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GFA CONDUCTED A COMPREHENSIVE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER SURVEY IN THE CITY OF LUSAKA

Posted on 4 May, 2022

Within the GIZ Reform of the Water Sector II program in #Zambia, implemented by GFA, an Industrial Wastewater (IWW) survey was conducted

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HAMBURG'S FINANCE SENATOR DRESSEL VISITS GFA

Posted on 4 May, 2022

On April 25, Dr. Andreas Dressel (SPD), Hamburg's Finance Senator and Member of the Hamburg Parliament for Alstertal/Walddörfer, visited GFA headquarters in Hamburg Volksdorf to find out about the work done by the organization

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GFA SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL AREA PLANS IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Posted on 27 Apr, 2022

The GIZ Reform of the Water Sector II program in Lusaka and Luapula provinces is implemented by GFA to improve working conditions for transparent planning and implementation processes in securing water and sanitation services and skills development in this sector

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GFA celebrates its 40th anniversary - video congratulations from our projects worldwide!

Posted on 25 Apr, 2022

We got great videos from our projects worldwide - enjoy this amazing GFA birthday video!

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GERMAN AMBASSADOR VISITED TRANSBOUNDARY BIOSPHERE RESERVE PRESPA IN ALBANIA

Posted on 24 Apr, 2022

On April 14, 2022, the German Ambassador to Albania, HE Peter Zingraf visited the Prespa National Park

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HIGH-LEVEL EVENT ON WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN GEORGIA

Posted on 21 Apr, 2022

The EU hosted a high-level event on women’s political participation in Georgia on March 31st, 2022

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RESEARCH PUBLISHED ON COOKING TECHNOLOGIES & INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN ETHIOPIA

Posted on 19 Apr, 2022

The GFA Energy department successfully published two studies on the clean cooking sector in Ethiopia

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GFA celebrates its 40th anniversary

Posted on 12 Apr, 2022

This year, between 18 May and 6 July, we will celebrate the GFA anniversary with a series of events on current topics in international cooperation at six different locations in Germany and abroad

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Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia: The Facility Investing for Employment will Launch a Regional Call for Proposals

Posted on 11 Apr, 2022

The next Call for Proposals will start on 1 June 2022 and will seek applications for projects in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia

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GLOBAL NATURE FUND HIGHLIGHTS BIODIVERSITY IDEAS COMPETITION

Posted on 5 Apr, 2022

In a recent press release, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) reports on impressive sustainable activities taking place in the context of the project “From Farm to Fork”

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BLOCKCHAIN AND FINANCING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - FORESIGHT STUDY

Posted on 31 Mar, 2022

GFA has developed a new foresight study for GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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WE SAY NO TO WAR! WAR IS WRONG!

Posted on 24 Mar, 2022

A war goes against all we work for. We are saddened and shocked and angry - all at the same time by the atrocious attack of the Russian regime on Ukraine

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GREEN TVET SCHOOL – DUAL TVET FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY 9 MAY – 17 JUNE 2022

Posted on 23 Mar, 2022

In light of the high demand and positive feedback from previous participants, TVET Hamburg together with the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) offers the third round of the Green TVET School

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GFA NEWSLETTER 01//2022 - LEARNING RELOADED: GOING DIGITAL BY PURPOSE

Posted on 21 Mar, 2022

Today, digital learning has become a common phenomenon, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. This newsletter sheds some light on a GFA corporate culture of "digital by purpose” instead of “digital by default”

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NEW GFA PROJECT FOR THE CITY CLIMATE FINANCE GAP FUND

Posted on 9 Feb, 2022

GFA is providing waste management consultancy services within the City Climate Finance Gap Fund

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GFA SOUTH EAST EUROPE AWARDED WORLD BANK PROJECT

Posted on 7 Feb, 2022

A consortium led by GFA South East Europe  has been awarded the World Bank technical assistance project Strengthening Capacities of Local Self-Governments (LSGs) in Serbia towards Low-carbon and Resilient Urban Development Investments

