and the Middle East. At the same time. development cooperation at the EU level and the ongoing shift in economic and political influence caused by the rise of large emerging countries as economic powers and as new actors and donors in international cooperation. in our work for other clients such as the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The most important part of this reform was the merger of DED. BMZ. We cooperate at all levels with individuals and institutions. Our executive training packages are just one example. and making it available to other clients. The diverse nature of the commissions we receive from BMZ. it is also a corporate strategy. our activities are guided by the principles upheld in German society and by German interests. and focus on supporting our partners’ capacity development so that the results of our work are sustainable. As a federal enterprise. which was completed in December 2010 with the signature of the merger agreement.

10 Scaling up development cooperation Our work is about supporting processes of discussion and reform so that our partners are empowered to manage the social. Contracts are placed for instance by the European Commission. It is therefore becoming increasingly important not only to design solutions for specific problems and tasks. Along with Germany’s top business associations GIZ is also a shareholder of the non-profit development organisation ‘sequa’. Clients such as these are often managed within the business area International Services (GIZ IS). environmental protection and anti-corruption principles into their actions. but also to plan activities from the outset such that they can be scaled up and transferred to other situations and challenges. the United Nations. GIZ is supporting EU accession candidates and countries neighbouring Europe such as Russia. On BMZ’s behalf. in harmonising national legislation with EU law. political and ecological challenges their countries face. GIZ IS is also responsible for the EU-financed Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) instrument. This involves coordinating the activities of the German section. GIZ is for instance promoting women’s participation in economic activity in North Africa – through international forums and by strengthening women’s associations. foundations and global businesses make use of GIZ’s services. This enables the company to combine the goals of international development cooperation even more effectively with the concerns of the German private sector. Cooperating with the private sector New actors and donors include civil society institutions. To further expand and develop cooperation with private businesses. and in integrating human rights. and development banks. as well as Egypt. GIZ IS boasts a turnover of around EUR 300 million. plus the many development partnerships with the private sector launched under the develoPPP. which has more than 200 members. and upholds the GC’s ten principles for responsible corporate governance in business processes and reporting regularly on activities and results. Deploying expertise worldwide International institutions. and Montenegro. We need to systematically press ahead with this process in the coming years. Since 2001. Albania. Algeria and Tunisia. GIZ has instituted a new Unit for Private Sector Cooperation. On behalf of the European Commission. or different. and increasingly the private sector.500 national staff members in project countries. The programme’s . The Global Compact is a UN initiative that offers businesses a platform for dialogue. and some 400 staff members in Germany and abroad. It also supports them in establishing corporate social and environmental responsibility. By transferring and deploying experience and expertise through development programmes. plus 1. GIZ – and before it GTZ – has been home to the Focal Point of the German Global Compact Network. countries such as Ethiopia. Since 2004. After all. we generate dynamic effects that keep on snowballing. projects can generate much broader results once they have been scaled up. national governments. There are already numerous examples of successful partnerships between GIZ and the private sector. They also include a strategic alliance with Dornier Consulting in the Middle programme – the spectrum is already broad. including leading German industrial companies. GIZ has been a member of the Global Compact (GC). Scaling up involves transferring lessons learned in one context to another context that is larger. which is cofinanced by the Deutsche Postbank. These include the cooperation with the Postal Savings Bank of China. and through sequa. orders in hand worth EUR 570 million. labour standards. economic.

New areas and procedures One new area is triangular cooperation. to supporting parliamentary reform in Georgia. The EU also cofinances German Government projects and programmes which GIZ then implements. These projects range from organising election observation missions such as in Chad in 2011. One current example involves Ethiopia. recipient countries are supported by emerging countries while GIZ. 2009. Under these arrangements. from the GIZ art collection strength lies in its ability to deliver short-term technical assistance flexibly. acting as the third partner. contributes expertise in tried and tested solutions and processes that the new donor countries require. There . for instance in the form of seminars or study trips. 200 x 150 cm. ‘Unhand’ Mixed media on canvas. to sustainable natural resource management in Honduras.SCALING UP SOLUTIONS 11 Bold Nomin (Mongolia). GIZ IS also implements numerous contracts as part of the Brussels-based European Network of Implementing Development Agencies (EUNIDA).

GIZ not only runs the Secretariat. The programme also promotes the development of local private-sector structures in these countries by transferring knowledge and technology. The projects involve mitigating emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. 120 x 100 cm. It uses these flexibly and innovatively for the benefit of its partners . Other current examples include circular migration (pendulum migration between home and host country). This is designed to enable German SMEs in the renewable energies sector to get an early foothold in growth markets in emerging and developing countries. GIZ is also implementing the project development programme of the Renewable Energies Export Initiative. the cutting-edge technical knowledge of our staff and the managerial know-how that we have demonstrated in numerous projects. The BMU International Climate Initiative finances projects for climate change mitigation and adaptation using funds raised from the sale of CO2 emission permits. but also implements many of these projects on behalf of the ministry. On behalf of BMWi. ‘Water lilies’ Oil on canvas. from the GIZ art collection GIZ – on BMU’s behalf – is working with Israel in an irrigation and water management programme to support the Ethiopian Government in adapting to the impacts of climate change. and all kinds of activities linked to the BMU International Climate Initiative and the BMWi Renewable Energies Export Initiative. Developing joint solutions using diverse and innovative tools GIZ can draw on the broad array of tried and tested instruments and networks of its three predecessor organisations DED. GTZ and InWEnt. We support these complex measures by providing our proven regional expertise.12 Murshida Arzu Alpana (Bangladesh). 2007.

then we also need to talk about building very close links between development cooperation and the promotion of this economic dynamism. development is very difficult. We see that some nations have already made very good use of the opportunities for development. and one that we were not previously accustomed to. […] Ladies and gentlemen. which is very important. Managing this complexity in development cooperation is a rather difficult task. I know that within the development community there was and probably still is a fundamentally sceptical attitude to carrying out development work in areas in which military operations are taking place. and follow their path in life. but there are many other regions of the world where this also holds true. […] The private sector must feel that this applies to them. because we all have a common goal. Afghanistan is one example. It was the first time in its history that a Federal Chancellor had visited the company. lowering maternal and child mortality. or are in the process of doing so. develop. and why in some cases we must set different priorities than those we know from traditional development cooperation. when we speak of dynamic developing countries. that value-based foreign policy and value-based development policy go hand in hand […]. are on the one hand beneficiaries of development cooperation. Peace services too can ultimately only operate when regions are accessible and when there is a certain degree of security. […] The rising economic nations. many cases it is a question of sheer survival. it is obvious that development policy must also respond. even their own lives. I was interested to hear today that GIZ is also the implementing organisation for many clients from outside Germany. we see that in many. and support the progress being made by the various countries of the world. […] When I see how diverse the interests have become today. Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister Dirk Niebel came to GIZ in Eschborn. That’s why I also consider it a very good thing that GIZ cooperates very closely with the private sector. However. social and political development. When we consider that more than a billion people still have to make ends meet on less than USD 1. there are now big differences in the kind of progress being made by emerging and developing countries. […] Working in development cooperation can involve a high level of risk – many people put everything on the line. In some cases. I believe that in this way we are contributing to more coherent development cooperation. This also requires us to rethink and ask ourselves how we should go about developing the right options to match the different circumstances in the various countries.25 a day. […] This is why cooperation with the emerging countries must be very clearly focused. which we still call emerging economies. be the people that they are. We must also enable development in the truest sense of the word. Angela Merkel was interested to find out more about the company’s work around the world. I believe we have seen that without security.SCALING UP SOLUTIONS 13 Value-based development policy […] Our world is changing dramatically – we notice this every day. This is especially important as we pursue our comprehensive security strategy in Afghanistan. and I have already touched on this. What do I mean by that? First of all I mean that as far as we are concerned the Millennium Development Goals – Minister Niebel has already mentioned the Millennium Summit – really are goals: reducing poverty. and we have to achieve this goal together. So development cooperation cannot stand still. yet on the other hand they are also competitors. But tackling extreme poverty head on is not our only imperative. […] . I would therefore like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone working either here in Germany or abroad to help ensure that all human beings will one day be able to live in dignity. establishing health services and improving educational opportunities. […] It’s also important. The guiding principle of our development policy remains the same: we aim to contribute to economic. Here are some excerpts from her speech. On 3 March 2011.

celebrities and artists gathered together in the former chancellery garden in Bonn for this huge information event. GIZ is a learning organisation. This forum is designed as a platform for voicing and developing international and German positions on development-policy issues. which is to create opportunities for people and societies to achieve sustainable development. GIZ is supporting the German Government in communicating its development policy in order to consolidate and broaden support for international cooperation within civil society. dialogue and communication platforms such as Global Campus 21. Another area of innovative activity is political communication. media figures. GTZ and InWEnt. where 1 is the highest score). and around 25 % were ‘satisfactory’. Guaranteeing results All our activities focus on achieving demonstrable results – this is the key to truly sustainable development. Though we are pleased with this result. partners and the public that we manage the funds entrusted to us responsibly. which has – on BMZ’s behalf – been organising top-level informal political dialogue on global issues and international cooperation for 30 years. to suit our partners’ requirements. efficiently and meticulously. by reporting on results we also demonstrate to our clients. Moreover. and with our workforce of around 17. and will make it easy for us to merge as GIZ. The average score was 2. it is not enough. On 3 September 2010 civil society actors. . which means we intend to raise the bar and continue increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of our work. alumni networks with more than 300. unites our staff at all our locations around the world. The German Government is looking to increase civic engagement in development policy concerns. They include long. It aims to place international cooperation on a broad footing across society. The goal we all share.851. a major event organised on BMZ’s behalf by AgenZ. One contribution to this process was made by ‘Engagement fairbindet – gemeinsam für Entwicklung’.000 users. In 2010 the volume of business reached a record level of EUR 1.300.and short-term experts. NGO representatives. in order to launch or continue developing joint initiatives.14 and commissioning parties. where necessary. who combine the expertise of the three predecessor organisations DED. integrated and returning experts. Well prepared for the future The company is certainly well prepared for the future. which has just under 71. GIZ’s agency for market-oriented concepts. politicians. for instance through the ‘Education meets Development’ initiative.5 million. the Civil Peace Service. More than 63 % of the 176 projects and programmes of the then GTZ evaluated over the 2008/2009 period were rated as either ‘good’ or ‘very good’. Evaluations help us review our work.000 registered members. learn from mistakes and. the development workers operating in 48 countries. we will succeed in forging our experience into innovative new services that meet the needs of our partners around the world. members of the business community.4 (on a scale of 1 to 6. This initiative is designed to raise public awareness in Germany of the interests and problems shared by people around the world. make adjustments. At GIZ we attach major importance to delivering our services transparently. and the Development Policy Forum. The event will be held every two years to generate fresh ideas on the future orientation of development cooperation.

