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SOLAR KITS FOR KIDS IN JORDAN

Posted on 28 Oct, 2020

Within an EU-funded project, GFA supports the Children’s Museum of Amman through supplying the children with educational material on energy

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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TOGETHER AT THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS ON PUBLIC HEALTH 2020

Posted on 22 Oct, 2020

The EU-funded Supporting Public Health Institutes Program (SPHIP), duly supported by GFA, hosted a round table at this year’s World Congress on Public Health

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LAUNCH OF THE APPLIED URBAN RESEARCH AGENDA IN ECUADOR FOR THE SUSTAINABLE INTERMEDIATE CITIES PROJECT

Posted on 19 Oct, 2020

Since 2018, GFA, in a Consortium with IHS, has been implementing on behalf of GIZ Component 3 of the project Sustainable Intermediate Cities in Ecuador

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RADIO TALK SHOWS ABOUT INNOVATIONS TO RESPOND TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN INDONESIA

Posted on 15 Oct, 2020

As of 2017, GFA has implemented the project TRANSFORMASI on behalf of GIZ in Indonesia. After the COVID-19 outbreak, GFA received additional funding from BMZ to support responses to the pandemic itself

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GFA AND ZIF AGREE ON A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Posted on 14 Oct, 2020

GFA Managing Director, Anja Desai, and ZIF Head of HR, Sarah Degen-Heinemann, met in Hamburg to renew the cooperation between the two companies

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ONLINE COURSE IN MENTAL HEALTH HAS BEEN LAUNCHED IN UKRAINE

Posted on 2 Oct, 2020

The SDC-funded project, Mental Health for Ukraine (MH4U), implemented by GFA in partnership with Implemental and the University of Zurich, launched an online course: Spring School of Mental Health

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BETTER LEARNING AT GFA

Posted on 1 Oct, 2020

The GFA C³ Trainer Network further enhanced its better learning mindframe through the Professional Training course

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MODERNIZED, CLIMATE-FRIENDLY, SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING MANAGEMENT IN ALBANIA

Posted on 30 Sep, 2020

On the 2nd of September 2020, GFA’s Water, Sanitation and Waste Management department launched a new GIZ project in Tirana to address their solid waste and recycling management

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SHORT VIDEO ABOUT AFRICAN UNION POLICY AND REGULATION INITIATIVE FOR DIGITAL AFRICA

Posted on 29 Sep, 2020

Watch the short film about the PRIDA project

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CONGOLESE AUDITOR CANDIDATES RECEIVE ONLINE TRAINING

Posted on 29 Sep, 2020

Projekt-Consult GmbH, member of GFA group implemented an online CTC (Certified Trading Chains) audit training course for auditor candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo financed by BGR.

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PROGRAM-RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN HONDURAS

Posted on 24 Sep, 2020

In response to the temporary demands of vulnerable families of especially affected locations in the program region of Golfo de Fonseca, Honduras

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GFA DEVELOPS VIRTUAL TRAINING COURSES IN HONDURAS

Posted on 23 Sep, 2020

In APRODE II, GFA is supporting the development of a regional training program for both specialists and managers within the administration of Honduran education

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PROJECT EDMITA IN MOROCCO APPROACHES SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Posted on 21 Sep, 2020

We are now on the home stretch of our final activities in the EDMITA project, which is set for completion at the end of October

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WEBSITE FOR INVESTORS IN THE NIGERIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENY SECTOR

Posted on 15 Sep, 2020

In collaboration with Lucid Media, GFA´s Digital Innovation Unit is currently implementing the GIZ project One-Stop-Shop for Investors in the Nigerian renewable/energy efficiency sector

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GFA NEWSLETTER 03//2020: RESILIENT CITIES ARE LIVEABLE CITIES

Posted on 10 Sep, 2020

This newsletter presents GFA’s integrated approach towards urban resilience and discusses tools that support local governments in facing future shocks and stresses

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TV BROADCAST ABOUT WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT IN ZAMBIA

Posted on 11 Aug, 2020

Recently the Zambian TV station Zanis broadcasted a detailed report about the work of our Water and Sanitation project in Zambian Western province.

