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

Posted on 18 Nov, 2021

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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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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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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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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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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BRIDGING THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS GAP IN DAIRY HUSBANDRY IN KENYA

Posted on 31 Mar, 2021

On behalf of the Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector program of GIZ, GFA is implementing the dairy value chain component in selected counties of Western Kenya

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

Posted on 30 Mar, 2021

Companies and other organizations can apply for co-financing grants worth up to € 10 million per project

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SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION IN AFGHANISTAN (GIZ) - BROCHURE PUBLISHED

Posted on 24 Mar, 2021

Every year 500,000 young Afghans enter the labor market and want to secure a future life free of poverty and conflict

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GFA NEWSLETTER 01//2021: COMPLIANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY AS CORNERSTONES OF PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT

Posted on 23 Mar, 2021

In this newsletter, the company’s Public Finance Management Team offers an overview of how GFA contributes to the SDGs

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SILENT PANDEMIC – TACKLING NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN UKRAINE

Posted on 19 Mar, 2021

On 2 March 2021, the Ukrainian Public Health Centre and the project “Reducing Risk Factors for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in Ukraine” funded by SDC signed a Memorandum of Understanding

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GFA PUBLISHED NEW FACTSHEET ABOUT CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Posted on 4 Mar, 2021

The model of circular economy is based on the goal to design out waste and pollution, keep materials in use and regenerate natural systems

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

Posted on 18 Feb, 2021

In Morocco, the labour market is characterised by strong and persistent imbalances in supply
and demand for labour, and in the qualification system

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APPLYING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS – CHALLENGES BEING MET WITH LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE DRC’S FCPF REDD+ PROGRAM

Posted on 27 Jan, 2021

In the recent Carbon Mechanisms Review M. Burian and J. Schnurr together with their colleagues at the REDD Focal Point and WWF in the Democratic Republic of the Congo share their experiences and valuable lessons learnt within the development and implementation of the Mai Ndombe Province Emission Reduction Program

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GFA B.I.S.: NEW FACTSHEET ON REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM DACOTA

Posted on 26 Jan, 2021

GFA B.I.S. has published a new factsheet on DACOTA, a fully customizable remote monitoring system to track and monitor decentralized project activities.

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FROM FARM TO FORK IN COSTA RICA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – COMPETITION FOR IDEAS

Posted on 25 Jan, 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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FOREST MINISTER LAUNCHES OFFICIAL COSFOM PROJECT WEBSITE IN MANIPUR

Posted on 13 Jan, 2021

A website for the Community-based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resource Conservation in Manipur (CSOFOM) project was officially launched  Imphal, Manipur

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GFA AMONG THE TOP 200 EMPLOYERS IN HAMBURG, GERMANY

Posted on 6 Jan, 2021

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

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GFA B.I.S.: Newsletter ON DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS AND FUNDS

Posted on 5 Jan, 2021

The Coronavirus outbreak forced all of us to explore new ways of working while it accelerated digital transformation

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GFA NEWSLETTER 04//2020: GFA STRENGTHENS HEALTH SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19

Posted on 5 Jan, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep us under stress. More than ever it becomes clear how vital an intact healthcare system is for achieving other sustainable development goals

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C³ UNIT FOR BETTER LEARNING: GOOD E-LEARNING - OUR RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC, NEWSLETTER 2020

Posted on 18 Dec, 2020

We are happy to share with you e-learning success stories from Honduras, the African Union, Ukraine and our in-house courses in our latest C³ Newsletter

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GFA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES FEASIBILITY STUDY ON LAND MANAGEMENT IN LAOS

Posted on 16 Dec, 2020

From December 2019 to September 2020 the consortium GFA-GCI carried out the “Preparatory Study for the Land Management Project Laos (LMPL)”, funded by KfW

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GIZ LAUNCHES ONLINE PLATFORM FOR PROMOTING GREEN ENERGY INVESTMENT

Posted on 15 Dec, 2020

The One-Stop Information Platform (OSIP) for investment in the Nigerian Renewable Energy Engery Efficiency (RE/EE) sector launched on the 30th November

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THE FACILITY INVESTING FOR EMPLOYMENT (IFE)

Posted on 14 Dec, 2020

Economic reforms and improved competitiveness have created new, dynamic growth markets in many parts of Africa. African countries increasingly offer attractive prospects for companies and investors

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GFA NEWSLETTER 04//2020: GFA STRENGTHENS HEALTH SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19

Posted on 12 Dec, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep us under stress. More than ever it becomes clear how vital an intact healthcare system is for achieving other sustainable development goals

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GFA AT THE 8TH ANNUAL WATER CONFERENCE IN DODOMA, TANZANIA

Posted on 3 Dec, 2020

GFA’s Water, Sanitation and Waste Management department, in association with JBG Gauff Consultants and NETWAS Tanzania, has been providing consulting services for the implementation of the Investment Financing Facility for Tanzanian Urban Water Utilities since April 2016

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13th GLOBAL FORUM FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE GOES VIRTUAL

Posted on 2 Dec, 2020

This year’s topic of the GFFA is “How can agriculture provide the world long-term with food for a balanced diet despite pandemics and climate change” will take place in a virtual format in January 2021

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GFA ORGANIZES A LARGE-SCALE WEBINAR TO BOOST ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR THE ALBANIAN AGRITOURISM SECTOR

Posted on 1 Dec, 2020

On November 17th  2020, GFA on behalf of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Government of Albania organized a webinar for over 200 participants via the ”Albania Agribusiness Support Facility" project

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Green TVET School – Dual TVET in Germany for renewable energies and energy efficiency

Posted on 26 Nov, 2020

1 February – 12 March 2021 - TVET Hamburg has partnered with the Renewables Academy AG to create a unique e-learning experience about the German dual TVET system with a focus on green energy skills

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GFA SUPPORTS STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FISHERIES IN ALBANIA

Posted on 24 Nov, 2020

Agriculture plays a significant role in Albania, contributing to 18.6% of the country‘s GDP while employing 36% of the total employment population

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MENTAL HEALTH FOR UKRAINE PROJECT IN JOURNAL FOR MARKET ACCESS & HEALTH POLICY

Posted on 19 Nov, 2020

The SDC project Mental Health for Ukraine, implemented by GFA, managed to publish an article in the open-access, peer-reviewed "Journal for Market Access & Health Policy"

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GIZ TRANSFORMASI ORGANIZED JOURNALISM WEBINAR PROGRAM IN INDONESIA

Posted on 17 Nov, 2020

The Public Service Journalism Webinar Training Program on COVID-19, which is organized by TRANSFORMASI shall enter its final stage

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