100 x 100 cm. 2007. from the GIZ art collection . ‘View of the old town’ Mixed media on canvas.SCALING UP SOLUTIONS 15 Gusti Alit Cakra (Indonesia).

biodiversity loss and dwindling resources are robbing the people in our partner countries of their development prospects. And they are limited. production. With their joint spotlight of the year. For more information see www. It has the potential to get politicians. land and ecosystems together form the basis for economic development. GIZ promotes responsible economic action in partner countries. the business community and civil society to collaborate on developing sustainable markets.giz. so as to Images of ‘responsible economic action’ ‘It is the job of the photographer to capture an image that opens the eyes of the observer and presents the subject matter in a new light. Kosovo. ‘Responsible economic action – sustainable development’. workshop participant from Viet Nam). Bonn – Witzenhausen – Berlin. to be held next year in Rio de Janeiro twenty years after the first Earth Summit. In line with the principles of an ecological and social market economy. and the dialogue they engaged in allowed each of them to broaden their horizons. If economic systems are to be geared to the vision of sustainability it is not enough to treat nature merely as an economic factor. At the start of 2011.’ (Hoang Hai Thinh. In a green . This is why the ‘green economy’ is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword. and mirror both the cultural background of the photographers and their individual approach to the subject. Germany. At a global level we are not managing these reserves sustainably enough. It offers an alternative to resourceintensive economic models that damage the environment.16 Responsible economic action – sustainable development How can we work towards a better future? This is the burning question facing delegates at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). From Bonn their trip took them to the small Hessian town of Witzenhausen and then on to Berlin. The green economy is on the agenda – an economic model that is intended to give sustainable development new impetus. Only if the green economy benefits the entire population and helps reduce poverty will it be sustainable. China. The images that emerged reflect very different aspects of the spotlight of the year. Their true destination though was not a fixed point on a map. Climate change. trade and consumption respect environmental and climate-related imperatives. GIZ invited photographers from around the globe to capture their interpretation of the spotlight of the year ‘Responsible economic action – sustainable development’. All the photographers introduced their own perspectives. thus meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of coming generations to meet theirs using the natural resource base. fuels. GIZ and KfW Entwicklungsbank are already demonstrating how international cooperation is helping to green the economy. A photographic road trip Nine participants from Algeria. The world’s existing reserves of raw materials. and this is having a drastic impact. India and Viet Nam went on a road trip right across Germany. but their angle on the spotlight of the year.

For every square metre they receive a fixed sum from KfW Entwicklungsbank. for instance. 100.RESPONSIBLE ECONOMIC ACTION – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 17 combine the conservation of natural resources with improved living conditions and social justice. for instance. Customised solutions for each individual challenge Our partners face very different challenges in the process of developing and expanding their economies. which is paid into their ‘green savings account’. This is why we combine overarching advisory strategies with customised approaches. Financial and technical cooperation are dovetailed for maximum effectiveness. and pave the way for pro-poor growth. are still trying to provide their population with universal access to electricity. Germany is ideally placed to play a pioneering role thanks to its expertise in the use of renewable Participants of the photographic workshop at the recycling centre in Witzenhausen (at left) ‘Generation Green’ photographed by Atdhe Mulla (at right) . Many developing countries. and how biodiversity can be harnessed for economic purposes and yet preserved. A green economy must bring together the local. and with civil society. Through dialogue with our partners we develop appropriate solutions that take into account both the short-term interests of people in our partner countries and the need to ensure sustainability. while the emerging economies already use vast quantities of power for their industry. Sustainability needs innovation and investment Climate change mitigation is a global concern and a vital pillar on which the green economy is built. In projects that we are implementing in Viet Nam on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). we then translate these into practice in cooperation with the political and business communities. The vision of a green economy can only become reality if countries succeed in reconciling widely diverging interests. GIZ experts are teaching local communities living in the forested areas how to manage the ecosystem sustainably.000 families are working on reafforestation schemes. Parallel to this. regional and global perspectives.

18 programme. For BMZ. Development partnerships with these companies help make their production operations more sustainable. Under the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment. exports its ecologically produced fruit on fair terms. government representatives . One such development partnership with the private sector involves our working on behalf of BMZ with the German companies Claas. we are also going to have to invest on a massive scale. agriculture. If we are to gear economies to ecological imperatives. is a new and innovative instrument designed to give our partner countries access to sustainable technologies. We support German businesses in their endeavours to tap new markets and ensure that both sides benefit from cooperation. as well as training local maintenance personnel. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) we are also advising manufacturers of solar and wind power plants on ways of introducing renewable energy use in East Africa and Asia. Lemken. Today. which was jointly launched by GIZ and KfW Entwicklungsbank in 2011. we advise our partners at all political levels and work with individual population groups. The political will and a broad social consensus are both essential The political framework largely determines whether it is possible to harmonise economic and ecological imperatives for the greater good of the entire population. we are implementing projects in a total of 27 countries. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). there is a growing demand for innovative solutions. KWS Saat and BASF to promote the use of innovative technologies in Central Asian agriculture. enabling it to pay small farmers five times what they would earn for growing conventional produce. the Ugandan company Biofresh Ltd. This activity is promoted through the develoPPP. In other fields too. including transport. water and solid waste management. however. we support local businesses in our partner countries. To ensure social development. The German Climate Technology Initiative. At GIZ we use a wide variety of cooperation arrangements with the private sector to foster innovation and investment in our partner countries. to give but one example.

Along with our partners. we create prospects for society as a whole. we helped Montenegro. An appropriate legal framework must be in place if we are to ensure that economies are environmentally and socially sound. clients and commissioning bodies. Good governance. Many countries and regions are currently looking at ways to harness the potentials offered by the green economy for their development. say in the extractive sector. for instance. national and international alliances to pave the way for environmentally and socially sound development that protects our global climate. working with our partners we hone the environmental awareness of the population and improve the opportunities open to employees. We promote economic models that safeguard the quality of life and generate prosperity in our partner countries. is a basic prerequisite for fair negotiations that aim to reconcile divergent economic interests. photographed by Andy Spyra (left hand page) ‘Energy’ photographed by Christophe Gateau (right hand page) . This is Untitled. establish a competitive and sustainable market economy.giz. on behalf of the European Union.RESPONSIBLE ECONOMIC ACTION – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 19 and global institutions to lay the foundations for an ecological and social market economy. we operate within local. On behalf of BMZ we are helping integrate sustainability strategies into the vocational training systems of various countries. As a service provider in the field of international cooperation. and laying the foundations for their economic future. we at GIZ are supporting them in their efforts. They are drawing up their own strategies and positions. including Egypt and Jordan. At the same time. For more information see www. and take into account both human and environmental requirements. an EU accession candidate.


CAUCASUS. CENTRAL ASIA 46 Many challenges. many solutions 52 .FROM THE REGIONS 21 Page 40 Page 46 Page 52 ACROSS REGIONS AND AROUND THE WORLD Global networks SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 22 We can only build on a stable foundation ASIA 28 Making the most of opportunities LATIN AMERICA 34 Caught between progress and the need for development MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST 40 A new dawn EUROPE.

How mutual journalism innovates the news’. . In March 2010 media experts from Africa. Asia and Europe met in Berlin at the international conference ‘At a tipping point: Community voices create the difference.22 Since 1964 the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) has been offering further training programmes for young journalists from developing and emerging states.

The training helps managers to see the bigger picture. Many of the problems facing our world are global in nature. Our solutions must therefore be global. climate change will continue apace. including development partnerships with the private sector. and to make use of their contacts to slow down climate change.ACROSS REGIONS AND AROUND THE WORLD 23 Global networks The most urgent problems of our world today do not stop at national borders. A network of experts operates as a think tank. in order to forge ahead with sustainable development. Likewise. GIZ itself also establishes networks for sustainable development. In this programme. This is why GIZ is establishing and encouraging supranational and supraregional networks at many levels and in several regions. production cannot be termed sustainable. Our solutions must be equally global. for executives from emerging economies. if its suppliers ride roughshod over environmental and social standards. It is also why our predecessor organisation InWEnt attached major importance to alumni and to alumni networks. No matter how ‘clean’ a company’s own operations may be. to work as part of an interdisciplinary body. which is why GIZ promotes initiatives and cooperation arrangements that transcend national and regional borders. It aims to get an international network of managers to develop and support a sustainable climate change mitigation strategy. but if other states fail to pull their weight. schemes to foster civic engagement and collaborative ventures with other international cooperation organisations. One example is the Climate Leadership Programme. Another network forms the core of the Education for Sustainable Development Programme. GIZ is working on behalf of BMZ to help schools and teachers mainstream the concept of sustainable development in teaching. financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). one country can set itself incredibly ambitious climate targets. and is working on an in-service .

In the 13 years this programme has been running. give students and young people already in working life the opportunity to gain practical experience abroad. Mexico. Asia or Latin America. The programme covers Germany. both at the level of business organisations and at the level of individual companies and alliances. Pointing the way forward for business and municipalities GIZ cooperates closely with the private sector and helps ensure that development and foreign trade activities combine productively. India and South Africa and is founded on both international exchange and the development of regional solutions. which GIZ implements on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. For some months now GIZ has also been seconding development cooperation scouts to chambers of commerce and business associations. The main focus of the training programme.300 managers have taken part. The pictures show participants of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Programme in the USA. India. which is financed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). Many municipalities too have become independent development players and are . Development partnerships with the private sector have proved to have long-term impacts and offer advantages for all parties – partner countries. and a scholarship holder of the programme for college students during her practical semester in Japan. German businesses and international cooperation. China and Viet Nam encourages participants to learn from one another and establish new contacts. is to establish a network of executives that links the home countries of participants and maintains contact with Germany. some 6. An executives training programme for managers from 13 European and Asian states including Russia. 800 of them last year alone. training course for teachers.24 Programmes like the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Programme and the Practical Semester Abroad Programme for college students. where they provide one on one advisory services to private companies attempting to establish a foothold on markets in Africa.

Regional alliances are important partners In partner countries. but also maintain contacts with local businesses. and arrange internships in private businesses for foreign citizens taking part in further training courses. implement programmes for the governments of individual German federal states. . One ongoing project involving partners from ASEAN’s Secretariat aims to improve air quality. which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. properly operating regional organisations are seen as the key factor in development and in improving living conditions. They translate national resolutions and recommendations into practice at local level. In South-East Asia GIZ supports the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). One of the bodies with which GIZ cooperates is the African Union (AU). which is working to achieve good governance and stability in African states.ACROSS REGIONS AND AROUND THE WORLD 25 actively involved in international networks. The Capacity Building for the ASEAN Secretariat Project. German municipal experts advised South African towns and cities in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup on how to plan infrastructure and logistics. The Service Agency supports the work of non-governmental organisations by helping them apply for funding. Seven ASEAN member states are involved in devising and implementing plans to cut air pollution. In Africa. The GIZ regional centres are not only actively involved in developmentpolicy education work. as well as on security issues. A regional training programme is being held parallel to these activities. The Service Agency Communities in One World operates on behalf of BMZ to support cities and municipalities with their international cooperation projects by linking them up across national borders. They were deployed by the Service Agency Communities in One World on behalf of BMZ. GIZ sets great store by promoting regional alliances. focuses on developing the professional capacities of the staff of ASEAN’s Jakarta office. Their information and education work fosters awareness that we are part of one world.

