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posted on 19 July, 2016

GFA mourns Maya Karlstetter

We at GFA are shocked at the news of the sudden death of our colleague Maya Karlstetter. She and her mother died in a tragic car traffic accident on July 12th, 2016.To us, Maya was not only a reliable and competent consultant and colleague in our Asia department in Hamburg. We also came to appreciate and were enriched by her positive charisma and her passion for nature. Wildlife conservation in particular was a matter close to her heart 

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posted on 15 July, 2016

Carbon Fund accepts REDD+ program of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In mid June 2016, the Forest Climate Partnership Facility (FCPF) accepted the REDD+ programs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Costa Rica. Since 2013, GFA has been supporting the Congolese Government in the design of its REDD+ program. Technical assistance was provided for the design of the program's reference emission level, measuring, reporting and verification system as well as mitigation strategies  ... more

posted on 12 July, 2016

Support to the Socio-Economic Integration in the East African Community

On 15 June 2016, GFA started assisting the Support to the Socio-Economic Integration in the East African Community (EAC) project on behalf of GIZ. Until February 2019, a team of GFA consultants will offer its expertise to foster framework conditions for the local production of high-quality and safe medicines in the EAC. Developing a conducive environment for improved portability of social health protection in the region is another concern  ... more

posted on 24 June, 2016

GFA newsletter June 2016: Sustainable energy finance

Sustainable energy finance (SEF) is a straight and smart option to reduce CO2 emissions. It is easy to implement as it builds on functioning institutions - the banks. The newsletter refers to GFA`s long-standing experience in SEF under often difficult macro-economic framework conditions. Project examples show the broad scale of innovative interventions resulting in win-win situations: improved living standards and more climate protection... more

posted on 22 June, 2016

Biodiversity-based products for livelihoods improvement

The Biodiversity-based Products (BBP) project is implemented by GFA on behalf of GIZ and in cooperation with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity in the Philippines. Until 2019, ASEAN Heritage Parks and a National Protected Area in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are to become a source for the improvement of livelihoods and biodiversity protection. The GIZ ValueLinks methodology on promoting green value chains is adopted to create a BBP-specific methodology and training module   ... more

posted on 17 June, 2016

Russian Sustainable Energy Financing Facility completed

One of the sustainable energy financing facilities GFA has been assisting on behalf of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has been successfully completed in Russia in February 2016.  EBRD established the Russian Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (RuSEFF) in April 2009 as a credit line to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy investments of local businesses through participating financial institutions
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posted on 14 June, 2016

GFA ISO 9001 certificate renewed

GFA Consulting Group has been ISO certified since 2010. In spring 2016, an independent certification body assessed GFA's quality management system in an external audit. As a result, GFA's ISO 9001 certificate was renewed until September 2018. GFA's very good quality management system allows the company to react quickly to the complex challenges of international cooperation while safeguarding a consistent high quality of services
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posted on 9 June, 2016

Association agreement between Ukraine and European Union launched

On 19 May 2016, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Tombinski and Head of the EU Support Group to Ukraine, Peter Wagner launched the EU funded Support to the Implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and European Union project in Kiev. The project is implemented by a consortium led by GFA Consulting Group and will be completed in January 2019 ... more

posted on 8 June, 2016

Art meets GFA - Cornelia Gentzsch

Cornelia Gentzsch was born in Leipzig in 1982. She studied Theology and has been working as a pastor at the Volksdorf parish in Hamburg since 2014. Her artistic potential was fostered through advanced courses on game and theatre pedagogics as well as creative pastoring ... more

posted on 1 June, 2016

REENOVA+ Facility to finance energy efficiency improvements in Croatia

Since January 2016, GFA has been implementing REENOVA+, a Facility by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for financing energy efficiency improvements in homes and households in Croatia. The 60 million Euro Facility will support financial partner institutions in conducting energy efficiency assessments of residential buildings, preparing bankable projects, and supporting borrowers in project identification
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