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Hamburg's tribute to 70 years of German Constitution

Posted on 23 May, 2019

GFA Consulting Group has its headquarters in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Honoring the 70th anniversary of the German Constitution, the city's most widely read newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt and the Zeit Foundation have implemented a special idea - summarizing the Basic Law in a short film

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Register now: TVET Hamburg Summer School

Posted on 23 May, 2019

TVET Hamburg is glad to launch a Summer School program „Vocational Education and Training in Germany“ which will be held on 9-13 September 2019 in Hamburg

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BMZ visits Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa Project

Posted on 22 May, 2019

On May 7, 2019 Mr. Achim Mortier of the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) in charge of German cooperation projects in Albania, paid a visit to Prespa National Park

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Earth Day celebration in Prespa National Park in Albania

Posted on 21 May, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22, 2019. It aims at raising awareness about the importance of nature and sensitizing institutions and communities accordingly

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Market for local fruits and cereals in Senegal

Posted on 13 May, 2019

GFA experts have shared innovative food processing techniques with 50 young women in cooperation with the local vocational training center in Mbacké

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Promoting women's participation in local affairs in Tunisia

Posted on 7 May, 2019

On April 25 2019, GFA Consulting Group and CILG VNG International organized an interactive side event on The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Women's Participation in Local Affairs as part of the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

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Installation of Photovoltaics in Amman, Jordan

Posted on 18 Apr, 2019

The Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Program in Jordan is financed by KfW and implemented by GFA in a consortium with Engicon (Jordan)

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Erosion control program in Madagascar

Posted on 17 Apr, 2019

Impressive pictures from our Madagascar where GFA is implementing the KfW-funded program de Lutte Anti Erosive PLAE IV

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Art meets GFA – Fariborz Rahnama

Posted on 10 Apr, 2019

Images that came to mind of artist Fariborz Rahnama after he had a serious accident push outward and aim at emotions and empathy

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Multi-stakeholder event on sustainable financing for protected areas in Laos

Posted on 9 Apr, 2019

On March 13, 2019, the Integrated Conservation of Biodiversity and Forests (ICBF) project hosted a multi-stakeholder exchange event on Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas in Vientiane, Laos

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C³ UNIT LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP IN THREE LANGUAGES

Posted on 8 Apr, 2019

Have a look at our clip, which describes the services we offer. Now our video is even available in three languages: English, French and Spanish.

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GFA promotes agribusiness development at AgroTech Expo & Forum in Albania

Posted on 5 Apr, 2019

The Albanian Agribusiness Support Facility (AASF) participated in the 2nd AgroTech Expo & Forum, a National Fair in Tirana on 15-16 March, 2019

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GFA newsletter 1/2019: Innovations for agriculture in West Africa

Posted on 28 Mar, 2019

For decades, raising agricultural productivity in West Africa has been a major challenge. GFA prioritizes adapted technological and institutional innovations for smallholders

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Improving maternal & newborn care in Cambodia

Posted on 27 Mar, 2019

The project Improving Maternal & Newborn Care in Cambodia held a closure and dissemination workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on March 15, 2019

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Flights by GFA staff now climate-neutral

Posted on 22 Mar, 2019

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GFA BRIDGES – Frisbee tournament in Beirut

Posted on 1 Mar, 2019

On Saturday, 2nd March 2019 they start an ultimate frisbee tournament on the Najmeh Football Field in Manara, Beirut.

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Certification of bamboo producers at Nam Ha ASEAN Heritage Park in Laos

Posted on 27 Feb, 2019

On February 8, 2019, an awarding ceremony was held for the first One District One Product (ODOP) certification in Luang Namtha district in Northern Laos.

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EU TVET project in Belize successfully completed

Posted on 25 Feb, 2019

GFA, commissioned by the European Union concluded the BAM TVET Program in Belize after three years.

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GFA published first sustainability report to the UN Global Compact

Posted on 19 Feb, 2019

In February 2019, GFA has submitted its first communication on progress (COP) report to UNGC

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Prespa Winter Fest on International Wetland Day

Posted on 7 Feb, 2019

On Feb 2, 2019, the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa Project supported a Winter Fest on International Wetland Day in Prespa National Park in Albania

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"YOUR ACTIONS ARE OF GREATER IMPORTANCE" - AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Ministry of Information Policy together with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the EU project Association4U launched the communication campaign "Your actions are of greater importance".

