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Management Letter: GFA on Corona (ENG/FR/ESP/GER)

Posted on 1 Apr, 2020

As the corona crisis is rapidly unfolding, our projects worldwide are starting to feel the impact. You might be worried about the ability of GFA Headquarters, being based right in what the WHO calls the epicentre of the pandemic, to provide the usual support over the coming weeks and months

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A TEST FOR THE WEST AFRICAN REGION: BOOSTING DIAGNOSTIC CAPACITIES FOR COVID-19

Posted on 31 Mar, 2020

German development cooperation enables reference laboratories in West Africa to perform the much-needed diagnostic tests

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KFW PROJECT: DIGITAL HEALTH GAME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BY THE IVORY COAST SOCIAL MARKETING ASSOCIATION

Posted on 30 Mar, 2020

Enjoy a short film in French, with English subtitles, which shows the launch and implementation in October 2019 of a digital health game for young people

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GFA NEWSLETTER 01//2020: FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS ARE IN VOGUE

Posted on 24 Mar, 2020

Framework contracts (FWC) are an approach to reduce time-consuming and bureaucratic procurement processes. GFA has been implementing EU FWC for more than 15 years

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GFA continues to support the Bilateral Cooperation Program of German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Posted on 12 Mar, 2020

In January 2020, GFA officially started the new project phase as General Agent for the Bilateral Cooperation Program (BKP) of the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION WITH SMART VALLEYS

Posted on 10 Mar, 2020

On 18 February 2020, GFA presented the climate change adaptation measure "Smart-Valleys" at GIZ headquarters in Eschborn

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Hackathons against outbreaks in West Africa

Posted on 9 Mar, 2020

GFA organized four hackathons in Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone for BMZ/GIZ

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GFA launches contest of ideas for preserving biodiversity

Posted on 3 Mar, 2020

On 15 February, GFA successfully launched the first contest of ideas for banana and pineapple farmers in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic

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Successful start of GIZ project ProSoil in Western Kenya

Posted on 25 Feb, 2020

This February, GFA-SGL started the second phase of the Soil Protection and Rehabilitation (ProSoil) Project in Western Kenya

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GFA WON EU PROJECT ADVISORY SERVICES FOR DEVCO C1 IN THE FIELD OF FOOD, NUTRITION SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Posted on 24 Feb, 2020

GFA implements the EU funded project “Advisory Services for Resilient Agri-Food System (ASRAFS)”, which directly supports the DEVCO C1 unit based in Brussels, Belgium

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EU Forest for the Future Facility

Posted on 29 Jan, 2020

GFA, in a consortium together with Particip GmbH as lead, Indufor Oy, Oréade-Brèche Environnement & Développement and Prospect C&S SA has been awarded the EU contract “Forest for the Future Facility – F4”

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C³ Unit for Better Learning newsletter edition 12 - review of a successful year

Posted on 22 Jan, 2020

2019 was again an exciting year for our C³ Unit. Our global C³ team was engaged in good learning in 21 countries

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Professional Development Program „TVET for Green Economy and Energy Efficiency in Germany”

Posted on 20 Jan, 2020

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GFA’s Carbon Pricing Article published by World Bank

Posted on 17 Jan, 2020

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) publishes a research paper on a carbon finance instrument

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Subsidies for Energy Efficiency project launched in Kosovo

Posted on 16 Jan, 2020

In September 2019, GFA has been awarded the contract for the implementation of the Procurement of Implementer for Pilot Incentives for Energy Efficiency (PIEE)

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Moroccon delegation on a study trip to Freiburg, Germany

Posted on 10 Jan, 2020

As part of the EDMITA project mayors, deputy mayors and other representatives of the communities of Midelt, Er-Rich, Tata and Foum El Hisn, Morocco, went on a study tour to Freiburg

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Successful closing of GFA’s project component of the Labour Market Access project in Egypt

Posted on 9 Jan, 2020

On 31 December 2019 our component of the GIZ-financed Labour Market Access Project in Egypt came to an end after four and a half years of very successful and fruitful implementation

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Nepali officials visit New Zealand to share experiences of earthquakes

Posted on 6 Jan, 2020

GFA accompanied a group of Nepali government officials to learn from the recovery efforts in New Zealand

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Successful project progress of EU FORBIZ

Posted on 23 Dec, 2019

On 5 December, the Steering Committee Meeting of the EU-funded project Re-Launch of the Economy (EU FORBIZ) met with key stakeholders to review the results of the project