The BMZ’s development volunteer service gives young people a chance to gain their first practical experience in the partner countries of German international cooperation. and the company encourages this in many different ways. . Here a volunteer is shown in a vocational school in Laos. which was held in Bonn in 2010. The BMZ-funded Managing Global Governance Programme (MGG) welcomed some 180 junior managers from emerging economies to its first alumni conference. the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.000 subscribers and regional alumni conferences which are held every year. The Alumniportal Deutschland (alumni portal Germany) is operated jointly by GIZ and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These include the 75 specialist and regional forums that make up the online platform Global Campus 21.700 members. alumni from 10 countries met in Hanoi for the first alumni conference ever held in South-East Asia. Keeping alumni in touch Exchange among graduates of GIZ training programmes is also tremendously valuable. for instance. BMZ finances the portal. which has already celebrated its tenth anniversary and now has more than 70.26 ‘weltwärts with GIZ’. Other options include the GC21 E-Academy.000 registered members. public authorities and political think tanks. Today they work for ministries. the alumni newsletter that goes out to almost 13. the Goethe-Institut and the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM). In 2010. At its heart is the online community that allows alumni of courses in Germany to keep in touch and establish new contacts. which has about 29.

Along with civil society and faith-based development agencies GIZ is also part of the Civil Peace Service (CPS). Networks and cooperation arrangements Networks and alliances are also important for GIZ itself. The alumni act as multipliers and thus help ensure the sustainability of further training programmes. At the end of 2010 around 820 volunteers were deployed under the ‘weltwärts with GIZ’ programme. the European Network of Implementing Development Agencies. emerging economies and transition states. Qualified journalists have an important part to play in this. Since early 2010 GIZ (then GTZ) has been acting president of EUNIDA. . We are part of networks with other international cooperation organisations. Freedom of opinion and freedom of the press are essential for democracy and for social and economic development. to reintegrate into professional life. DED. and with political foundations. with the academic community. This programme. for instance in post-crisis regions. financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As a joint operation with the Federal Employment Agency. GTZ and InWEnt are now pursuing their joint goals under the same roof. GIZ gives young people the opportunity to gain some practical experience in the partner countries of German international cooperation. the development volunteer service run by BMZ. In its globe-spanning commitment to sustainable development GIZ can rely on the tried and tested cooperation arrangements of its three predecessor organisations. Young people in international cooperation Through ‘weltwärts’. Since the programme was first launched in 1994. with the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation. Another focus is the outgoing programmes designed to foster the professional and international competitiveness of German students and young people already in working life. CIM places German and European experts with employers in partner countries where they work as integrated experts when no suitably qualified candidates are available locally. endeavours to resolve conflicts and help people deal with their impacts. who have studied or worked in Germany and now wish to return to their country of origin. CIM also helps returning experts. 650 German junior managers have taken part in the programme and undertaken internships in private Asian companies.ACROSS REGIONS AND AROUND THE WORLD 27 Specialist and regional alumni networks too are assisted. for instance. GIZ manages the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) and its Integrated Experts and Returning Experts Programmes. which brings together specialists and managers from 14 countries. Since 1964 the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) has therefore been offering further training programmes for young journalists from developing countries. including the Latin American network ‘RE@L’. GIZ fosters contacts between Germany and Asia. provided the position they take up is relevant to development. and today focuses strongly on online journalism.

. Liberia and Sierra Leone.28 On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office GIZ is supporting measures to train judiciary staff in Côte d’Ivoire.

‘WASH United’. This was designed to help establish contacts between African and European representatives from politics. The same goal was pursued by the German municipal experts deployed by the Service Agency Communities in One World in nine South African towns and cities.SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 29 We can only build on a stable foundation The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa did much to boost both the prestige and the self-esteem of the entire African continent. The exuberance and enthusiasm of South Africa struck a chord with millions around the world. On behalf of BMZ. Arjen Robben and Didier Drogba made a public call to uphold the human right to water and . GIZ’s AgenZ set up the Ke Nako Africa (it is time for Africa) initiative for the South African Department of Sport and Recreation. business. There are grounds to hope that international investor interest in the region will continue to grow. Africa made the most of the World Cup to improve its image. culture and sport. a number of football stars including Bastian Schweinsteiger. GIZ can help open doors – and promote sustainable development. on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ. and on security issues. At the core of these ventures are measures to develop the capacities of local workforces. and not only with football fans. For one whole month in mid-2010 Africa was host to the entire world. the campaign for water. is involved in more than 100 development partnerships with private sector businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. also tapped into the football fever that swept the continent. For businesses interested in Africa. WASH United. In the imaginary sports club. ‘Africa is poised to take a giant leap forward’ was the general tenor of reports in the international media. The FIFA World Cup demonstrated impressively to visitors and television audiences around the globe that an African country can host such a major event. sanitation and hygiene. They advised their South African counterparts on how to plan the infrastructure and logistics for the World Cup. and the event offered an ideal opportunity to promote development awareness.


‘Ke Nako Africa’ – it is time for Africa. The exhibition during the World Cup aimed to establish contacts between African and European actors. The then Minister of Sport and Recreation of South Africa Makhenkesi Stofile also dropped in.

sanitation. In eight African countries, this sports-based approach has the support not only of GIZ, acting also on behalf of BMZ, but of more than 100 organisations, from government institutions to local initiatives. This made it possible to link the whole issue of sanitation and hygiene, which is still taboo in many countries, with the positive image of football and its stars, and to campaign for such life-saving practices as hand washing. WASH United has already reached more than 25 million people in Africa. Although the financial crisis has dented economic growth in Africa, the rate of growth was still put at 3.8 % in 2010; in 2009 the figure had dropped to 1.5 %. The United Nations expect this positive trend to continue. Rising school enrolment rates across the region are evidence that a sound foundation is being laid for further progress. There are still a great many challenges, however. The impacts of climate change, for instance, are hitting the region particularly hard, with extreme weather events becoming more frequent. Despite increasing urbanisation, most people in the region still earn their living in agriculture. Regional conflicts too are not only causing human suffering, but also constraining social and economic development.

Alliances for peace and security
This makes the promotion of democracy, good governance, stability and peace a major thrust of German development cooperation in Africa. Because there can be no sustainable development without peace, and because development must build on a sound foundation, GIZ adopts a variety of approaches to foster stability in the region. One of the most important of these involves cooperating with regional and pan-African alliances such as ECOWAS, SADC and the African Union (AU) in projects and programmes funded by BMZ and the Federal Foreign Office. When the AU was founded in 2002 the states of Africa acknowledged their



full responsibility for democracy, human rights and good governance. Cooperation among the states of Africa offers an opportunity to prevent or defuse conflicts. Working on behalf of BMZ, GIZ advises the AU in projects and programmes to strengthen the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Pan-African Parliament. The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), which is integrated into the AU’s Commission, will in future play a major part in coordinating infrastructure projects. Since 2008 the Police Programme Africa has been helping build police forces in several African countries, on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, often in cooperation with UN or EU international peacekeeping missions. In a total of nine countries, national police structures are benefiting from training, infrastructure and equipment inputs. Also on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, GIZ is supporting the African Union Border Programme, under which the border between Mali and Burkina Faso has been marked. Measures like these enable GIZ to help build peace in the region. They are supplemented by activities to train the individuals working in the judiciary in several West African states, and to support reform approaches within the legal system. The support accorded to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region on behalf of BMZ is another example of a transnational measure. In December 2006 eleven states signed a Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region in East Africa, where civil wars and fragile states are a huge obstacle to economic and social development. Regular meetings at top political level foster cooperation.

Water kiosks in Zambia and other East African states offer safe drinking water at affordable prices. About 300 sales points of this sort have been established with the help of GIZ in Zambia alone. The BMZ-funded water project WAVE offers experts and practitioners from water utilities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania opportunities for training and dialogue. The aim is to provide local people with easier access to drinking water.


As part of a triangular cooperation arrangement, Germany and Israel are working with Ethiopia to improve the quality of life of thousands of people living in the Ethiopian highlands. It is envisaged that improved water distribution will increase farmers’ harvests. This triangular cooperation was the idea of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and is part of the BMZ-funded German-Ethiopian Sustainable Land Management Programme.

Another area in which GIZ advises partner governments is the reintegration of ex-combatants into civil society. GIZ International Services (GIZ IS) is supporting the South Sudanese Government in reintegrating former soldiers who fought in the civil war. This is intended as another step on the road to lasting peace. Training courses have been devised to provide vocational training and enable ex-combatants to start up their own small businesses. Currently some 3,700 former combatants are involved in courses of this type.

Using raw materials responsibly
Many sub-Saharan countries are rich in valuable minerals and other resources, but this has had little impact on reducing poverty. Experts use the term ‘paradox of plenty’ to describe the dichotomy between the plentiful natural resources in these countries and the poverty of their populations. This has several causes. Poor governance is one, and this in turn paves the way for conflicts over rights of use which can destabilise entire regions. On behalf of BMZ, GIZ is helping ensure better raw materials governance, for instance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The main aims are to ensure greater transparency, control and responsibility in the use of the raw materials themselves and the revenue they generate. Responsible water management is another major issue in sub-Saharan Africa. GIZ's predecessor organisations (DED, GTZ and InWEnt) worked in East Africa to improve access to drinking water at affordable prices. One measure was the water project WAVE. This BMZ-financed intervention addresses water utilities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. In 2010 it offered about 550 experts and practitioners further training and dialogue. Since 2007 a total of 2,346 people have benefited from such opportunities provided by GIZ’s predecessor organisation, InWEnt.

000 individuals from the region made use of training courses.600 national personnel. Energiebau Solarsysteme GmbH. Namibia and South Africa in the fields of rural development. German industry’s AFRIKA KOMMT initiative addresses young managers from sub-Saharan Africa. (Figures as at 31 December 2010) . the Congo. 85 regional and 250 local staff members. The most important clients are the World Bank. the Federal Ministry for the Environment. GIZ IS currently employs about 15 international. photovoltaic systems are still not considered to be competitive sources of energy in many places. One example is the triangular cooperation arrangement between Ethiopia. But things are changing. In 2010 almost 11. It uses a tried and tested tool of international cooperation – the International Leadership Training devised by GIZ’s predecessor organisation InWEnt in 2004. the technology transfer can work successfully for private businesses and for development. Although Africa offers ideal conditions for solar power. and 88 returning experts were receiving financial. In this way. to name but a few examples. health and infrastructure. At present GIZ is supporting partners in sub-Saharan Africa primarily on behalf of BMZ. which carried out the prestigious project in conjunction with other businesses – a smoothly functioning symbiosis of foreign trade promotion and development cooperation. advisory or other services from CIM.SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 33 Prestigious partnership Work is progressing on establishing a sustainable energy supply system for the sub-Saharan African states. the European Union and UNDP. The headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have now been fitted out with photovoltaic technology. GIZ helps initiate business partnerships between German and East African companies. but other federal ministries including the Federal Foreign Office. New forms of development cooperation too are attracting great interest in Africa. GIZ supported its partners in sub-Saharan Africa with 593 seconded experts and some 5. The contract went to a German company. The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) places experts with local employers in partner countries. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and under the Renewable Energies Export Initiative. Among other things the partnership involves working with local training institutions to train partners in maintaining and installing photovoltaic systems. The largest solar plant in subSaharan Africa was recently completed in Nairobi. To supplement this. under the ‘develoPPP. In 2010 a total of 146 integrated experts were employed in the region. It was founded in 2008 by leading German businesses and cooperates with GIZ in order to give young African managers work experience in German companies. The UNEP building is to be made a shining example of energy efficiency and climate-tolerant technology. Private businesses are involved in more than 100 development partnerships with the private sector. A further 573 development workers and specialists from the Civil Peace Service (CPS) also performed work for sustainable development in many states the length and breadth of the region. GIZ IS is implementing projects in Southern Sudan. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) have also availed themselves of our services. Israel and Germany commissioned by BMU to improve water use in Ethiopia. The region at a glance In 2010. workshops and other continuing education options offered by our predecessor organisation’ programme BMZ is promoting a development partnership with the companies involved.