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Quality Translations for Better Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Posted on 23 Jan, 2019

On 16–17 Jan, 2019, the EU project Association4U has held the first conference on Quality Legal Translations for Better Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in Kyiv

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Positive interim results in photovoltaic market project in Tunisia

Posted on 22 Jan, 2019

On 15 Jan 2019, the Reflection Committee (RC) of the Strengthening the Photovoltaic Market project convened in Tunis for its third meeting to discuss the state of activities

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GFA has joined the Principles for Digital Development

Posted on 11 Jan, 2019

GFA has joined the"Principles for Digital Development". It thus commits itself to acting in accordance with the Digital Principles

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Successful TECH MEET'UP DAY in Kairouan, Tunisia

Posted on 9 Jan, 2019

GFA has been implementing the GIZ-funded project Support to Cyberparcs in Tunisia since November 2017

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C³ newsletter edition 11/2018: Capacity development programs

Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

The C³ newsletter 2018 summarizes a selection of capacity development activities implemented around the globe

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Association4U Community building event links EU and Ukraine

Posted on 19 Dec, 2018

The fellowship program of the EU-funded Association4U project entered a new phase on 14 Dec, 2018 when the Association4U Community was called into life and celebrated with the Association4U Community building event

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River Awareness Kit and IWRM Plan for the Cuvelai River Basin in Angola and Namibia

Posted on 18 Dec, 2018

The Cuvelai River Basin is a unique region due to a combination of factors. It is a transboundary wetland area shared by Angola and Namibia

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Good news about Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project (LNIP) in Kenya

Posted on 13 Dec, 2018

In December a detailed report about GFA´s Lower Nzoi Irrigation Project in Kenya appeared in "The Standard Newspaper"

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SME program in the United Arab Emirates and European Commission funded project reinforce cooperation

Posted on 7 Dec, 2018

The Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates in cooperation with the EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification project, held a workshop on the promotion of SMEs in Abu Dhabi

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First forum theatre organized in Tunisia and for the benefit of a public administration

Posted on 6 Dec, 2018

From 26 – 30 November 2018, an organizational and "gender participatory” audit, using the theater-forum technique, took place in Tunis

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GFA BRIDGES - supported projects in 2018

Posted on 5 Dec, 2018

GFA does not give Christmas presents to its business partners, but donates the equivalent amount to four different social projects selected by GFA BRIDGES

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GFA newsletter 4/2018: Reaching sustainable development goal 6 – clean water and sustainable sanitation

Posted on 21 Nov, 2018

Achieving SDG 6 through sector-wide assistance requires the global community to work together closely

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Art meets GFA - Cornelia Gentsch

Posted on 12 Nov, 2018

Cornelia Gentsch was born in Leipzig in 1982. She studied Theology and has been working as a pastor at the Volksdorf parish in Hamburg since 2014

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App development for Digitalizing Agricultural Credit Monitoring and Risk Management

Posted on 12 Nov, 2018

GFA is exploring the potential of innovative ICT-based tools & applications to support agricultural loan monitoring and risk management to enhance sustainable agricultural smallholder finance in developing countries

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Inclusive business models to strengthen the rural population in Malawi

Posted on 1 Nov, 2018

Malawi's economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, although only a small amount of added value is generated in the country

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Video clip about our C³ Unit for Better Learning

Posted on 30 Oct, 2018

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

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Kick-off event of KfW sustainable forest management project in Manipur, India

Posted on 30 Oct, 2018

The project Community-based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resources Conservation in Manipur, India

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GFA newsletter 3/2018: Fiscal Agent Services for The Global Fund

Posted on 29 Oct, 2018

Fiscal accountability and transparent procurement are vital pillars of development funds channeled through public or private institutions to final beneficiaries

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Study tour from Kosovo to Endingen - how does municipal climate protection work?

