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posted on 23 February, 2017

Art meets GFA: Alejandro Soto

Alejandro Soto, born in 1962, originates from Valparaiso in Chile where he studied architecture in the 1980s before he moved to Germany in 1990. His work often refers to urban themes while his oil painting exhibits partly express subjects from Valparaiso... more

posted on 16 February, 2017

Advancing sustainable consumption and production in Asia

The EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Network Facility, promotes knowledge on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and dissemination of SCP best practices from 95 grant projects supported by the SWITCH-Asia program in 17 Asian countries. The Facility is implemented by a consortium led by GFA. In January 2017 the Facility published Sustainable Asia, one of the most comprehensive studies on the status of SCP in various Asian countries to date. ... more

posted on 3 February, 2017

Regional Capacity Development in Afghanistan

Since early 2016, GFA Consulting Group has been assisting GIZ with three service packages of the Regional Capacity Development (RCD) project in Afghanistan. The project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development aims at capacity development of the Afghan administration's service delivery at sub-national levels, particularly in the Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar provinces.... more

posted on 9 January, 2017

GFA wins KfW-financed Sustainable Land Management II project in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries most seriously affected by land degradation, a major cause for low agricultural productivity. Therefore, the KfW-financed Sustainable Land Management II project starting in January 2017 focuses on integrated and participatory watershed development and management. The ultimate objective of the GFA-assisted project is to reduce land degradation and increase agricultural productivity
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posted on 6 January, 2017

Success story: Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion program in Afghanistan

In late 2014, GIZ launched the Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion program (SEDEP) that is implemented in six Northern Provinces of Afghanistan: Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar. The program aims to create new jobs, and increase income and business opportunities for the rural population through the design, facilitation, and implementation of commercially viable agricultural value chains ... more

posted on 21 December, 2016

C³ Unit for Better Learning - newsletter December 2016

This year we have changed our name from “C³ Training Unit” to “C³ Unit for Better Learning”. You may ask – what was wrong with training? The answer is: Nothing! However, we think the new name shows our shift in perspective - from training to learning – from the trainer to the learner. This new name is more representative for our general attitude towards our work: It’s all about the participant and her or his perspective and needs! ... more

posted on 21 December, 2016

Public Sector Performance and Development Cooperation in Rwanda - a publication written by GFA employees

The study "Public Sector Performance and Development Cooperation in Rwanda" provides a conceptual framework for analysing Results-Based Approaches to improving public sector effectiveness and efficiency according to their actor constellation and shared characteristics. This publication is the result of the participation of three GFA employees in the 50th Postgraduate Program of the German Development Institute (DIE).... more

posted on 20 December, 2016

GFA celebrates Christmas in Ukraine

On 7 December 2016, GFA organized a Christmas reception at Hotel Fairmont in Kyiv, Ukraine in order to celebrate its long standing history and achievements in the country. GFA is currently implementing eight projects and programs in Ukraine. Project staff, partners, representatives of Ukrainian beneficiaries and clients such as EU, GIZ, KfW, EBRD and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture attended the event. ... more

posted on 19 December, 2016

Social dialogue approach for employees and employers in Turkey

The Technical Assistance for Increasing Adaptability of Employees and Employers with a Social Dialogue Approach project co-financed by the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Turkey was launched in Ankara on 1 Nov, 2016. The project is jointly implemented by a GFA-led consortium including HAK-İŞ, one of Turkey's largest trade union confederations, and the country's leading employer organization, MÜSİAD, as co-beneficiaries.... more

posted on 12 December, 2016

GFA newsletter December, 2016: Refugees, displacement and migration

The ongoing refugee and migration crisis is one of the most profound global challenges of our time. An end to the crisis is not in sight as wars, armed conflicts, political repressions, viola­tions of human rights, terrorism and food shortages as root causes for displacement continue to exist... more