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GFA organized the Regional Development Committee in the Saint-Louis Region in Senegal for Sustainable Energy Program

Posted on 20 Dec, 2019

On 12 December 2019 GFA organized on behalf of the GIZ funded project Sustainable Energy Program the regional development committee in the Saint-Louis Region, Senegal

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GFA organized the 4th EU-GCC Business Forum in Oman

Posted on 19 Dec, 2019

On 11 December our EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification project team welcomed more than 300 EU and GCC stakeholders to the 4th EU-GCC Business Forum

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EU launches health project in Ukraine to improve public health and blood safety system

Posted on 17 Dec, 2019

On 12 December 2019, the new EU-funded project - implemented by GFA - “Support to Ukraine for developing a modern Public Health System” was launched.

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MSME Finance for Employment Promotion project in Tunisia started its second phase

Posted on 13 Dec, 2019

KfW in agreement with the Tunisian Government, represented by the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), is making available a credit line of up to 140 million Euros

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Von der Leyen in Addis Ababa - Close cooperation with African Union planned

Posted on 11 Dec, 2019

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Launch of Zimbabwe’s LEDS

Posted on 11 Dec, 2019

The government of Zimbabwe officially launched its long-term low emission development strategy (LEDS)

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Improving the quality of employment for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Egypt

Posted on 10 Dec, 2019

For the GIZ project Labour Market Access Project (LMAP) in Egypt, GFA implements one field of activity: Improving the quality of employment for small and medium-sized enterprises

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Finance for Employment Promotion - Implementation Phase Kick-Off in Tunis

Posted on 9 Dec, 2019

As part of the KfW-funded TA program MSME Finance for Employment Promotion (phase II), the first project seminar was held in Tunis

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Training workshop in Lagos for the SLIPTA program

Posted on 6 Dec, 2019

On 25 November the “Training Workshop for Laboratory Quality Managers on Mentoring Skills Development for the implementation of the SLIPTA Program was lauched in Lagos, Nigeria

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GFA BRIDGES - supported projects in 2019

Posted on 4 Dec, 2019

Instead of Christmas presents for our business partners, GFA donates the equivalent amount to social projects selected by GFA BRIDGES

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Pandemic prevention training in the ECOWAS region

Posted on 4 Dec, 2019

The regional BMZ-funded and EU co-funded program Support to Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS Region (RPPP) implemented by GIZ aims to strengthen human resources in the ECOWAS region

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Sustainable Energy Programme in Senegal - Programme Energies Durables au Sénégal

Posted on 4 Dec, 2019

In partnership with AME, the GIZ Sustainable Energies Programme is launching an ideas competition to reward four best innovative projects in energy efficiency

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GFA newsletter 4/2019: THE ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT FOR LABOR AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS

Posted on 2 Dec, 2019

Sustainability is a key issue in development and core standards related to human rights, labor, work safety and health are accepted as benchmarks to achieve sustainability in production

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African Business Network joins Compact with Africa Summit in Berlin

Posted on 2 Dec, 2019

Heads of state and high-ranking delegations of twelve compact countries, and representatives of German corporations have followed the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel to an Africa investment summit in Berlin on 19 Nov, 2019

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Study on the assessment of business incubators in Serbia launched at EUBID Conference in Belgrade

Posted on 2 Dec, 2019

The GFA-led EU project launched the study on the assessment of business incubators iin Serbia at the EUBID Conference

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GFA acquires first-ever project on cybersecurity

Posted on 29 Nov, 2019

The GFA Governance Department acquired a project on cybersecurity funded by the EU. Tendered under the recently established EU4Digital Programme

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European Council on Foreign Relations contracts GFA B.I.S. for SunSystems implementation

Posted on 27 Nov, 2019

GFA B.I.S. is pleased to announce a new customer in the not-for-profit sector. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European think-tank with offices in seven European capitals

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City of Hamburg honors GFA as family-friendly company

Posted on 25 Nov, 2019

On 4 Nov 2019, Melanie Leonhard, Senator for Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Integration of the Hamburg Senate awarded GFA a certificate for family-friendly employment policies

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TVET Summer School 2019

Posted on 22 Nov, 2019

From 9-13 September 2019, 16 experts from 12 different countries participated in the first TVET Summer School in Hamburg

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Lebanon Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Finance Facility at International Beirut Energy Forum in Beirut