The photo shows a car mechanic in Hung Yen. . GIZ’s predecessor organisations operated successfully as a team in an extensive vocational training programme in Viet Nam. which GIZ is implementing on behalf of BMZ.34 Even before the merger.

and the ruthless exploitation of natural resources. are already an obstacle to development. International cooperation is thus called on to adopt approaches that are equally diverse. including droughts and flooding. Gross domestic product rose on average by 9. Remarkable economic growth is juxtaposed with the absolute poverty of 700 million people. social development and sustainable economic activity. Regional alliances too. A rising GDP however is no guarantee of sustainable and socially balanced development. The focuses of cooperation with Asia are environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. Today the consequences of climate change.ASIA 35 Making the most of opportunities Asia is a continent of contrasts. More and more Asian states are coming to realise this. Economic powerhouses like China and India are driving forces. It is nevertheless a challenge that the countries of Asia intend to tackle. but Indonesia. such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). poverty reduction. economic and environmental sustainability and overcome obstacles to regional integration processes. and the World Bank expects Asia’s economy to remain buoyant over the next few years. Malaysia. making it the world’s most populous region. . This is a particular challenge in Asia. the Philippines.3 %. In fact 2010 was a particularly good year for the region.12 billion people. are being strengthened because they foster economic development and political stability. helping them gear their economies more to social. as indeed they will have to. Thailand and Viet Nam also chalked up strong growth rates last year. Regional alliances such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are working jointly on solutions to transnational problems. Asia has survived the global financial and economic crisis comparatively unscathed. which is home to 4. Improvements in social and economic conditions must keep pace with economic development. GIZ supports the regional organisations and individual partner countries.

Climate policy advisory services delivered at national level are also becoming increasingly important. especially in the field of low-carbon. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).36 Consumer protection and product safety. This is where the advisory services of the Integrated Raw Materials Initiative come in. climate-friendly business. . GIZ is helping them under the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment. the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the Federal Foreign Office. The country needs a strategy that will enable it to use its vast reserves to generate sustainable pro-poor growth. mitigating climate change and managing natural resources sustainably Climate change mitigation and environmental protection are major priority areas of international cooperation in Asia. GIZ is advising the Chinese Government on compliance with international standards. boosting energy efficiency in industry and buildings and electromobility concepts. for instance. The project is jointly financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Emerging countries such as China. Adaptation to the impacts of climate change is a further focus. Conserving the environment. India and Thailand are facing the problem of ensuring that their meteoric economic growth has as little impact as possible on the global climate. The spectrum of individual projects implemented under the initiative goes from reducing the use of climate-damaging refrigerants and foaming agents to expanding the use of renewables. is facing the huge challenge of ensuring that its resources are put to socially and environmentally sustainable use. Mongolia. GIZ is implementing the initiative in close cooperation with the BGR (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources) and the PTB. Here we see Zhang Huan from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce at a Sino-German training seminar held in Shenzhen. BMZ is supporting it to the tune of EUR 3 million. On behalf of BMZ.

however. Schleich and GIZ aim to introduce a system that will make it possible to trace Training as a welder. Progress for a better quality of life In Asia’s emerging markets. Another facet of the vocational training programme in Viet Nam. car mechanics are also being trained in the vocational training programme. and increasingly in South-East Asia. . for instance. In many Asian states. To improve the supply of trained workers needed in sectors with growth potential. This measure involves close cooperation with the private sector and with German chambers of commerce abroad. we are advising the Thai authorities on putting in place a framework for the development of climate-friendly tourism in Thailand. This will foster the use of alternative forms of energy and disseminate the expertise required in emerging economies and developing countries. Specialist dialogues are held at ministerial level and further training measures organised for managers. Within the framework of the Consumer Protection and Product Safety Programme. GIZ is advising governments and leading national institutions on reforming consumer protection legislation. GIZ has also initiated a development partnership with the German toy manufacturer Schleich. As of 2011 GIZ will be working on behalf of BMWi to implement a programme under the Renewable Energies Export Initiative in six South-East Asian states.ASIA 37 For instance. we are advising the Chinese Government on ways of aligning its system with international standards. Recall actions also place a huge burden on the economy. and in some cases lives have been lost. German companies operating in the renewables sector will be supported in establishing themselves on international markets. Poor quality products have frequently proved detrimental to consumers’ health. the globalisation of the economy also allows consumers to choose from a seemingly unlimited range of goods. consumer protection cannot keep pace. In an effort to get a grip on the problem.

Together the two sides will draw up strategies to improve working conditions. an awareness of the need for social standards will ultimately be mainstreamed and multiplied. In these measures the focus is on training workforces and introducing management and dialogue tools. It encourages workers to push for good working conditions and to articulate their wishes and their proposed improvements vis à vis the management.38 Establishing vocational training centres in the southern Indian state of Karnataka with the support of GIZ International Services: knowledge and education are the foundation on which sustainable development is built. which as well as operating one of the largest coffee shop chains. while also helping trading companies and manufacturers with international operations to introduce environmental and social standards. and stamping out child labour. product safety and market transparency are to be improved in the Chinese toy sector. In a development partnership with the German company’ programme. The core aim of the project is to bring about a long-term change in the behaviour patterns of employers and workforces. With the help of local training providers. In many Asian countries little progress has yet been made in terms of guaranteeing fair wages and working conditions. GIZ is advising governments on behalf of BMZ on the drafting of national legislation. The project targets both the management and the workforce in manufacturing enterprises. The project was commissioned by BMZ under the ‘develoPPP. In a move to improve working conditions on a lasting basis. Social standards in the manufacture of consumer goods are also important. With the help of this system and consumer advice and protection. . translate these into practice and monitor compliance with the new standards. GIZ is engaged in improving working conditions in Asian manufacturing companies that supply European businesses. also sells various other categories of merchandise in Germany and other European countries. the production of children’s toys.

In Asia too.ASIA 39 It all boils down to education Building and disseminating expertise are central concerns in this project. but also curriculum development. GIZ International Services has been contracted by clients including the European Commission and individual Asian governments to provide services in Indonesia. which will enable young people to make their own way. We also operate on behalf of other federal ministries. GIZ supported its partners in Asia with 341 seconded experts and some 2. pre. The region at a glance In 2010.and in-service teacher training. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) we are working in numerous countries under the International Climate Initiative. and instruction for young trainees. administrative reform and renewable energies sectors. The three predecessor organisations (DED. This is to ensure that it is not only the economies of the region that are making progress but that the people’s quality of life is also improving. The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) places experts with local employers in partner countries. A further 207 development workers and specialists from the Civil Peace Service (CPS) were deployed within the region. Schooling and vocational training are the key to obtaining a skilled job. is implementing an extensive vocational training programme. GTZ and InWEnt) have cooperated for many years in a number of projects and programmes in Asia. the Philippines. This is particularly true in Asia. On BMZ's behalf. and 207 returning experts were receiving financial or advisory support. efficiently and cost-effectively.100 national personnel. The main commissioning body of GIZ is the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Whether we are looking at training courses to improve energy efficiency in Nepal or establishing vocational training centres in the southern Indian state of Karnataka with the support of GIZ International Services. vocational training. China. For the Federal Foreign Office we are promoting peace in Sri Lanka by providing vocational training for young people. In 2010 a total of 163 integrated experts were employed in the region. particularly in the health. Bangladesh and India. Even before the merger. The CPS is for instance supporting the organisations assisting victims of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In Viet Nam for instance GIZ. GIZ is also advising India and China on drawing up their own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies. and on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment. involving not only advisory services for partners in Viet Nam. whose integrated experts are employed by partner organisations. the GIZ predecessor organisations were operating successfully as a team in this programme. or other services from CIM. Some 30 % of all development partnerships with the private sector can be found in Asia. In addition. knowledge and education are the foundation on which sustainable development is built. as in all other GIZ activities. new cooperation partnerships are emerging. on behalf of BMZ. (Figures as at 31 December 2010) . A total of 12. which has a large and very young population. One central aspect of our work in Asia is social and environmental development.310 people attended training courses organised by GIZ’s predecessor organisation InWEnt. KfW Entwicklungsbank and the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM). GIZ cooperates closely with the private sector in order to achieve development goals swiftly. but equally will foster the progress of their home countries. are also on board. including programmes to improve vocational training in Viet Nam and decentralisation measures in Indonesia. One example is the cooperation arrangement with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) to promote women’s rights in Cambodia and Bangladesh. Viet Nam.

BMU is the major commissioning body for GIZ in the region. with its tropical forest protection projects.40 International cooperation with Latin America aims to improve environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources across the region. Alongside BMZ. . Joaquim Rodriguez de Souza from Brazil has reconverted his former grazing land into a forest with indigenous tree species such as citrus trees and rubber trees.

