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posted on 21 September, 2017

Public administration reform project launched in Morocco

GFA Consulting Group together with the Ministry of Civil Service and Modernization of Administration (MFPMA) launched the EU-funded public administration reform project HAKAMA in Rabat on 11 September, 2017.... more

posted on 14 September, 2017

Environmental management guide for municipalities launched in Lebanon

On 17 July 2017, the EU-funded Support to Reforms-Environmental Governance (StREG) project supported by GFA Consulting Group and the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon launched a guide book, Practical Guide for Municipalities to Enhance Environmental Management. The guideline is based on extensive research and development, and addresses Lebanese municipalities. More than 160 participants attended the event at Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. ... more

posted on 7 August, 2017

New video clip about our C³ Unit for Better Learning

GFA’s C³ Unit for Better Learning launches a video clip about its services. The C³ Unit has expanded its services including new learning formats in order to better serve participants, projects and clients. Video clips are one mean to enable better learning in our increasingly digitalized world.

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posted on 1 August, 2017

Art meets GFA

Starting in August and until the end of November2017, GFA in Hamburg will host an exhibition of a Cuban-German group of artists. In their work, they address the social and political change currently happening in Cuba. The resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the USA in 2014, after half a century of limited communication with the West, triggered a process, and there is no telling yet what the consequences for the islanders will be.
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posted on 31 July, 2017

Launch of water governance program in Honduras

More than 50  public and private sector representatives participated in the launch of the Water Governance in the Gulf of Fonseca Region Program of Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in Choluteca, Honduras on 13 July, 2017. The implementation of this program is facilitated by a consortium set up by GFA Consulting Group, iDE and ECOPSIS with MiAmbiente, the Secretary for Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines as national counterpart
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posted on 17 July, 2017

MagiCube for scaling up access to water supply and sanitation for the urban poor

Scaling up access to water supply and sanitation for the urban poor is complex. Solving this ‘Magicube’ depends on the right formula. GIZ has developed a Scaling Up framework based on the six sides (modules) of the ‘MagiCube’: Sanitation Chain, Access to Water, Financing, Information Systems, Implementing Actors and the Sector Framework. ... more

posted on 12 July, 2017

GFA newsletter 02/2017 on ICT4D

Information and communication technolo­gies for development (ICT4D) play a crucial role in the implementa­tion of the 2030 agenda for sustainable develop­ment. Digitalization is a game changer for the organization of development cooperation as such and the implementation of proj­ects in particular.  GFA embraces ICT4D wherever these help ac­complish development and improve the quality of life of the beneficiaries the company cares about.  ... more

posted on 10 July, 2017

GFA supports the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

In April 2017, GIZ awarded GFA a contract to evaluate structures and processes of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (BnT) as a basis for drawing up recommendations for improving the latter, and for drafting the future orientation and constitution of the Partnership. BnT was established in October 2014 as a multi-stakeholder initiative and aims at achieving social, ecological and economic improvements along the textile supply chain. ... more

posted on 3 July, 2017

Art meets GFA: Dana Szymanczyk and Ronny Steinbrück

Dana Szymanczyk and Ronny Steinbrück are a photographing couple from northern Germany - in Hamburg and Bremen. They call their exhibition „Pins on a Map". This title stands for different places and contexts in which the photos have been made. Starting in June 2017, a few exhibits can be viewed at GFA. The photos are thematically very different, showing staged motifs and spontaneously taken ones on the road or in everyday life. ... more

posted on 23 June, 2017

Inclusive municipal development and decentralization in Madagascar

As of March 2017, the GFA Africa Department has been supporting GIZ in Madagascar in implementing the Inclusive Municipal Development and Decentralization project. The project aims at empowering rural municipalities as key actors in local economic development. GFA is responsible for services in the project's intervention area 2, Local Economic Development, while cooperating closely with three GIZ-implemented intervention areas.... more