ALL News 2023

ENHANCING DIGITAL SKILLS OF RESIDENTS EASES ACCESS TO PUBLIC SERVICES IN KYRGYZSTAN

Posted on 18 Jun, 2024

From 17-20 April 2024, 100 residents from four new settlements in the city of Osh were trained on how to access digital public services. This training was part of the project ARAKET: For a Better Life in New Settlements in Kyrgyzstan of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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GFA NETWORKING AROUND UKRAINE RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

Posted on 12 Jun, 2024

In the middle of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, the German capital this week hosted the highly regarded regarded Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2024). In several side events, participants from GFA Consulting Group were also able to make contacts with important players and learned about the current status at numerous panels.

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CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECT STARTED IN COLOMBIA

Posted on 7 Jun, 2024

The Natural Resources Management & Environment Department at GFA signed a contract for consultancy services with the National Natural Parks of Colombia (PNNC). The four-year project on behalf of KfW aims at consolidating protected area management and improving connectivity in priority corridors.

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NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE MANAGEMENT DURING CONFLICTS: LESSONS FROM UKRAINE

Posted on 5 Jun, 2024

On May 29, the picturesque city of Geneva, Switzerland hosted a crucial symposium on the man-agement of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Ukraine amidst the ongoing war.

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PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HYDROGEN ECONOMY IN SOUTH AFRICA - PROJECT STUDY PUBLISHED

Posted on 23 May, 2024

The activities included in this project are focused on the improvement of the conditions for companies to participate in a South African green hydrogen economy - now the study about "PtX business opportunities in South Africa – market potential & value chain analysis" is available.

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HAMBURG'S FINANCE SENATOR DRESSEL VISITS GFA

Posted on 22 May, 2024

On May 22, Dr. Andreas Dressel (SPD), Hamburg's Finance Senator and Member of the Hamburg Parliament for Alstertal/Walddörfer, visited GFA headquarters in Hamburg Volksdorf. During a tour of the GFA campus, Dressel learned about GFA's work in projects worldwide and in the Hanseatic city itself.

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SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION OF GFA AND GKW AT IFAT 2024

Posted on 16 May, 2024

GFA Consulting Group and GKW Consult, both members of GFA Group, showcased their expertise at IFAT 2024, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, from May 13 to 17. With over 3,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors, IFAT is the world's largest environmental trade fair and a key platform for industry leaders.

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NEW PROJECT – MANAGING SHORT-TERM EXPERTS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT IN JORDAN

Posted on 29 Apr, 2024

Over the next two years, GFA will support the multi-donor action "Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Economic Development and Employment in Jordan (E4DE)" by identifying and mobilizing short-term experts to contribute to improving the Jordanian business environment and strengthening entrepreneurship capacities.

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ARAKET PROJECT IN KYRGYZSTAN REDUCES VULNERABILITIES OF RESIDENTS IN HAZARDOUS SETTLEMENTS

Posted on 16 Apr, 2024

The project ARAKET: For a Better Life in New Settlements in Kyrgyzstan of SDC aims at contributing to the improvement of residents’ livelihood in eleven new settlements around Bishkek and Osh cities in Kyrgyzstan. During the project's first phase, the GFA team on behalf of SDC is particularly striving for outputs in the improvement of job and income opportunities for women in these areas.

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INVEST FOR JOBS – VIDEO ABOUT THE SALT INDUSTRY PUBLISHED

Posted on 8 Apr, 2024

As part of it's mission to support SMEs in the salt industry in Senegal, the "Renforcement des capacités des PME dans l'Industrie du Sel" (Emploi Sel) project and its "Invest for Jobs" program organized the first Salt Industry Business Forum in Kaolack from 25 to 27 October. Partners were UNICEF, the Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL), Nutrition International (NI) and the Conseil National du Développement de la Nutrition (CNDN).

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STRENGTHENING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN RWANDA

Posted on 5 Apr, 2024

GFA is implementing the project "Strengthening Women's Economic Empowerment in Rwanda" on behalf of GIZ from March 2024 to December 2025. It aims to address unemployment and underemployment in Rwanda with a special focus on women's empowerment.