In particular. are in danger of being destroyed by increasing commercial exploitation. Argentina. social and environmental problems facing Latin America. the inequitable distribution of prosperity remains a problem. Improved environmental protection and conservation of natural resources and the increasing integration of the region into global trade are confronting businesses and governments alike with new challenges. development needs persist in the region. especially the Amazon rainforest. Mexico. And the unique ecosystems of Latin America.LATIN AMERICA 41 Caught between progress and the need for development 2010 saw positive development in Latin America. Stable democratic structures in the region have helped many countries chalk up sound growth. Yet there are problems. the efforts launched in 2004 to cut national debt and increase foreign exchange reserves cushioned the impacts of the crisis and allowed many countries to bounce back rapidly. Together with its local partners GIZ is developing solutions to the economic. Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have left their mark. They have both a political and an economic interest in fostering development in their neighbouring states. Brazil is now emerging as the economic locomotive of the region. Colombia and Chile too are emerging economies. . The long-term economic policy of many countries in the region helped it weather the global financial and economic crisis fairly well. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Income differentials remain wider than in many other regions of the world. Learning from neighbours In recent years Brazil has leaped from developing country status to become the world’s eighth largest economy. Although poverty and social injustice have declined in recent years. GIZ is providing support to many of these nations under ‘triangular cooperation arrangements’. Despite this good news.

tourism and IT sectors are given an opportunity to gain new knowledge in Germany. The German side of the programme is being handled by the GIZ’s Regional Centre in North Rhine-Westphalia. offering its practical experience with development processes so as to enable the developing country to also achieve sustainable progress. They bore witness to exceptional human determination and high levels of technical ingenuity. The idea is that an emerging economy assists a developing country. GIZ provides the methodological and specialist expertise from the field of international cooperation that is needed for successful transfer. Brazil is assisting Peru in environmental management and in building the capacities of regulatory authorities in the water sector. In the long term. This allows them to earn a living. The images of the accident and the spectacular rescue were seen around the world. for 69 days 30 miners were trapped underground in the San José Mine in Chile before they were finally rescued. Members of the women’s organisation Sol de Oriente create items from wastepaper and natural fibres. They also acquire managerial skills that will subsequently allow them to launch change processes within their companies. The accident also uncovered the inacceptable conditions that persist in many Chilean mines. . Progress through education At the end of last year. In a one-year training course.42 One focus of the programme work that GIZ is conducting on behalf of BMZ in Ecuador is active environmental protection. for instance. specialists and managers from the mining. Currently. on behalf of the Chilean Ministry of Education. Becas Chile is designed to foster the international competitiveness of Chile’s economy. which includes a four-month technical internship. The further training programme ‘Becas Chile’ aims to remedy these.

though. because they have yet to put in place adequate institutional frameworks for capacity development in the fields of trade. on behalf of BMZ. because Latin America’s integration into the global economy is progressing apace. This unique ecosystem is home to a vast number of species of flora and fauna. The sustainable economic development project is organising IT clusters and regional networks. Some 28 % of the planet’s freshwater reserves can be found here. The rainforest has suffered at the hands of loggers. which contains the world’s largest contiguous rainforest. innovation and technology. soy bean farmers. How can the alumni of GIZ further training courses do their bit for integration and regional cooperation in Latin America? This was the key question for the more than 250 participants from 15 Latin American states who attended an alumni conference in October 2010 in Costa Rica. . GIZ is cooperating with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to promote technological innovation in Latin America. The Association Agreement with the European Union and the regional customs union in Central America offer new opportunities for the region’s economy. GIZ is advising those responsible for establishing the structures required. and the region influences the global climate in no small way. Over and above this. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources International cooperation with Latin America aims to improve environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources across the region. One example is Amazonia. Guatemala and Honduras. An international leadership training course gives young specialists and managers the chance to gain new technical and methodological skills and acquire new practical experience in Germany. stepping up transnational knowledge transfer and identifying and maximising the opportunities offered by the Association Agreement with the European Union. In El Salvador. Smaller states in particular are coming under pressure.LATIN AMERICA 43 Fit for the world market Boosting competitiveness is an important issue throughout the region.

stock farmers clearing forest to gain new grazing land. for commercial purposes and as a natural habitat. especially when members get together to form recognised interest groups and place environmental issues on the political agenda. On behalf of BMZ and the Government of the Netherlands. almost 70 % of Brazilians live in this region. This is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots and is a major carbon sink. The destruction of the forest is jeopardising even the remaining biodiversity. The riparian states still lack a shared vision for the development of the Amazon region for its inhabitants. The Mata Atlântica Protection Project. which GIZ is implementing in Brazil with KfW Entwicklungsbank. however. GIZ is working with the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) to change this situation and is promoting the development of a transnational policy on natural resources. Alumni networks too. Today. Settlement and economic development have. such as ‘RE@L’. can provide support here. palm oil plantations. and is causing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere. Cooperation with the indigenous population plays an important part in our work in Latin America.44 A GIZ development worker talks to a community leader from Santa Clara in the Peruvian part of the Amazon basin. and is to reconcile economic interests with the imperatives of conservation. It is therefore important to protect and restore natural areas like this. Five new protected areas. It is difficult to manage natural resources sustainably. already destroyed large swathes of the Mata Atlântica. Only about one quarter of the area retains its original forest formations. . and the extractive industry.000 hectares. Another example can be found in the Mata Atlântica forests on the Atlantic coast in eastern Brazil. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). have been established and existing protected areas expanded. financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. Measures there aimed to develop sustainable tourism. together accounting for a total of 65. In the long term environmental protection is to become an integral part of regional planning policy for the Amazon region. is helping Brazil to comply with the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity and is supporting Brazil’s national climate change mitigation efforts.

CASUR. Furthermore. these include other federal ministries such as the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The forest clearance and the use of chemical pesticides on the new farmland had a negative impact on water quality and reduced the volume of water available. (Figures as at 31 December 2010) . protect water sources. GIZ developed a system for reafforestation work in water catchment areas that was designed to improve water availability. In the region GIZ operates on behalf of a number of different clients and commissioning bodies. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). which covers about one million hectares. GIZ is also increasingly cooperating with the private sector in partner countries. GIZ is implementing the BMZ-financed project Paying for Environmental Services – Protecting Natural Water Resources through Afforestation in conjunction with the sugar producer CASUR. With the local communities and the sugar company. The approach has proved so successful in the project area that it has been transferred to other parts of Nicaragua. for which GIZ is implementing projects mainly in the field of tropical forest protection and in the energy sector. The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) places experts with local employers in partner countries and provides advisory services and reintegration support for experts who have trained or worked in Germany and now wish to return to their home countries. Alongside BMZ. Bolivia. which make it possible to realise sustainable development processes. Another aim is to foster effective governance structures. In the project area. The measures include alternative cocoa farming methods and the sustainable management of timber and water reserves. Specialists from the Civil Peace Service (CPS) worked in Peru. A further 221 development workers were assigned to the region. These include the European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 6. Cooperation between public agencies and the private sector also focuses on ensuring the well-being of the people and the environment. Guatemala and Nicaragua. GIZ fosters initiatives and projects that get the local population involved in protection measures for the reserve. GIZ supported its partners in Latin America with 173 seconded experts and some 1. In 2010 a total of 127 integrated experts and 39 returning experts were employed directly in the region. A four-month course teaches them how to manage natural resources sustainably and get involved in environmental-policy decision-making processes.100 national personnel. Through GIZ International Services we are working for national governments and international organisations in Latin America. for instance. the local communities and banana producers have pledged long-term commitment to this measure. In Nicaragua. The environmental training in Tena is just one example of the many instances where the two predecessor organisations have cooperated successfully. and generate new reserves on a sustainable basis.LATIN AMERICA 45 In Ecuador active environmental protection is taught in the classroom. In 2010. Young people can train as environmental ambassadors at the Escuela de Liderazgo Ambiental in Tena. CASUR had cleared large areas of land so that it could be used as farmland. The region at a glance In 2010.075 people made use of the training courses offered by GIZ’s predecessor organisation InWEnt. The project is part of the wider support service package for partner organisations in the Biosphere Reserve. One focus of this work is to foster cooperation between countries in the region. inside the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve. 42 young people completed the course. which the two predecessor organisations GTZ and DED have been delivering on behalf of BMZ since the year 2000.

is shown here talking to a farmer. . Thomas Döring. GIZ IS is developing a concept for the further development of organic farming in the Kingdom. GIZ International Services Project Manager. On behalf of the Government of Saudi Arabia.46 Organic farming in Saudi Arabia.

social. Political observers had been aware for some time that the potential for conflict in Europe’s neighbouring states was high. especially the younger generation. which burned down during the unrest. . for instance. and passes them on to the relevant state bodies. The images of people in the Arab world demonstrating openly against their governments and calling for social and political change came as a surprise to the international public. must be improved to give young people genuine prospects of escaping the widespread poverty in the region. the German Government is providing concrete assistance to encourage the swift establishment of democratic structures and rule-of-law. Authoritarian leaders. caused primarily by undifferentiated economic structures and low levels of performance and competitiveness in local industry. And economies and energy supplies must be weaned from their dependence on oil. Education and training. and economic difficulties. a general lack of opportunities for young people. The tasks ahead are many and varied. pro-poor. Water management is key to preventing regional conflicts. Support is needed for democratic reforms that will encourage political participation and allow the people to have a say. Also on behalf of BMZ. On behalf of BMZ. The hope cherished by many. for instance. GIZ is supporting the reopening of the Ombudsman’s Office. GIZ is setting up contact points for democratic opposition groups. International cooperation is working to help achieve this. are fuelling rising discontent among the region’s rapidly expanding populations. economic and political development in our partner countries. The Tahrir Lounge at the Goethe-Institut in Cairo was the first to open its doors on 7 April 2011. This office gathers complaints lodged by citizens about human rights violations and instances of discrimination and exploitation. For international cooperation this means continuing and redoubling our efforts to achieve culturally appropriate. who are responsible for investigating the cases and mediating conflicts.MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST 47 A new dawn The Mediterranean and Middle East region is in the throes of political and social transformation. is that political and social change will bring about lasting improvements to their lives. In Egypt.

Over-exploitation of water resources is causing the groundwater table to drop. The company is providing energy-saving water pumps. gender equality and conflict avoidance strategies are cross-cutting issues. yet possess only one per cent of global water reserves. Co-determination and democracy. Distributing water equitably and saving energy The Middle East and North Africa are two of the most arid regions in the world. Together they are home to about six per cent of the world’s population. This brings with it a heightened risk of conflicts. regional conferences and e-learning services offered and run by GIZ can help here. dilapidated pipelines and inefficient water pumps that use an excessive amount of energy further aggravate the problems. President of the Palestinian Authority. which aims to improve energy efficiency in the water sector. One example is a development partnership with the Water Authority of Jordan and a German water pump manufacturer. GIZ is implementing a programme to strengthen police structures in the Palestinian territories. energy. Many countries use water sources that neighbouring states also claim as their own. examine the model of a police station. even if they are not always the main focus. The authority will continue to pay the . Droughts. sustainable economic development and education. one aim is always to prevent conflicts by fostering citizen participation and transparency. On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office. Training courses. GIZ is actively involved in the water sector throughout the Middle East.48 Federal President Christian Wulff and Mahmoud Abbas. dialogues. As such. they are an integral part of all projects and programmes implemented by GIZ in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. In the regional priority areas of water. If the countries in the region can agree on a system of efficient water management they will have taken a major step towards defusing or avoiding conflict of this sort. which is significantly cutting the water authority’s electricity bills.

500 tonnes of CO2 emissions can be avoided every year. Today between 40 and 80 % of the population of these states already live in towns and cities. citizen-based urban development. Thanks to the low-energy pumps. i. In Egypt. the chance to have a say. which is being financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. the amount saved. however. for instance. Many of the values that are vitally GIZ is actively involved in the water sector throughout the Middle East. Education projects are immensely important across the region in offering the region’s young people real prospects for the future. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Cooperating with Islamic actors The Programme Office Intercultural Relations with Muslim Countries was opened in 2007 with the aim of involving Islamic actors more closely in international cooperation. particularly women. . We are also promoting project twinning arrangements with German towns and cities. In Lebanon. Through the regional programme Strengthening Municipal Structures in the Maghreb. to the German company until it has paid for the pumps. Urban development measures are needed. The urban centres are unable to cope with this sudden influx.e. around 1. The environment also benefits. ‘Bottom-up democracy’ – promoting democracy at local level Urbanisation is progressing apace in the Arab world. water and sewage utilities are to be made more effective and service quality improved. for instance. In this way both sides benefit from the project. The exchange focuses on viable. which is making living conditions in many towns and cities very difficult. and are a good way of supporting decentralisation and giving the population as a whole. And the trend continues unbroken. GIZ is also supporting an exchange of experience among towns and cities on behalf of BMZ.MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST 49 difference. GIZ is working on behalf of BMZ to implement a development programme co-financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation targeting poor urban areas and based on citizen participation.