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NORTHERN KENYAN PROJECT MENTIONED IN NATIONAL NEWSPAPER

Posted on 10 Aug, 2020

Kenya’s national newspaper, “The Standard”, published a detailed article pertaining to a GIZ project being implemented by GFA

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FAO NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS GIZ PROJECT PROINTCAME

Posted on 21 Jul, 2020

The latest FAO newsletter for Colombia involves the topic marketing strategies within the framework of COVID-19

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Call for Expression of Interest - Strengthening Social Entrepreneurship for Migration & Development

Posted on 15 Jul, 2020

GFA has been awarded a mandate from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to implement the new regional project “Strengthening Social Entrepreneurship for Migration & Development”

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MDB ÖZUGUZ AND SENATOR OF FINANCE DR. DRESSEL PAY A VISIT TO GFA

Posted on 14 Jul, 2020

Member of the German Bundestag, Aydan Özuguz, and Senator of Finance of the Hamburg Bürgerschaft, Dr Andreas Dressel, visited GFA headquarters on the outskirts of Hamburg on 10 July, 2020

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PROALAB SUPPORT FOR TRAINING ON COVID-19 LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS IN WEST AFRICA

Posted on 13 Jul, 2020

The outbreak of the corona virus disease in 2019, (COVID-19), that started in the Hubei province of China, has now spread to all continents, affecting 188 countries in all regions

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RADIO CALL-IN SHOWS HAVE REPLACED PUBLIC HEARINGS IN ZAMBIA

Posted on 8 Jul, 2020

GFA is implementing the third component of a GIZ program in Zambia: “Civil society participation in governance reform and poverty reduction (CSPP)”

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GFA PROJECT IN INDIA DONATED FOR COVID-19 FUND

Posted on 6 Jul, 2020

GFA through its KfW-supported project “Community-based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resources Conservation in Manipur, India” donated Rs 25,000 towards the Chief Minister´s COVID-19 Relief Fund

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GFA CLIMATE COMPETENCE CENTER: GREEN HYDROGEN FOR THE TRANSPORT SECTOR IN AFRICA

Posted on 23 Jun, 2020

The GFA Climate Competence Center (CCC) has been working on the ‘Green Hydrogen’ topic since 2018 in South Africa

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GFA NEWSLETTER 02//2020: IMPROVING CYBER RESILIENCE IN EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES

Posted on 17 Jun, 2020

In recent months, the Covid-19 pandemic and its global implica­tions have meant serious challenges for governments, businesses and individuals alike

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PROSECAL- MULTI-SECTORAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME AND BUILDING RESILIENCE - PROJECT VIDEO SUCCESS FAMILY

Posted on 16 Jun, 2020

The film shows the success of the ProSecAl project and its impact on women and beneficiary households

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PROSECAL- MULTI-SECTORAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME AND BUILDING RESILIENCE - THE CULINARY DEMONSTRATION

Posted on 16 Jun, 2020

The film takes a closer look at one of ProSecAl's flagship approaches, the "Culinary Demonstration"

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WEBINAR ON APPROACHES FOR THE EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Posted on 16 Jun, 2020

FAO together with the WWF Landscape financing lab organized a French webinar on approaches for the evaluation of environmental services

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General Water Law consolidates integrated water resource and river basin management in Honduras

Posted on 15 Jun, 2020

In March 2020, the General Directorate of Water Resources of the Ministry of the Environment in Honduras thanked the SDC for its contribution to the consolidation of the legal and regulatory framework

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GFA’s successful contribution to more food security in Togo

Posted on 11 Jun, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, disruptions in domestic food supply chains are emerging as a pressing issue in many countries

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HELPING THE POOR GET THROUGH THE CORONA CRISIS IN MOROCCO

Posted on 9 Jun, 2020

In order to show solidarity and offer support, GIZ in cooperation with Siemens Gamesa and the local association Amis des Écoles has distributed up to 1,250 food packages for poor families in the Midelt region

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GFA ENERGY SECTOR: STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Posted on 8 Jun, 2020