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IMPROVING FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA

Posted on 4 Apr, 2024

The project focuses on organizational and capacity development of public entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) as well as training and coaching of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) using the SME Loop approach and improved access to finance.

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INVESTMENT CASE PUBLISHED: COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERVENTIONS TO TACKLE NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN UKRAINE

Posted on 20 Mar, 2024

GFA, together with its partners, conducted a non-communicable diseases Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) to identify the most cost-effective NCD interventions in Ukraine. This research was modeled to address NCDs in four regions of Ukraine.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM OF GFA GROUP MEETS IN HAMBURG

Posted on 12 Mar, 2024

The managing directors from GFA Group companies met in Hamburg at the beginning of March for their annual strategy meeting. In addition to the personal exchange about the activities and current framework conditions of the individual companies, the central topic of the meeting was, above all, the further development of GFA Group as a common platform.

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LESSONS FROM AFGHANISTAN – SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CIVILIAN ENGAGEMENT IN CRISIS AFFECTED COUNTRIES

Posted on 29 Feb, 2024

Our company has been part of the joint inter-ministerial and strategic evaluation of the civilian engagement of three German ministries in Afghanistan between 2013 and 2021, namely the German Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmt.

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GFA NEWSLETTER - GFA Stands by the People of Ukraine

Posted on 23 Feb, 2024

On 24 February two years ago, Russia invaded Ukraine. Through its staff and projects, GFA has long individual and professional ties to the country. As Europeans, colleagues and partners, GFA personnel is committed to supporting Ukraine’s path to peace, prosperity and EU accession.

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GFA AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FROM TANZANIAN TAX AUTHORITY

Posted on 15 Feb, 2024

GFA was awarded with a first-position Certificate of Merit from the Tanzanian Tax Authority for its outstanding tax compliance in the Dodoma District in 2023. The acknowledgment was received by the office manager of GFA´s branch in the country during the Taxpayer Appreciation Day ceremony that took place in Dar Es Salaam on 5 Dec, 2023.

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GFA AWARDED IRRIGATION PROJECT PIGO PLUS IN BURKINA FASO

Posted on 24 Jan, 2024

GFA, in cooperation with SHER and DEC Ltd., has been awarded the contract for the implementation of the KfW-funded irrigation project PIGO plus from 2024 to 2029. The project’s objective is to establish a basis for sustainable agriculture in selected catchment areas in the west of Burkina Faso to improve food security and create income opportunities for the local population

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PRIVATE SECTOR CELEBRATES ETHIOPIAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM FESTIVAL

Posted on 18 Dec, 2023

From November 24 to 25, we celebrated the Ethiopian startup ecosystem with a conference - the Ethiopian Startup Ecosystem Festival. For two days, we brought together all the key stakeholders in the startup scene and discussed key issues that we have been following and advising on through our Private Sector Development in Ethiopia (PSD-E) project.

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SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT “PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HYDROGEN ECONOMY IN SOUTH AFRICA”

Posted on 15 Dec, 2023

Exciting times with the H2.SA project "Promoting the development of a hydrogen economy in South Africa - Renewable H2 market potential and value chain analysis", GFA has implemented on behalf of GIZ.

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GREEN AND DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB AT KENYA INNOVATION WEEK

Posted on 12 Dec, 2023

The Green and Digital Innovation Hub Kenya (gDIH) was launched at the Kenya Innovation Week on November 27. This groundbreaking initiative, implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German government and the European Union, aims to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya.

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EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY REVISES CODE OF ETHICS

Posted on 11 Dec, 2023

GFA is an active member of the German Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI). The German Association is a member of the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA), which represents the engineering consultancy industry in Europe.

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SUPPORTING THE BLOOD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN UKRAINE

Posted on 6 Dec, 2023

In Germany and other European countries, donated blood and blood products are often just enough to cover the needs. In Ukraine, however, and since the start of the full-scale war in February 2022, blood donation has become an act of supporting national security.

