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posted on 19 December, 2017

Strengthening drought resilience in Uganda

In December 2017, GFA has completed a feasibility study on possibilities of strengthening drought resilience in the predominantly pastoralist Karamoja region in Uganda for the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) ... more

posted on 19 December, 2017

C³ NEWSLETTER 2017 - C³ training courses in 10 countries

In 2017 C³ courses were implemented in 10 countries. Find two reports about training courses in Nigeria and East Timor in this newsletter. Content wise these training schemes focused on “entrepreneurship in agricultural and construction” and on “public fund management” in The Global Fund projects.... more

posted on 18 December, 2017

Art meets GFA - Ulrike Taillebois

Ulrike Taillebois originates from Neuwied on the river Rhine. Born in 1966, she completed a therapist vocational training before she studied painting and art education at Alanus University near Bonn in 1989–1993.... more

posted on 13 December, 2017

Improving the quality of employment for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Egypt

In the GIZ project Labour Market Access Project (LMAP) in Egypt, GFA implements one field of activity: Improving the quality of employment for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Suez Canal region covering the governorates of Ismailia, Port-Said and Suez.... more

posted on 11 December, 2017

GFA BRIDGES - supported projects in 2017

GFA does not give Christmas presents to its business partners, but donates the equivalent amount (€ 20,578) to five different social projects selected by GFA BRIDGES in Burundi/Rwanda, Madagascar, India, Brazil and the DR of the Congo. We are sure that this is also in your interest ... more

posted on 7 December, 2017

Enhancing job opportunities for Jordanian women

Since summer 2016, a team of GFA experts has been supporting the Jordan Ministry of Labour in enhancing job opportunities for Jordanian women. As part of GIZ’s Employment Promotion Project (EPP), GFA contributes towards boosting female employment all over the country, where women’s participation in the workforce is among the lowest in the MENA region. ... more

posted on 1 December, 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 30 November, 2017

GFA Certification creates FSC standard for ecological Christmas trees

Numerous Christmas trees decorated German homes these days most of which are from plantations that use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. GFA Certification has developed a Christmas trees standard without such fertilizers and pesticides that has been approved by FSC International. The standard was initiated and supported by the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viniculture and Forestry of Rhineland-Palatinate
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posted on 29 November, 2017

Up-scaling water and sanitation in Kenya

Since 2007, GFA provides technical assistance to the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) within the framework of the GIZ Water Sector Reform program in Kenya. WSTF is the pro-poor financing institution of the Kenyan water sector with the mandate to fund the development of water and sanitation services in marginalized areas. ... more

posted on 27 November, 2017

Up-scaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP)

This year's theme for the World Toilet Day on 19 Nov, 2017 was  wastewater. Around 60% of the global population, or 4.5 billion people, either have no toilet at home or a lavatory that doesn’t safely manage excreta. ... more