Posted on 24 Oct, 2019

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Video about Albanian Agritourism project

Posted on 22 Oct, 2019

GFA supports Agritourism in Albania through improved access to finance and technical assistance

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GFA backstopper visits Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa project in Albania

Posted on 15 Oct, 2019

Andreas Graefen of GFA headquarters visited the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa project in Albania during 16-20 Sept, 2019

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Green Economy Financing Facility project in Uzbekistan launched

Posted on 27 Sep, 2019

Small businesses in Uzbekistan will be able to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy measures thanks to access to a Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) that was signed with Ipak Yuli Bank on 10 Sept, 2019

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GFA Certification supports small rubber farmers in Thailand

Posted on 25 Sep, 2019

GFA Certification supports small rubber farmers in Thailand on their way towards responsible management of their rubber plantations

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Training workshop on the transport of infectious substances

Posted on 19 Sep, 2019

From September 9-13, 2019, the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) and its partners, GFA Consulting Group and Fondation Mérieux, conducted a training of trainers workshop in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

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Lebanon energy project relaunched

Posted on 17 Sep, 2019

The relaunch event of the Lebanon Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing Facility (LEEREFF) took place at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon on 11 July, 2019

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GFA supports climate strike in Hamburg

Posted on 16 Sep, 2019

The globally organized climate strikes are aiming at the sustainable use of our resources so that we can continue to live in a world that is worth living in for all.

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Continental meeting on harmonization in digitalization in Addis Ababa

Posted on 10 Sep, 2019

The Policy and Regulatory Initiative for a Digital Africa (PRIDA) organized a continental meeting on harmonization in digitalization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 2-6 Sept, 2019

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GFA newsletter 3/2019: PROMOTING BIODIVERSITY-BASED PRODUCTS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIVELIHOODS AND THE PROTECTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Posted on 9 Sep, 2019

From its very beginnings, GFA has taken on biodiversity conservation in natural resource management

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GFA at Connecti in Köln - German-French job fair

Posted on 16 Aug, 2019

Our recruitment team will take part in the German-French job fair Connecti on 26 September 2019

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Indonesian government appreciates TRANSFORMASI for positive contributions to public service innovation

Posted on 16 Aug, 2019

GFA has been implementing the project TRANSFORMASI (Transforming Administration – Strengthening Innovation) on behalf of GIZ in Indonesia since 2017

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Improving the quality of employment for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Egypt

Posted on 6 Aug, 2019

In the GIZ project Labour Market Access Project (LMAP) in Egypt the quality of employment for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is improved

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GFA B.I.S. relaunches its new website

Posted on 2 Aug, 2019

GFA B.I.S., a member of GFA Consulting Group, presents its new website www.gfa-bis.de with a new design and an updated product portfolio

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Social security for the poor in Tanzania

Posted on 2 Aug, 2019

After eight years of implementation, the project “Social Security for the Poor to Improve Maternal, Neonatal Health and HIV Prevention” in cooperation with KfW and the Tanzanian National Health Insurance Fund ended on 31 May, 2019

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

Posted on 17 Jul, 2019

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

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Matchmaking event of Albanian Agribusiness Support Facility project

Posted on 16 Jul, 2019

In a series of matchmaking events, GFA brought together Albanian agribusinesses and financial institutions

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C³ training course in Serbia: New teaching approach about energy efficiency in schools in Serbia

Posted on 4 Jul, 2019

In Kruševac GFA’s C³ Unit for Better Learning held a training workshop on improving energy efficiency (EE) in schools and households in May 2019

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Ukraine lays foundation for the implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union

Posted on 3 Jul, 2019

On 19 June 2019, Ms Klimpush-Tsintsadze and Mr Hugues Mingarelli attended the final meeting of the Steering Committee of the EU-funded Association4U project

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Fellows contribute effectively to implementing EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Posted on 27 Jun, 2019

On 21 June 2019, GFA celebrated more than 300 fellows who successfully participated in an EU-funded Fellowship Program of the Association4U project at an energetic location on the banks of the Dnipro river

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Closing event of EU project in Nepal

Posted on 25 Jun, 2019

After four and a half years of implementation, the EU-funded Nepal Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) project came to an end on 12 June, 2019

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Video about Biodiversity-based products (BBP ASEAN) project

Posted on 24 Jun, 2019

The BBP ASEAN launched an amazing video about the projects in three different ASEAN member states

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