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JOINT STRATEGY MEETING – TO TACKLE NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE IN UKRAINE

Posted on 27 Jan, 2022

On 20-21st January 2022, the Swiss-Ukraine project Act4Health, led by GFA Consulting Group, in collaboration with Ukraine Public Health, organized a two-day strategy development workshop in Ukraine involving all national and international stakeholders working in the field of non-communicable diseases 

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GFA FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS UNIT IS AWARDED A KFW FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

Posted on 24 Jan, 2022

GFA leads a consortium comprising the partners Conflict Management Consulting CMC (Belgium), MAZURIS SASU (France), and Multiconsult Norge A/S that has been awarded with the “KfW 2020/0043: Framework Agreement (FWA) for Consulting Services in Fragile Contexts”

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GFA DEVELOPS FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT GUIDANCE FOR SDC

Posted on 18 Jan, 2022

Under the Backstopping Mandate, the team developed the new SDC Financial Sector Development Guidance, a state-of-the-art document

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VIDEO ABOUT FROM FARM TO FORK - MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY IN AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND COSTA RICA

Posted on 18 Jan, 2022

A film team from GFA accompanied our project ‘From Farm to Fork’, on location in Costa Rica. The impressively produced footage with fascinating interviews is available on Vimeo. Enjoy!

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FINAL WORKSHOP IN EGYPT FOR THE SUCCESSFUL PROJECT CLOSURE ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICE MARKET POTENTIALS

Posted on 13 Jan, 2022

The GFA Energy department has successfully finished the GIZ project “Assessment of energy efficiency service market potentials in Egypt and the feasibility of establishing a Super Energy Service Company (Super ESCo)”

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KFW-FUNDED AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION LEASING PROJECT IN ETHIOPIA SUPPORTS MEDIUM AND SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

Posted on 11 Jan, 2022

In challenging times, GFA supports Ethiopia to advance agricultural mechanization and realize the potential of the farming sector

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GFA AMONG THE TOP 200 EMPLOYERS IN HAMBURG, GERMANY IN 2021

Posted on 3 Jan, 2022

GFA is again listed in the Hamburger Abendblatt among the top 200 employers in Hamburg

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REGIONAL INNOVATION BOOT CAMP HELD AT GRAND BASSAM, IVORY COAST

Posted on 25 Dec, 2021

GFA invited 27 innovators from nine West-African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo), to attend an innovation boot camp in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, for 3-days at the end of September 2021

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GFA CONSULTING GROUP JOINS RENEWABLE ENERGY HAMBURG

Posted on 24 Dec, 2021

On 1 Jan 2022, GFA will become a member of Renewable Energy Hamburg (EEHH, a network of more than 200 private companies, universities, research institutes and public authorities

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C³ Newsletter Edition 14/2021: Multiple course formats gaining ground

Posted on 22 Dec, 2021

The variety of course formats has increased quite considerably in the last years, mainly due to digitalization

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FACILITY INVESTING FOR EMPLOYMENT SIGNS OFF GRANT AGREEMENTS WITH FIVE COMPANIES IN TUNISIA

Posted on 15 Dec, 2021

The successful applicants of last year’s call for proposals in Tunisia emanated from sectors that include food processing, construction, technology, and the chemical industry  

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GFA NEWSLETTER 04//2021: GFA CLIMATE & ENERGY CLUSTER DAYS 2021

Posted on 2 Dec, 2021

For two days in late September, the GFA head offices in Volksdorf felt like a beehive with people bustling about in all directions, hunting for information. The buzz was all about the GFA’s first Climate and Energy Cluster Days on 28-29 Sept, 2021

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EAGLE MATI AND CURLY PELICAN ZAVERI – GOOD NEWS FROM PRESPA IN ALBANIA

Posted on 3 Nov, 2021

If you remain curious about whatever happened to the golden Eagle ’Mati‘ after release in Prespa National Park, then here’s an update

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NEW PROJECT IN VIETNAM: SUPPORTING THE BUSINESS CAPACITIES OF THE MEKONG DELTA RICE COOPERATIVES