GFA published an Energy strategic paper - it outlines the perspectives held by the GFA energy team about how the energy sector can contribute to establish resilient societies in future by providing sustainable, flexible and resilient energy solutions that are both technically robust and economically feasible

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COMPETITION FOR INNOVATIONS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN INDONESIA

Posted on 4 Jun, 2020

Indonesia’s Ministry of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform has currently requested TRANSFORMASI’s assistance in developing a one-off recognition competition for innovations responding to the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia

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WEBINARS ON FOSTERING GREEN RECOVERY THROUGH CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES

Posted on 3 Jun, 2020

HEAT organized the first of a series of four webinars on Fostering Green Recovery through Climate Technologies

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COOLING-AS-A-SERVICE AS A SUSTAINABLE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on 1 Jun, 2020

Sphere Solutions, a major South African manufacturer of transcritical CO2 systems, and its partners met with five commercial banks in South Africa to discuss cooling-as-a-service (CaaS) for implementing related innovative refrigeration systems in South Africa

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GFA B.I.S. - REMOTE SOLUTIONS DURING CORONA PANDEMIC

Posted on 14 May, 2020

GFA B.I.S. has long been focused on offering to our clients and partners innovative and flexible tools that can be tailored to individual projects’ needs

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GFA SUPPORTS CALL FOR ACTION BY ALLIANCE FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

Posted on 12 May, 2020

The Alliance for Rural Electrification is a network of policy makers, private and public stakeholders to foster the development of decentralized renewable energy solutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America

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GFA NEWSLETTER: CORONA UPDATE, APRIL 2020

Posted on 11 May, 2020

The project teams of GFA are engaged in our partner countries to help limiting the pandemic itself and coping with the immediate effects of the dramatic economic slow-down

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STUDIES PUBLISHED ON CLIMATE PROTECTION AND ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURE

Posted on 7 May, 2020

To what extent can agriculture contribute to climate protection? How can agriculture adapt to climate change? These questions were addressed in studies the proceedings of which have been published in April 2020 by GFA together with the BMEL and other project partners

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BEARING FRUITS – GFA TEAM INTRODUCED INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF TWO NATIONAL PARKS IN IVORY COAST

Posted on 5 May, 2020

For four years, GFA experts have been engaged in developing innovative solutions for the sustainable management and protection of the Taï and Comoé National Parks in Ivory Coast

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SPRING ON VIDEO IN THE PRESPA NATIONAL PARK IN ALBANIA

Posted on 4 May, 2020

Albania, too, is in a nationwide lockdown to fight the Corona pandemic. While people are to stay at home, nature at the project location of the KfW financed project Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa of the Prespa National Park is not in quarantine

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

Posted on 3 May, 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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RE-DESIGN OF STREET IN INDIAN CITY HELPS PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS COMMUTE SAFELY

Posted on 30 Apr, 2020

For two weeks in November 2019, one major road in Coimbatore, a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, changed into a scene of colorful blocks and stripes

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GFA‘S MONITORING & EVALUATION UNIT CONTRIBUTES TO EU’S INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT RESULTS BROCHURE 2019

Posted on 28 Apr, 2020

For two weeks in November 2019, one major road in Coimbatore, a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, changed into a scene of colorful blocks and stripes

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Successful start of fiscal agent project in Chad for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Posted on 17 Apr, 2020

Offering an innovative and flexible approach during the current worldwide Covid-19 crisis, GFA managed to successfully kick-off a new fiscal agent project in Chad for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

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Team leader on TV fighting Covid-19 in Senegal

Posted on 15 Apr, 2020

In Senegal, too, authorities are preparing against the spread of Covid-19

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PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID IN TIMES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN UKRAINE

Posted on 7 Apr, 2020

The Mental Health for Ukraine (MH4U) project has responded to the current Corona crisis by developing resources for Ukrainian citizens and health professionals that help them better cope with the psychological stress caused by the pandemic

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CELEBRATION ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT REHABILITATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN JORDAN

Posted on 6 Apr, 2020

On 9 March, 2020 the finalization of energy-efficient measures at five public buildings in Amman was celebrated in Amman, Jordan

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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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