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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. Iit 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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Biodiversity conservation puts a bee in GFA's bonnet

Posted on 3 Jul, 2018

In spring 2018, GFA's workforce increased sharply when 5,000 bees and their queen found a home on the roof of the company's new building

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GFA newsletter June 2018: DUAL TVET – CATALYSING EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES BY LINKING THEORY AND PRACTICE

Posted on 28 Jun, 2018

At this year’s CeBIT, Dr. Altemeier and the parliamentary secretary of state Dr.  Flachsbarth signed the letter of intent to officially become member of the Make-IT Alliance

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GFA joins Make-IT Alliance

Posted on 26 Jun, 2018

At this year’s CeBIT, Dr. Altemeier and the parliamentary secretary of state Dr.  Flachsbarth signed the letter of intent to officially become member of the Make-IT Alliance

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KfW story about child marriage in Niger

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018

The KfW publishes stories on development issues. One of these stories is about child marriages in Niger.

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Open days for health staff held at three skills laboratories in Cambodia

Posted on 30 May, 2018

In March 2018, open days were held at each skills lab established at the Provincial Referral Hospitals of Kampot, Kampong Thom, and Kampong Speu.

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Launch of the EU-Latin America Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP)

Posted on 8 May, 2018

The EU-Latin America Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP) launched its website.

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ART meets GFA – Camilla Kuckartz

Posted on 7 May, 2018

Photographs of the life of former street boys from Rwanda are currently on display at GFA headquarters: “A Thousand Voices from a Thousand Hills”.

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KHATWA Conference - The road to a better working environment

Posted on 25 Apr, 2018

In December 2017, GFA successfully conducted the KHATWA Conference as part of GIZ’s Labour Market Access Project (LMAP) in Egypt.

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GFA B.I.S. becomes SAP Service Provider

Posted on 23 Apr, 2018

In the process of broadening its product and service portfolio, GFA B.I.S. is pleased to announce that it recently became a SAP Service Provider through the SAP Open Ecosystem partnership.

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TVET HAMBURG launched its website

Posted on 23 Apr, 2018

Technical and Vocational Education and Training “Made in Germany“. Three Hamburg institutions with a special profile in vocational training join forces in TVET HAMBURG.

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GFA supports Easter Run of Lions Club in Volksdorf, Hamburg

Posted on 10 Apr, 2018

The Lions Club Hamburg organized its annual Easter Run on Saturday, 31 March, 2018 in Volksdorf, Hamburg.

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Association4U - 4th Steering Committee Meeting

Posted on 5 Apr, 2018

On March 22, the fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the EU-funded project Association4U gathered the key stakeholders to discuss the ongoing state of the project and its future.

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New energy efficient dryer for GFA BRIDGES project in India

Posted on 3 Apr, 2018

Our GFA BRIDGES project "Promoting local livelihoods and gender-sensitive sustainable forest management" in India has a new energy efficient dryer.

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GFA signs the UN Global Compact

Posted on 3 Apr, 2018

In February 2018, GFA has become a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). With its declaration of commitment, GFA undertakes to pursue integrity in its company management, and to dedicate itself to doing business equitably and sustainably.

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Launch of the Rural Education Project V in Guatemala

Posted on 28 Mar, 2018

On 13th March 2018, the Vice Presidency of Guatemala officially launched the Rural Education Project V “PROEDUC V” (Programa de Educación Rural V), co-financed by the KfW Development Bank.

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GFA approach to quality assurance in the Fiscal Agent Project for The Global Fund in Nigeria

Posted on 26 Mar, 2018

In January, GFA conducted a three-day workshop in Abuja. Representatives of The Global Fund as well as the GFA PFM head of department, the HQ supervisory team in charge of Nigeria, and the Fiscal Agent’s international and national team members were present.

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GFA newsletter January 2018: Helping Asia switch to sustainable development

Posted on 12 Mar, 2018

The SWITCH-Asia Network Facility, a project funded by the EU and implemented by the GFA Consulting Group in partnership with the collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

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Evaluating the impact of the SSAB program on cocoa farmers in West and Central Africa

Posted on 7 Mar, 2018

In November 2017, GFA was charged with the assessment of the impact of the Sustainable Smallholder Agri-Business (SSAB) program on cocoa farmers in West and Central Africa.

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Amazing video about the project LOW CARBON BUSINESS ACTION in Brazil

Posted on 20 Feb, 2018

The EU-funded project Low Carbon Business Action aims at contributing to sustainable development and greening of Brazilian industries through the adoption of low emission technology.

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GFA supports the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management

Posted on 13 Feb, 2018

In January 2018, GFA, in consortium with Prospect C&S, started the program “Support to the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) through NEPAD’s Agriculture and Food Insecurity Risk Management (AFIRM)”.

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Cotton Expert House Africa and Cotton made in Africa at the BMZ’s theme day

Posted on 5 Feb, 2018

Sustainability begins out in the field – Cotton Expert House Africa and Cotton made in Africa at the BMZ’s theme day “From the cotton field to the clothes hanger”. The African cotton and textile industry makes a major contribution to economic, social and environmental development in rural regions of Africa.

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Opening ceremony of four mobile employment agencies in Morocco

Posted on 1 Feb, 2018

On January 24, 2018, the solemn inauguration of four “mobile employment agencies”, funded by the German government, took place in Mechra Bel Ksiri, Morocco. The Minister of Labor as well as the Minister of Health officially expressed their appreciation for the project approach during the ceremony.

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Make milk, make money - Promoting young entrepreneurs in rural Mongolia

Posted on 29 Jan, 2018

Ya Chagnaadorj is a young entrepreneur in Bayankhongor district in Southern Mongolia who set up a dairy business at the age of 21. He and his wife Bayasgalan have benefitted from the Vocational Education and Training Project and the Youth Employment Promotion Project.

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Support to Reforms - Environmental Governance (StREG) – closing ceremony in Beirut

Posted on 3 Jan, 2018

On Tuesday December 19th, 2017, the Closing Ceremony of the European Union-funded project Support to Reforms- Environmental Governance (StREG) took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Ein el Mraisse, Beirut.

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African Cotton Conference in Benin

Posted on 21 Dec, 2017

A sustainable basis for the global textile value chain” was the topic of this year’s African Cotton Conference jointly hosted by the Cotton Expert House Africa and the Aid by Trade Foundation/Cotton made in Africa on 08 to 11 November 2017 in Cotonou, Benin.

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Hakama governance reform program launched in Morocco

Posted on 21 Dec, 2017

On 6 December 2017, GFA officially launched the EU-funded Advisory Mission for Public Governance Reform in Morocco. The mission is part of the Hakama Program, which provides European support to public administration reform in Morocco.

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Strengthening drought resilience in Uganda

Posted on 19 Dec, 2017

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 and the Office of the Prime Minister.

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