Posted on 2 Nov, 2021

The “Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector in Vietnam”, is aiming to improve rural livelihoods through promoting climate-intelligent innovations along the rice and mango value chains within selected districts of the Mekong Delta

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AWARD FOR THE RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM IN ALBANIA

Posted on 27 Oct, 2021

GFA Consulting Group, together with Kocks Consult and Valu Add Management Services has been awarded a consulting service contract in Albania for the “Rural Water Supply Programme IV-Accompanying Measures”

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Egypt: The facility Investing for Employment will launch a call for proposals on 30 November 2021

Posted on 27 Oct, 2021

Green Economy will be a priority theme of this call for proposal

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GFA GROUP MANAGING DIRECTORS MEET UP IN HAMBURG

Posted on 27 Oct, 2021

After eight years it was high time for all Managing Directors of the GFA Group to meet together in person for a full day

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THE GHANAIAN TIMES REPORTS ON THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT IN GHANA

Posted on 25 Oct, 2021

The Ghanaian Times reported as follows on a project implemented by GFA within Ghana on behalf of GIZ

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COMMENCING THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY SURVEILLANCE INITIATIVE IN UKRAINE

Posted on 8 Oct, 2021

On the 28th of September 2021, Ukraine began with the implementation of a Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) survey

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HOSPITAL REFORMS AIMED TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE GAINS

Posted on 7 Oct, 2021

Between the 21st and 23rd of September, 2021, the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders of the health sector in Malawi came together at the Joint Annual Health Sector Performance Review (JAR)

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GFA NEWSLETTER 03//2021: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR REMOTE MONITORING

Posted on 30 Sep, 2021

GFA’s transition to a digital company got a big push last year after working intensively on its digital innovation strategy, building on the strengths of our thriving Digital Innovation Unit and our three IT companies – GFA Syscom, GFA B.I.S. and TolaData

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS RAISING IN LAOS

Posted on 16 Sep, 2021

GFA assist ProFEB with EEC measures that focus on human capacity development of government and civil society partners

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GFA ENTEC DEVELOPS CLIMATE RISK ANALYSIS TOOL

Posted on 13 Sep, 2021

GFA ENTEC (GFA subsidiary) is actively supporting the National Development Foundation of Dominica in the development and implementation of three new Green Financing Products

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GFA B.I.S. NEWSLETTER 07//2021: TAILORED IT PRODUCTS FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Posted on 3 Aug, 2021

The structural upheavals of the past year promoted the need for innovative digital solutions in development cooperation worldwide

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GFA NEWSLETTER 02//2021: WASTE AND RECYCLING MANAGEMENT AS PART OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Posted on 27 Jul, 2021

Economic growth generally implies growing demand for raw materials, energy and other natural resources, while growing amounts of materials end up as waste if not properly managed

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GREEN TVET SCHOOL – DUAL TVET IN GERMANY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Posted on 14 Jul, 2021

20 September – 29 October 2021: TVET Hamburg has partnered with the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) to create a unique E-learning experience about the German dual TVET system with a focus on green energy skills

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TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY - HOW CAN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY CONTRIBUTE TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 7 Jul, 2021

GFA implements the Foresight study on the implications of blockchain on development cooperation and financing sustainable development - take part!

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KENYAS´S DAIRY VALUE CHAIN PROJECT ON AIR

Posted on 7 Jul, 2021

The dairy value chain project in Kenya had four very lively and participated radio shows in two local radio stations assuring coverage over the entire working area of the project

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DEFYING THE PANDEMIC WITH NEW IDEAS IN TUNISIA

Posted on 28 Jun, 2021

Ever since November 2017, GFA has been implementing the Innovative Training in the Milk Value Chain component (FiL) as part of the Green Innovation Center Tunisia

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GFA LAUNCHES CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT FOR THE AQUACULTURE SECTOR IN CAMBODIA

Posted on 22 Jun, 2021

GFA has launched the Capacity Building for the Aquaculture Sector project on behalf of GIZ as part of the Country Package - Fishing for food security in Cambodia