In a development programme for poor urban areas co-financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. men and women alike. These leaders call on people to conserve their natural environment for religious reasons. GIZ developed a manual for Qur’anic schools that links the stewardship of the creation with practical everyday aspects of environmental protection. have a say in the running of their country. which makes them credible ambassadors for natural resource management. because they did not have the materials they needed to teach science in Qur’anic schools. which GIZ is implementing on behalf of BMZ. . Economic options Strengthening the private sector is playing an increasingly important part in ensuring pro-poor development in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.50 Urban development in Egypt. for instance) can also be found in the Qur’an. not least in response to the demand for healthy food products among the people of the Kingdom. is increasingly investing in sustainable projects in the agricultural sector. The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. experts in Egypt are focusing on citizen participation and ensuring that the people. The publication was requested by the imams themselves. in the BMZ-financed Algerian-German Programme for Environmental Management. for instance. for instance. It has contracted GIZ International Services to produce a concept for the further development of ecological farming in Saudi Arabia. We are also advising the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Agriculture on developing a legal framework for organic farming and on establishing a nationwide association of organic farmers. In Algeria. waste management and equitable water distribution. especially in the wake of the global economic crisis. This is why GIZ is increasingly focusing on collaboration with Islamic religious leaders in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. important for sustainable development (protecting water resources and respecting the environment.

building and appointing four police stations. GIZ is thus implementing a programme to strengthen police structures in the Palestinian territories.MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST 51 Fostering peace and stability The unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the main obstacles to peace and development in the Middle East. A total of 2. We cooperate closely with the German chambers of commerce abroad so as to ensure that economic activities benefit both sides and are in the interests of our partner countries. On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office. energy. as well as providing support for peace education activities. The region at a glance In 2010. and we are helping strengthen police structures for the Federal Foreign Office. Bilateral and regional cooperation are based on long-standing relations and mutual trust. GIZ supported its partners in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East with 268 seconded experts and some 700 national personnel. The Programme Office for Intercultural Relations with Islamic Countries is responsible for advising on the design and implementation of projects and programmes to ensure that they harness the cultural diversity of the region and use it to drive development.253 specialists and managers took part in training and upgrading courses and attended conferences such as the meeting of the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). including bodies within the energy sector in the Middle East. as well as implementing capacity development measures at various levels. The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) places experts with local employers. The aim is to bring the standards of policing in the Palestinian territories up to an international level. and foster peaceful development and long-term stability in the region. Reliable structures that enjoy the trust of the Palestinian people are a fundamental requirement for a properly functioning Palestinian state. The Federal Ministry for the Environment. In this region GIZ operates not only on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The examples taken here from GIZ’s work clearly demonstrate that German expertise is very much in demand in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern states. The main thrusts of regional programmes include municipal and urban development and good governance. Last year a total of 66 integrated experts and 73 returning experts were employed directly in partner countries. This involves designing. This raises the acceptance of the measures and the sustainability of results. GIZ’s development service is also working on behalf of BMZ to provide psychosocial support for non-violent conflict transformation. GIZ International Services also operates in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East on behalf of national and international organisations and individual national governments. International cooperation aims to make use of this excellent foundation to achieve rapid results. Bilateral cooperation focuses on water. (Figures as at 31 December 2010) . environmental and social development. sustainable economic development and education. in fields including vocational training. Through its Civil Peace Service. Business associations and German businesses are important partners for GIZ when it comes to improving the conditions for sustainable economic. renewable energies and water. A further 61 development workers and specialists from the Civil Peace Service (CPS) were deployed in the region. has commissioned GIZ to support the realisation of the Mediterranean Solar Plan. for instance.

. talks here to a carpet producer. a former CIM expert who was employed by the Afghan export promotion agency. The conflicts in Afghanistan have taken their toll on the economy.52 Leila Popal. International cooperation is providing start-up assistance to local businesses. Activities always aim to reduce poverty and improve living conditions.

Afghanistan – handing over responsibility Since 2002 the GIZ predecessor organisations have been working in Afghanistan. In Uruzgan Province. health care and legal advice. small farmers in the area will be able to sell their produce at the markets in the towns. The disastrous flooding in Pakistan and the unrest in Kyrgyzstan posed additional challenges in 2010. GIZ cooperates with many different clients. raising their income. but we also operate on behalf of other clients including the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg). Working for long-term solutions. By the end of 2013 the Afghans are to be enabled to assume responsibility for development in their country themselves. . the Australian Government’s overseas aid programme. This can involve building bridges. CENTRAL ASIA 53 Many challenges. schools or roads. the Caucasus and Central Asia form a highly diverse region that places a wide range of demands on international cooperation. In January 2010. GIZ International Services (GIZ IS) is implementing the project for the Government of the Netherlands. GIZ is coordinating the construction of a new road that is to link the towns of Tarin Kowt and Chora. GIZ is helping communities realise projects independently at local level. and numerous international and bilateral donors such as the World Bank and AusAID.EUROPE. the international community redefined the priorities of civilian reconstruction in Afghanistan. meeting in London. For the first time ever. commissioning bodies and partners. Young EU member states such as Romania are increasingly accepting their responsibility in international cooperation. GIZ is involved in a large number of capacity development projects at different levels. A short look at one or two individual countries demonstrates how varied the challenges are. education. Europe. and the floods wiped out many development successes of recent years. many solutions Together. Most of our commissions in Afghanistan come from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). These range from conflict prevention and climate change mitigation to economic promotion. More than one and a half million people lost their homes. primarily in rural areas. The shock waves from the fall of the Government of Kyrgyzstan at the beginning of 2010 were felt throughout Central Asia. for instance. CAUCASUS. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the disastrous flooding in Pakistan in mid-2010 as a ‘slow-motion tsunami’. The Western Balkan states meanwhile continued to move closer to the European Union. to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of Afghans. In the meantime civilian reconstruction in Afghanistan is entering a crucial phase.

which strengthens German bilateral cooperation. Thirty-two integrated experts are currently working there. to prepare the government statement made by Federal Development Minister Dirk Niebel in the German Bundestag in January 2011. particularly in the fields of education and reconciliation work. Activities aim to create training facilities for Afghan police officers and to train the security forces to perform their duties effectively. for instance. and serves as a basis for government-level reporting. even before the merger. The tracking system. To enable it to meet the information needs of the German parliament and the general public. It was used. The system records every input made by the German Government in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan since 2009. GTZ and InWEnt) combined their services in a vocational training programme. the three predecessor organisations of GIZ (DED. This approach is being supplemented by the activities of the Civil Peace Service. development workers supported selected vocational schools. . In Kabul GIZ is supporting the endeavours of the Afghan Government to optimise governance. To this end the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is placing integrated experts from Germany in key positions. as well as developing the capacities of traditional and local conflict resolution mechanisms. The Afghan police force is also to be given appropriate equipment and infrastructure. and the service package was rounded off with training courses for school managers. Sustainable reconstruction requires a properly trained workforce – and not only in the police force. The Afghan ministries involved received advisory services. Sustainable development is only possible with a well trained workforce. teaching staff and decision-makers in ministries. On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office.54 By the end of 2013 the Afghans are to be enabled to assume responsibility for their own national development. allows data to be continuously collected and analysed. the three predecessor organisations of GIZ pooled their services in a large-scale education programme. GIZ has devised an innovative tool: the tracking system for Afghanistan. Even before the merger. which is why. originally commissioned by BMZ in 2010. some of them inside Afghan ministries. GIZ is helping build the Afghan police force.

One such triangular cooperation arrangement is ongoing in Moldova. to establish a pool of long-term advisors for the Ministry of Education of the province. and the Australian Government’s overseas aid programme AusAID to jointly finance measures in the education sector. This approach involves emerging countries delivering support to developing countries. an environmentally-friendly complex is going up in Kiev. GIZ.EUROPE. sanitation. the third partner on board. While representatives of the Ukrainian Ministry of Sport visit the site where a football stadium is being built. GIZ is helping the country make itself more attractive for business. . Pakistan. the Netherlands. solid waste management and other local services in its own rural municipalities. managed to attract several major donors including the EU. as is illustrated by the example of triangular cooperation arrangements. in a measure co-financed by the Netherlands. while GIZ. is obliged to provide development funding and is familiar with the problems involved from its own experience. and to advise the provincial government on developing a reform strategy for the vocational training sector. has been contracted. which is one of the few organisations to deliver advisory services using its own employees in the province and indeed in Pakistan as a whole. Romania. the provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CAUCASUS. Ukraine. and develop its tourist sector. contributes its knowledge of tried and tested solutions and processes in international cooperation. conserve natural resources. This experience can now be made available directly in Moldova through a combined financing arrangement with a GIZ project. On behalf of the German Government. A huge amount of modernisation work is needed. This is the expertise that new donors need. Ukraine hopes to use EURO 2012 to catch up with its European neighbours. one goal Innovative approaches are very much in demand. Since Romania first started out on its path to EU-accession. the British DFID. especially in the water supply sector. After receiving German advisory services delivered on behalf of BMZ. CENTRAL ASIA 55 Several partners. as an EU member state. where Romania and Germany are helping raise the quality of municipal services in rural areas. it has made massive efforts to improve water supply.

generating opportunities The scholarship programme run by German industry in the Western Balkans is designed to foster exchange. Since 2003 a total of 280 students and young graduates from these states. we are advising the Ukrainian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Construction. initially on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office and. Joining forces to power development One programme which GIZ is implementing in Ukraine focuses on energy efficiency. Most alumni go on to get a good job and can pass on in their home countries what they have learned in Germany. The idea of promoting the economy and sustainable development through vocational training is also behind the training for managers which the GIZ predecessor organisation InWEnt has been coordinating since 1991. other CIS states and Central Asia. German companies can rely on a transnational network of well trained young people in the Western Balkans. including Albania. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment. for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). for instance. undertake a period of practical training in German companies so as to develop their managerial skills and initiate economic cooperation. Since 2006 German managers have also been able to use the programme to establish contacts in Russia. other CIS states and Central Asia. Since 2006 German managers have also been able to use the programme to establish economic contacts in Russia. GIZ is promoting professional upgrading for managers of small and medium-sized enterprises in Russia. a group of Mongolian mining specialists visited Germany.56 Management training. In 2010. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro. GIZ is implementing the programme on behalf of BMZ and in conjunction with the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and various private companies. The scheme benefits all stakeholders and the region as a whole. Housing . Managers. have undertaken internships in 65 German companies. Promoting industry. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). particularly managers of SMEs in Russia. since 1998.