Posted on 24 Oct, 2018

A delegation of 54 people from Kosovo, consisting of mayors and municipal energy managers, visited the cities of Freiburg, Endingen and Denzlingen, Germany

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Photovoltaic installation for own consumption for the association Al Amal for people with disabilities in Tata

Posted on 23 Oct, 2018

The Al Amal association in Tata in southern Morocco aims to provide education for people with disabilities and to sensitise the public to the problems of people with disabilities

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Relaunch of Liberian website ALCC

Posted on 17 Oct, 2018

In the GIZ project "Expansion and development of capacities in the transport sector", GFA has been supporting the establishment of the Association of Liberian Construction Contractors (ALCC)

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Supporting Public Health Institutes Program (SPHIP) published newsletter

Posted on 10 Oct, 2018

The GFA Health department has published the third newsletter for the EU Supporting Public Health Institutes Program

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Sustainable energy sector supported in Lebanon

Posted on 8 Oct, 2018

A 80 million Euro credit line and EU-financed technical assistance implemented by GFA Consulting Group helps Lebanese companies reduce energy intensity and carbon footprint

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Video published about the events on support to the the Ohrid-Prespa region in Albania

Posted on 8 Oct, 2018

The video highlights events held on Sept 25 “Coming together for Prespa” in Tirana and “Sustainable Tourism Development in the Ohid-Prespa region” on September 28, 2018 in Korc

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Albanian Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Environment visit Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa project area

Posted on 8 Oct, 2018

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Sustainable tourism in the Ohrid-Prespa region in Albania

Posted on 8 Oct, 2018

The prefecture and the city council of Korça, the National Agency of Protected Areas, the National Territorial Planning Agency of the Republic of Albania, and the KfW used World Tourism Day to highlight innovative ideas for eco-tourism development in the Ohrid-Prespa region

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Justice reform in Jordan a success story

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018

The EC-funded Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Jordan program supported by GIZ and implemented by GFA as lead company since 2015 was completed during a closing ceremony on 26 Sept, 2018

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Podcast about the educational farm for demonstrating innovations and good practices in adapting agriculture to climate change in Benin

Posted on 4 Oct, 2018

The Swiss radio station radiofr made a small podcast about an educational farm of GIZ financed project “Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change in Benin

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Presenting Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Transboundary Biosphere Reserve project in Tirana

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018

In September, Member of Parliament Eduard Shalsi, the Director of the National Agency of Protected Areas Zamir Dedej, and the  KfW Development Bank’s project manager Frank Mörschel, came together to present their joint initiatives of the Albanian Government and German cooperation for the Prespa region at an event in Tirana

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Energy efficiency: Conference of Mayors in the Republic of Kosovo

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018

In September 2018 the project "Support on Implementing the 3rd Energy Package" organized together with GIZ the first Conference of Mayors in the Republic of Kosovo

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First training for photovoltaic installers at the vocational school in Morocco

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018

The EDMITA project financed by GIZ supported the establishment of a training course for photovoltaic installers at the vocational school in Tata

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Geographical Indication system (GI) in Ukraine

Posted on 26 Sep, 2018

The EU funded project “Support to the development of a Geographical Indications system in Ukraine” supports the implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine

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Solar power plant with citizen participation in Morocco

Posted on 24 Sep, 2018

One of the pilot communities of the EDMITA project in South Morocco is planning a solar power plant operated by the citizens

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Promotion of sustainable energy and energy efficiency in Morocco

Posted on 21 Sep, 2018

The GIZ financed project EDMITA (Sustainable Energy in the Provinces of Midelt and Tata) supports four municipalities in remote regions of Morocco

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GFA article in Carbon Mechanisms Review Issue 2/2018

Posted on 6 Sep, 2018

In the resent "Carbon Mechanisms Review Issue 2/2018" Joachim Schnurr and Martin Burian from GFA Competence Center Climate and Energy published in cooperation with other authors two articles

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Art meets GFA – Oscar Dröge

Posted on 4 Sep, 2018

The colored wood carvings of the Oskar Dröge (1898 – 1983) estate are exhibited at the GFA premises until the end of September

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GFA ISO 9001 certificate renewed

Posted on 22 Aug, 2018

GFA Consulting Group has been ISO certified since 2010. In summer 2018, an independent certification body assessed GFA's quality management system in an external audit. GFA's ISO 9001 certificate was renewed until 2021 according to the new ISO 9001:2015

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Progress in SADC trade in services negotiations

Posted on 20 Aug, 2018

The expansion of trade in services in the SADC region reached an important milestone. During the annual meeting of the SADC Committee of Ministers of Trade (CMT) on 23 July, 2018 in Pretoria, the first round of negotiations on trade in services was adopted

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Biodiversity-based products as an economic source for the improvement of livelihoods and biodiversity protection

Posted on 23 Jul, 2018

The rich natural resources and biodiversity of ASEAN countries offer significant potential for the region’s socio-economic development

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