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EMERGENCY AUTO RICKSHAW AMBULANCES SERVICE LAUNCHED IN KOCHI, INDIA TO BRING COVID RELIEF TO CITIZENS DURING INDIA’S 2ND INFECTION WAVE

Posted on 21 Jun, 2021

The safety of citizens using public transport during the pandemic has been one of the hot topics of the BMZ funded project “Integrated Urban Transport Systems for Smart Cities” (SMART-SUT)

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PROJECT TO ASSIST IN REDUCING NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES LAUNCHED IN UKRAINE

Posted on 17 Jun, 2021

On 4 June 2021, GFA and its partners launched the Reducing Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Disease project in Ukraine, which is funded by Swiss Development Corporation

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GFA GROUP ESTABLISHES NEW COMPANY TO SUPPORT MARKET RAMP-UP FOR GREEN HYDROGEN AND POWER-TO-X PRODUCTS

Posted on 7 Jun, 2021

On May 21, 2021 GFA Group registered a new company, the H2Global Advisory GmbH, in the context of the H2Global support mechanism of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

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GFA COMPLETES EU PROJECT ON GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN UKRAINE

Posted on 4 Jun, 2021

GFA in cooperation with DMI Associates recently completed the project “Support to the Development of a Geographical Indications System” in Ukraine

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GERMAN HEALTH MINISTER SPAHN VISITS GFA ASSISTED HIV/AIDS PROJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on 3 Jun, 2021

On 28 May 2021, German Health Minister Spahn visited the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to officially hand over laboratory equipment

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FORBIZ PRESENTS RESULTS IN REGULATORY AND SME POLICIES IN UKRAINE

Posted on 31 May, 2021

GFA, the lead company of a consortium, officially closed an EU flagship business support initiative in Ukraine, the EU SURE FORBIZ as part of the EU4Business Initiative

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FRAMING CIVIC SOCIETY PARTICIPATION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IN ZAMBIA

Posted on 20 May, 2021

GFA has been implementing one of the action areas of the GIZ program Civil Society Participation Program (CSPP) at the local level in Zambia since September 2018

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GFA LAUNCHES GIZ PROJECT CLIMATE-RESILIENT WATER SECTOR IN GRENADA (G-CREWS)

Posted on 12 May, 2021

Grenada is facing two serious risks: scarcity of freshwater and recurring natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods

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HAMBURG SPORTS FEDERATION’S INTEGRATION PROGRAMME PRESENTED AT THE PROFILE PROJECT IN MEXICO - SPORT CONNECTS

Posted on 11 May, 2021

At a learning journey in April 2021, we invited the Hamburg Sports Federation to present the "Integration through Sport" program

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THE FACILITY INVESTING FOR EMPLOYMENT (IFE) - CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN RWANDA

Posted on 3 May, 2021

Green Economy projects are particularly welcome. Companies and other organisations can apply for co-financing grants worth up to 10 million euros per project

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Threatened Golden Eagle tagged and released in Prespa National Park in Albania

Posted on 21 Apr, 2021

On 13 April 2021, a Golden Eagle was released at the Prespa National Park in a ceremony recognizing the threatened status of the emblematic bird and national symbol of Albania

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SOFT SKILLS E-LEARNING TRAINING “DEFARU” FOR SENEGAL GOES ONLINE

Posted on 20 Apr, 2021

GFA is currently implementing an e-learning training on a fully functional Learning Management System platform developed by its Senegalese partner Volkeno:www.defaru.sn

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FROM FARM TO FORK IN COSTA RICA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – FOUR INNOVATION TRENDS

Posted on 6 Apr, 2021

The project Del Campo al Plato advocates the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services elements in banana and pineapple value chains in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic

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THE FACILITY INVESTING FOR EMPLOYMENT (IFE) - CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN GHANA

Posted on 1 Apr, 2021

The Facility wants to promote the labour market in Ghana by providing financial and technical support to project leaders in order to boost the economy, generate long-term jobs and encourage continuous training

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