GIZ IS is active in the fields of economic promotion. advisory or other services from CIM. We also operate in the region on behalf of other federal ministries. the Federal Ministry for the Environment. education. and to promote tourism. A further 49 development workers and specialists from the Civil Peace Service (CPS) were deployed in the region. Another goal is to polish the image of the Ukraine as a good place to invest and do business. the Australian Government’s overseas aid programme. CAUCASUS. which will use about 50 % less energy than comparable new buildings. and the investment it brings. renewable energies and the environment. the world’s leading travel trade show. GIZ is advising the governments of these states on developing a sustainable tourism strategy. GIZ works primarily in the fields of sustainable economic development. In 2010. a Tajik project won the TO DO! 2010 Award for socially responsible tourism. and is being implemented in close collaboration with the EU. also faces a number of other challenges. a total of 191 integrated experts were employed in the region. In Kiev a huge residential and office complex is being built. The region at a glance In 2010. including the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) in the fields of conflict prevention. (Figures as at 31 December 2010) .650 national personnel. Private companies are creating jobs in the region and helping transfer knowledge and technology. On behalf of BMZ. Around 6. environment and modernisation of the state including legal advisory services and public financial management.EUROPE. good governance. A total of five successful projects are already ongoing in the tourist sector of the two states and more are planned. Other focuses of cooperation include integration of the countries of South-Eastern Europe into the European Union. stabilisation and legal certainty. Thanks to the geographic proximity of the region. At local level. Ukraine. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation. GIZ also works for various multilateral and bilateral donor organisations including the World Bank. to accelerate development and enable them to catch up more rapidly with their European neighbours. and the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) in efforts to clamp down on drug smuggling and in supporting German minorities in the CIS states.000 people in the region attended training and upgrading courses offered by GIZ’s predecessor organisation InWEnt. The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) places experts with local employers. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan too are convinced that tourism can foster sustainable development. for instance in Zarafshan Valley. which will be hosting the UEFA European Cup in 2012 together with Poland. The project is dovetailed with the transnational BMZ Energy Efficiency in Buildings Programme. health. The host countries aim to use this major sporting event. and alignment in neighbouring states of the EU. Cooperation with the private sector is also an important area. At the ITB Berlin. it offers attractive opportunities for German businesses. the World Bank and various projects of the Scandinavian states. the Caucasus and Central Asia with 423 seconded experts and some 2. health. and 48 returning experts were receiving financial. GIZ’s AgenZ is providing Ukraine with the support it needs to accomplish these tasks. and emit up to 80 % less CO2. the Government of the Netherlands and AusAID. development workers are advising village communities. For BMZ. peace building. GIZ supported its partners in Europe. On behalf of the German Government. CENTRAL ASIA 57 and Utilities and private investors on the development and construction of low-energy housing.

reducing poverty sustainably1] Results since the beginning of 2009: 5 million dollars of additional income for small farmers. therefore higher investment in education (+35 %) and health (+34 %).58 Results Worldwide Benin. an additional 5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2] Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development 3] Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development 4] Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for the Environment.800 new jobs in the processing industry. 1 2 1] Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. 900 trainers trained. 1. Burkina Faso. India: Reforming the microfinance sector2] Results: 88 million people have accessed financial services (savings and microloans) through self-help groups.000 farmers. Côte d’Ivoire.000 tonnes of raw nuts processed. training measures for more than 100. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety 5] Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development 3 . Mozambique: Promoting the competitiveness of African cashew farmers. 25 % of members of self-help groups now living above the poverty line. Ghana.

restoration of alluvial forests5] Results: Over 1. Jordan: Improving the energy efficiency of the country’s largest energy consumer. firewood and timber produced locally.8 to 99. over the next five years.000. increase of over 340 % in tax revenues in nine municipal tax authorities. the Water Authority of Jordan4] Results: Energy consumption at the Bakoria pumping station reduced by 40 %. CO2 emissions will be reduced by 40.RESULTS WORLDWIDE 59 Peru: Good governance and democratic participation3] Results: 5. duration of criminal pro– ceedings reduced from 600 to less than 200 days.452 administrative procedures simplified.500 tonnes. further erosion prevented. annual financial savings of over EUR 100. KfW and JICA. Tajikistan: Sustainable natural resource management in Gorno-Badakhshan.900 hectares of forest are being managed by 420 tenants from villages in the region.3 %. proportion of adults with ID cards raised from 78. 3 4 5 1 4 1 5 2 . shortened or costs reduced. annual greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 1. new thermal insulation for 250 buildings between 2009 and 2010. energy efficiency measures. firewood savings of up to 60 %. scaling up thanks to investment by BMZ.000 tonnes and operating costs will be reduced by EUR 15 million a year.

7 % International Services (EUR 272.4 million. the Federal Ministry of Defence (EUR 19.8 % BMZ (EUR 1.6 million by InWEnt.3 million for GTZ and EUR 3. German Public Sector Clients thus contributed just under 10 % of the total volume. It achieved a share of just under 15 % of the total volume of business of the three organisations.2 million. which achieved a figure of EUR 1. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (EUR 34 million). or EUR 272.851.5 million to adjust for consolidation.3 million). Cofinancing arrangements were worth a total of EUR 149.3 million of that was accounted for by DED.7 million for InWEnt.8 % DED (EUR 158.264. EUR 150 million by GTZ and EUR 28.6 % 8.866 million minus EUR 14. as at 31 December 2010. This breaks down as EUR 16.4 million) and the Federal Ministry of the Interior (EUR 14. Business with German Public Sector Clients also showed a pleasingly positive trend in 2010.6 % German Public Sector Clients (EUR 179. The three predecessor organisations achieved a total volume of EUR 179.9 million) TOTAL EUR 1. multilateral organisations or foundations participate in the financing of projects and programmes that GIZ – or in this case its predecessor organisations – implements on BMZ’s behalf. Examples of cofinancing contributions include those made by the Deutsche Postbank and the EU. In this mode of financing. Income from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) amounted to more than EUR 1. GTZ and InWEnt – can look back on 2010 as a successful business year.6 million). EUR 129. In 2010 Inter- Volume of business 2010 InWEnt (EUR 146. In Egypt.851.6 million.9 million.851.5 million. Alongside the public-benefit business area.3 million) 8. The total consolidated volume of business last year was around EUR 1. on behalf of BMZ.5 million. which is being cofinanced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.5 million) * EUR 1. the Federal Ministry for the Environment. or some 68 % of the total volume. foreign governments.4 million) 14. BMZ thus remains the company's main commissioning party (see diagram).561. the business secured by International Services also represents a significant proportion of the total. GTZ and InWEnt.7 million) 83.264.593. EUR 1. .0 million) 7. The figures reflect the data of the three predecessor organisations DED.5 million* 67. GIZ is implementing a development programme for poor urban areas.2 million for the former DED.5 % GTZ (EUR 1.60 2010 in Figures Volume of business in 2010 GIZ’s predecessor organisations – DED.2 million) TOTAL EUR 1. The major clients were the Federal Foreign Office (EUR 70.5 million* 9.0 % Cofinancing (EUR 149.

3 %.0 12.6 1. Income from German Public Sector Clients. while the figure for bilateral donors reached 13.9 %) United Arab Emirates: EUR 3.33 mill.918 million.51 mill.19 million). (0. with major contributions coming from Ethiopia (around EUR 74.8 million). Last year contracts awarded by national governments made up the largest share of the total result (45. (13.3 34.2010 IN FIGURES 61 national Services once again achieved a positive operating result.54 mill. Without this adjustment.5 million.64 million) 6.4 %) Saudi Arabia: EUR 37.7. and from the World Health Organization (WHO).6 %).39 million* 45. In the year under review International Services won major contracts from the Government of Saudi Arabia for a study of water resources. The figures break down by predecessor organisation as follows.3 % UN organisations (EUR17. consulting institutions (around EUR 95.5 %) Other: EUR 5. some transactions between the various segments of the company would have appeared more than once.02 million) 0.79 mill.4 million).6 % Private sector (EUR 1. The figures were consolidated in order to offset business transactions between the predecessor organisations as at 31 December 2010.5 million) and Saudi Arabia (around EUR 37.92 mill.5 % 6.4 14. The EU accounted for 27.9 International Services. in EUR million Federal Foreign Office Federal Ministry of Finance Federal Ministry of Defence Federal Ministry of the Interior Federal Ministry for the Environment. was able to place contracts for consulting services worth around EUR 386. among others.1 %) 27. This included the placement of 8. we obtain a sum total of EUR 1. Agriculture and Consumer Protection Federal Ministry of Health Federal Ministry of Education and Research Other Total 70.2 %).5 % of the total result. (2.7 16. DED showed a business volume of EUR 158.1 million) 0.5 million to adjust for consolidation. Subtracting a figure of EUR 14. Forecast for the development of business volume in 2011 For fiscal 2011 we currently anticipate a business volume (income from public-benefit business plus the total result for International Services) of around EUR 1.12 million) 13.9 5.2 % National governments (EUR 123. total business volume by financier 2010 Bilateral donors (EUR 36.346 contracts in Germany.4 3.6 % International financial institutions and funds (EUR 18. This represents an increase of around EUR 66 million on the previous year’s figure for the consolidated volume of business of the three predecessor organisations (+ 3.36 million.5 % EU (EUR 74.851.3 %) Kuwait: EUR 1.8 0. These contracts were distributed among consulting companies (to the tune of around EUR 231. (1.77 million) and appraisers (around EUR 59.561. As at 31 December 2010.9 179.87 million) * Figures rounded . Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Federal Ministry of Food. for instance.3 million.08 million) Ethiopia: EUR 74.56 million) Other (EUR 1.9 19. while InWEnt recorded EUR 146 million. The healthy order books in 2010 meant that the predecessor organisation GTZ.4 % TOTAL EUR 272. (27. The figure for GTZ on the same date was EUR 1.

experts in partner organisations as well as 693 Integrated Experts and 455 Returning Experts from CIM. Some 12. On 31 December 2010. GIZ’s three predecessor organisations were employing a total of around 17.111 development workers. which attracted 33 participants (GTZ only). Among the most popular offerings were courses for clerical officers. In addition. In other words we are forecasting a total result of some EUR 314 million for 2011. trainees and national personnel represent the combined totals for GIZ’s three predecessor organisations. DED was employing 283 staff. as at 31 December 2010.62 In the public-benefit business area the company expects a moderate growth in income compared to the previous year (+ EUR 10 million).250 national personnel were also being employed locally by the three predecessor organisations. Training of junior employees The workforces of the three predecessor organisations on 31 December 2010 also included numerous trainees. Some 70 % of these were national personnel from partner countries. we are currently forecasting a growth in the total result of around 15 % on the previous year’s figure (an increase of about EUR 42 million). InWEnt 875 and GTZ 3.821 3. GIZ placed and/or fully or partially financed 1. 31 at InWEnt and 15 at DED. which 46 individuals chose (10 of them at DED.081 140 12.111 698 1) The figures for field staff. GIZ has a tradition of helping young people begin their professional careers and making a contribution to their training. We will achieve this increase in performance mainly by implementing large contracts. and those for business administrators held in collaboration with the Mannheim academy. 821 . 698 local GIZ personnel1) GIZ payroll staff In the field In Germany Trainees National personnel Number 1.884. For GIZ International Services. 821 young people were actively engaged in partner countries under the ‘weltwärts with GIZ’ development volunteer programme.300 staff. staff in Germany. Personnel On 31 December 2010. In 2010 there were a total of 140 trainees. Through its predecessor organisations. The total figure breaks down as follows. 94 of whom were at GTZ.254 Placed/financed by GIZ Integrated Experts (CIM) Returning Experts (CIM) Local experts in partner programmes Volunteers in the ‘weltwärts’ programme Number 693 455 Working worldwide Development workers Number 1. 26 at GTZ and 10 at InWEnt).

