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posted on 29 September, 2016

GFA publication about refugees, displacement and migration

In response to current events, GFA has published the brochure Flucht und Migration (Refugees, Displacement and Migration). 
With more than 60 million people worldwide currently displaced, the ongoing refugee and migration crisis is one of the most profound global challenges of our time. ... more

posted on 26 September, 2016

Sustainable management of forests in the Congo Basin

The program for sustainable management of forests in the Congo Basin implemented by the Sangha Tri-National Trust Fund is to fund and support activities managed by three national parks located in Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, and Congo. On behalf of KfW Development Bank, GFA has been supporting FTNS in managing and conserving the national parks, implementing land use and park management strategies in collaboration with various stakeholders
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posted on 26 September, 2016

Art meets GFA - Armin Metzger

Armin Metzger lives in Hamburg as a painter, sculptor, and illustrator. His paintings move between realism and surrealism. Paintings by old masters and topics from mythology inspire him, as do his travels to Southeast Asia and South America. From September 2016 until the beginning of February 2017, acrylic and oil paintings on canvas from Armin Metzger will be available for viewing at the GFA headquarters in Hamburg.... more

posted on 23 September, 2016

FORBIZ - Creating a Better Business Environment in Ukraine

Since March 2016, GFA has been implementing the project FORBIZ - Creating a Better Business Environment in Ukraine. The project is funded by the European Union under the EU4Business program and carried out by a GFA consortium with GIZ IS and Berlin Economics. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Ukraine to enhance employment opportunities, regional prosperity and national cohesion ... more

posted on 15 September, 2016

GFA project teams pool efforts to hold first successful job fair in Samangan, Afghanistan

On June 2, 2016, Sher Mohammad’s return to school turned out to be a busier day than he had expected. Big crowds of young students bustled around his booth, marvelling at his exhibits and assailing him with questions about his woodworks. Along with seven other professionals, the carpenter presented his craftsmanship to students during the first job fair held at the Markaz-Aybak Boys School in Samangan. ... more

posted on 9 September, 2016

GFA and WertSicht start ECOPROFIT project in South Africa on behalf of GIZ

GFA recently won the ECOPROFIT project within GIZ’s Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) Program. On-site work will start in the South African Eastern Cape in September 2016. GFA and WertSicht composed a team of three consultants, each ECOPROFIT-certified and with long-term experience in implementing corresponding programs. Project locations will be Port Elizabeth and East London; the project duration is until October 2017 ... more

posted on 7 September, 2016

German minister visits social marketing project in Niger

On 9 August 2016, Gerd Müller, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, visited a social marketing project in Niger financed by KfW. The project has been financed by the German government since 2003. It targets reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention and is implemented by GFA in cooperation with ANIMAS-SUTURA. This social marketing agency has been responsible for developing, distributing and marketing high-quality condoms.
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posted on 6 September, 2016

GFA newsletter September 2016: Public Finance Management department at GFA - A year of success

The debate on aid effectiveness reached its peak with the Paris Declaration in 2005 and resulted in the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. GFA reacted by establishing a Public Finance Management Department (PFM) in July 2015 that concentrates professional skills and creates synergies worldwide. Operational for more than a year, the department has become a success as it won new projects worldwide and diversified its portfolio.
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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