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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

posted on 23 November, 2017

GFA newsletter 04/2017 on Health/Medica

GFA works towards the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) based on a people-centered approach. Enabling people to access solidarity-based and cost-efficient risk pools for health financing is key for moving towards UHC. GFA’s health department, Medica, supports governments in their efforts to maintain equitable and sustainable national health systems for all citizens. This will reduce the poverty trap for many people.... more

posted on 20 November, 2017

Country report: Supervisory Skills Training Program for SMEs in Egypt

GFA developed and implemented the highly successful C3 Supervisory Skills Training Program as part of GIZ’s Labor Market Access Project in Egypt. The program supports the Federation for Economic Development Associations and its member associations in developing a sustainable service model. Its overall purpose is to improve job quality in small and medium-sized enterprises of the manufacturing sector in the Suez Canal region. ... more

posted on 9 November, 2017

Launching National Air Quality Monitoring Network Phase II in Lebanon

Under the patronage of the EU Head Delegation in Lebanon, Amb. Christina Lassen and the Minister of Environment Mr. Tarek El Khatib celebrated the installation of the National Air Quality Monitoring Network – Phase II, supported through the EU-funded StREG (Support to Reforms – Environmental Governance) Program. The event took place on October 24, 2017 at Horsh Beirut, the largest public garden in Beirut.... more

posted on 6 November, 2017

Marine and coastal governance

GFA has published a new flyer on Marine and Coastal Governance, highlighting its expertise and services for “Blue Growth” to meet the challenges between environmental preservation and economic development for oceans and coasts – a topic which has gained increasing awareness and importance.... more

posted on 30 October, 2017

Projekt-Consult: New factsheet about Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM)

Projekt-Consult has published its new factsheet on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) – one of the company’s main business area. It summarizes challenges and opportunities of the sector, and it furthermore highlights the company’s vast ASM experience in terms of geo-technical support, environment protection, socio-economic impact, formalization, and certification and due diligence. Feel free to contact us for further information. ... more

posted on 25 October, 2017

EU Public Health Institutes Programme presented at two conferences

GFA Medica presents the EU Supporting Public Health Institutes Programme (SPHIP) at two renowned public health conferences, the European Congress on Tropical Medicine andInternational Health in Antwerpen on 16-20 Oct, 2017 and the European Public Health Conference in Stockholm on 1-4 Nov, 2017.... more