041 Women 33.184 Men 65 % Training 20101) In 2010 GIZ’s three predecessor organisations employed a total of 140 trainees.8 % 1.040 Men TOTAL 3. Training course Clerical officer Clerical officer Bachelor of Business Admin.2 % 2.2010 IN FIGURES 63 GIZ staff members1) 2) In the field 637 Women 35 % 1.821 In Germany 66.081 2) Not including trainees or national personnel . (university of applied sciences) Business administrator Mannheim academy Business administrator Frankfurt academy Office communication specialist IT specialist for systems integration IT specialist for application development IT officer Personnel services officer Specialist for media and information services PR trainee Events officer Total Number 41 5 33 17 24 3 2 1 2 6 3 3 140 TOTAL 1.

A large art exhibition has been held in Eschborn every year since 1996. drawings. 1992: graduated with a degree in art from the Indonesia Institute of the Arts. the collection includes more than 100 pictures plus a number of sculptures from Africa.64 Contemporary Images from Asia Art in the Annual Report Gusti Alit Cakra 1964: born in Tabanan. GIZ is continuously extending its art collection by purchasing works from the exhibitions. Bali. Yogyakarta. These exhibitions not only enable visitors to experience countries and regions through the eyes of the artists. . they also provide an opportunity for the artists to unveil their works to an audience outside their respective home countries. Art is an important medium for intercultural exchange. Until 2010 it was organised by GTZ. graphic works and sculptures. All the works are created by artists from GIZ partner countries. He lives and works as a freelance artist in Yogyakarta. Won an award for best abstract work at the Indofood Art Awards 2003. Today. It arouses mutual interest between cultures and allows a dialogue to unfold. Asia. Latin America and Eastern Europe. The exhibitions showcase contemporary paintings. in 2011 it is being organised for the first time by GIZ.

She lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin and Dhaka. 2006: awarded the title of best female artist in Bangladesh. Bangladesh. Visva Bharati University. The two pictures by Gusti Alit Cakra provide an unusual view of the old buildings in his home city of Yogyakarta. Since 2003 Bold Nomin has had her works shown at major special exhibitions in Mongolia. The show provided visitors with insights into the art scenes in the countries concerned. On show were works by 14 artists from China.CONTEMPORARY IMAGES FROM ASIA 65 Murshida Arzu Alpana 1961: born in Dhaka. . Bangladesh. 1988: Master of Fine Arts. In 2010 the exhibition focused on contemporary art from Asia. Through her painting the young artist Bold Nomin illustrates the theme of ‘The human being as a puppet of the state’. India. and past and present were all reflected in the works. Mongolia. Indonesia. politics and economics. 2005: graduated with a degree in art from Ulan Bator University. She lives and works as a freelance artist in Ulan Bator. The pictures featured an enormous range of techniques and themes: nature. culture. Santiniketan. and prompted a few interesting comparisons. The present Annual Report shows four of the images from Asia. Bold Nomin 1982: born in Ulan Bator. Nepal and Mongolia. Water lilies: Murshida Arzu Alpana presents impressions of nature in her home country of Bangladesh.

Eschborn Dr Stephan Krall GIZ.66 The GIZ company organs SUPERVISORY BOARD Shareholder Representatives Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz (Chairman) State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Jörg Asmussen State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Finance Lothar Binding Member of the German Federal Parliament Viktor Elbling German Federal Foreign Office Dr Hans-Joachim Henckel German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Priska Hinz Member of the German Federal Parliament Volkmar Klein Member of the German Federal Parliament Dr h. Mexico Thomas Schenk Unified Service Sector Union (ver. Dr Jürgen Wilhelm. Frankfurt am Main Daniela Suttner Unified Service Sector Union (ver. Frankfurt am Main MANAGEMENT BOARD Members of the Management Board (from left to right): Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß. c. Adolf Kloke-Lesch. Peru Cornelia Richter GIZ. Eschborn Christiane Kalle GIZ. Eschborn Jan Peter Schemmel GIZ. Dr Sebastian Paust. Dr Christoph Beier.di). Tom Pätz .di). Dr Bernd Eisenblätter (Chairman of the Management Board). Jürgen Koppelin Member of the German Federal Parliament Representatives of the Workforce Thomas Kalkert (Deputy Chairman) Chairman of the local staff council. Eschborn Peter Pfaumann GIZ.

Frankfurt am Main DEUTSCHER ENTWICKLUNGSDIENST (DED) gGmbH Dr Karl Addicks Member of the German Federal Parliament (up to 15 March 2010) Dr Wolf Bauer Member of the German Federal Parliament (up to 15 March 2010) Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz (Deputy Chairman) State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Konrad von Bonin Church Development Service (EED) (up to 15 March 2010) Dr Werner Bruns German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (up to 22 June 2010) Helga Daub Member of the German Federal Parliament (as from 15 March 2010) Dr Rudolf Ficker Church Development Service (EED) (as from 15 March 2010) Dr Kambiz Ghawami World University Service Rüdiger Heidebrecht Development workers’ representative Renate Hornung-Draus Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) (as from 22 June 2010) Anette Hübinger Member of the German Federal Parliament (as from 15 March 2010) Harald Klein German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (as from 22 June 2010) Dr Susanne Nonnen (Deputy Chairwoman) Senior Expert Service (SES) Christiane Oermann Representative of the DED full-time workforce Dr Sascha Raabe Member of the German Federal Parliament Jörn Rosenberg German Federal Foreign Office (as from 30 August 2010) Dr Uwe Runge (Chairman) Former president of the consistory of the Protestant church in Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (up to 28 March 2010) Professor Siegmar Schmidt University of Koblenz-Landau Bruno Schuckert Development workers' representative Erich Stather Former State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (up to 15 March 2010) Michael Steeb Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) Hans-Christian Ströbele Member of the German Federal Parliament Gerhard Thiedemann German Federal Foreign Office (up to 30 August 2010) Eva Maria Welskop-Deffaa German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs. DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR TECHNISCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GTZ) GmbH Shareholder Representatives Jörg Asmussen State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Finance Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz (Chairman) State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Lothar Binding Member of the German Federal Parliament (as from 25 February 2010) Alexander Bonde Member of the German Federal Parliament (up to 25 February 2010) Jochen Borchert Member of the German Federal Parliament (up to 25 February 2010) Viktor Elbling German Federal Foreign Office (as from 8 September 2010) Rüdiger Freiherr von Fritsch German Federal Foreign Office (up to 27 July 2010) Dr Hans-Joachim Henckel German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Priska Hinz Member of the German Federal Parliament (as from 25 February 2010) Iris Hoffmann Member of the German Federal Parliament (up to 25 February 2010) Volkmar Klein Member of the German Federal Parliament (as from 25 February 2010) Dr h. and the Supervisory Boards of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH and InWEnt – Capacity Building International.di). Peru Cornelia Richter GTZ. Germany. Agriculture and Forests (as from 1 June 2010) Representative of the shareholder the Carl Duisberg Society (CDG) Jochen Voß (Second Deputy Chairman) Chairman of the Management Board of the Carl Duisberg Society and Chairman of the Management Board of the Christian Democratic Workers' Union of North RhineWestphalia (CDA NRW) Representatives of the workforce of InWEnt – Capacity Building International. Germany Martina Müller-Norouzi InWEnt – Capacity Building International. Germany Hans-Jürgen Kawalun InWEnt – Capacity Building International. Women and Youth INWENT – CAPACITY BUILDING INTERNATIONAL. Youth and Sport. Baden-Württemberg (up to 31 May 2010) Wolfram Schöhl (First Deputy Chairman) Bavarian Ministry for Food. c. Eschborn Dr Stephan Krall GTZ. Eschborn Peter Pfaumann GTZ. Frankfurt am Main Daniela Spies GTZ.di). Jürgen Koppelin Member of the German Federal Parliament Representatives of the Workforce Thomas Kalkert (Deputy Chairman) Chairperson of the GTZ staff council. Eschborn Jan Peter Schemmel GTZ. Mexico (as from 15 August 2010) Thomas Schenk Unified Service Sector Union (ver. Germany Michael Schwartzkopff InWEnt – Capacity Building International. GERMANY gGmbH Representatives of the shareholder the Federal Republic of Germany (the Federal Government) Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz (Chairman) State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Viktor Elbling German Federal Foreign Office (as from 1 September 2010) Rüdiger Freiherr von Fritsch German Federal Foreign Office (up to 1 July 2010) Kornelia Haugg German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Dr Hans-Joachim Henckel German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Representatives of the shareholder the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) Dr Reinhild Otte Ministry for Culture. Eschborn Christiane Kalle GTZ. Germany . Ethiopia (up to 15 August 2010) Daniela Suttner Unified Service Sector Union (ver.THE GIZ COMPANY ORGANS 67 ORGANS OF THE PREDECESSOR ORGANISATIONS (as at 31 December 2010) Here is an overview of the members of the Administrative Council of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED). Senior Citizens.

the . effectively and in a spirit of partnership. and public and private sector clients in Germany and abroad. As a federal enterprise. In crises. governance and democracy. we place managers and specialist personnel in key positions in partner countries. food security. national and international level in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals. balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts. We also support our partners with management and logistical services. the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International. we are always guided by the concept of sustainable development. Who we work for Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. the Federal Ministry of Defence. we also second development workers to partner countries. regional. The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical competence and tried and tested management expertise. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe. the Federal Ministry for the Environment. reconstruction. Capacity development for partner-country experts is a major component of our services. Through programmes for integrated and returning experts. we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has brought together under one roof the capacities and long-standing experience of three organisations: the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service). We also give young people a chance to gain professional experience around the world – exchange programmes for young professionals lay the foundations for successful careers in national and international markets. Germany. and we offer our programme participants diverse opportunities to benefit from the contacts they have made. Developing solutions GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion. peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation. As part of our services. We support our partners at local. the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – as well as German federal states and municipalities. In doing this. we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes. Since 1 January 2011. Making development effective We offer demand-driven. security. Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. health and basic education. we apply a holistic approach based on the values and principles upheld in German society. the European Commission. GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries – including the Federal Foreign Office. These include the governments of other countries.68 GIZ Profile Broad-based expertise for sustainable development – under one roof Working efficiently. we support people and societies worldwide in creating sustainable living conditions and building better futures. We also promote networking and dialogue among actors in international cooperation. This is how we facilitate change and empower people to take ownership of their own sustainable development processes. resource conservation and climate change mitigation. social and ecological factors. To ensure the participation of all stakeholders. economic. and environmental protection. and act as an intermediary. tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. and take account of political.

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