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UKRAINE'S LARGEST NCD NATIONAL FORUM ADDRESSES PUBLIC HEALTH-CHALLENGES

Posted on 28 Nov, 2023

GFA, alongside partners such as the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Public Health Centre of Ukraine, hosted a significant NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) National Forum in Kyiv on November 14-15, 2023.

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PROJECT START IN PERU: PROMOTION AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST PRODUCTION

Posted on 23 Nov, 2023

On November 15, GFA's Natural Resources Management and Environment department signed a new contract with Peru's National Forestry and Wildlife Service for nearly 2 million euros in technical assistance for the program, which is financed by KfW on behalf of German-Peruvian cooperation.

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GFA TAKES STRIDES TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY WITH NEW SOLAR INSTALLATIONS

Posted on 21 Nov, 2023

In a significant move towards sustainability, GFA has recently enhanced its environmental commitment by installing 74 photovoltaic modules on the main building at its Hamburg headquarters.

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GFA SEE CELEBRATED 10 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL ENERGY PROJECTS IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

Posted on 20 Nov, 2023

On October 26, GFA South East Europe (GFA SEE), a subsidiary of GFA, celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Barrel House in Belgrade. In the presence of government representatives, donor community, experts and colleagues from GFA Consulting Group, the event featured a panel discussion on the social aspects of green transition.

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AMAZING VIDEO ABOUT THE BIODIVERSITY PROJECT ICBF IN LAO PDR

Posted on 16 Nov, 2023

The Integrated Conservation of Biodiversity and Forest project, a joint project between the Government of Lao PDR and the German Federal Government, has been working since 2015 to manage and conserve more than 900,000 hectares of critical biodiversity landscapes in northern and central Laos.The project recently produced an amazing video about their work and the wildlife.

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IMPROVEMENT OF INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE LAKE CHAD BASIN

Posted on 9 Nov, 2023

Water shortage, environmental degradation and climate change are main challenges in the Lake Chad Basin, which are accelerated by rapid population growth and volatile social, economic and political developments in the region. The Lake Chad Basin Commission was established to address these challenges by managing the water resources.

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REDEFINING Power-to-X (PtX): THE CRITICAL ROLE OF SUSTAINABLE CARBON SOURCING

Posted on 25 Oct, 2023

In a world grappling with climate challenges, the Power-to-X (PtX) industry is emerging as a beacon of hope, promising to transform our carbon woes into sustainable solutions. A key lynchpin in this transformation is sustainable carbon sourcing - a new study shows why.

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MEETING OF THE GIZ TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON ENERGY-CLIMATE ACTION-TRANSPORT AT GFA

Posted on 24 Oct, 2023

The GIZ Technical Working Group on Energy-Climate Action-Transport meets twice a year to exchange on concepts and approaches related to greenhouse gas emissions in the context of  transport and mobility.

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY IN UKRAINE - Mental Health for Ukraine (MH4U)

Posted on 10 Oct, 2023

On 10 October, the annual Mental Health Day is commemorated in Ukraine, too. In this context, a recent exchange of experiences is remarkable. On September 11-15, two projects supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) joined forces to facilitate the transfer of best practices within the region.

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LAUNCHING PROJECT MISSION IN MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE: A LIFELINE FOR MYKOLAIV'S WATER SUPPLY

Posted on 21 Sep, 2023

These days, GFA is conducting a global diagnosis of the city’s entire water supply system funded by the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC). The examination prepares the ground for ICRC plans to extend its support beyond repairing current damage to a more long-term, holistic and structured approach.

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BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN HUMAN, ANIMAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – GFA Newsletter September 2023

Posted on 19 Sep, 2023

Not many people know that 75 % of newly emerging diseases are caused by zoonosis such as HIV, Ebola, swine and bird flu, which are transferred from animals to humans. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has been a bitter reminder of the interconnectedness of all life forms on our planet. Unfortunately but most probably there is more to come.

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INAUGURATION OF GFA'S OFFICE IN BERLIN

Posted on 8 Aug, 2023

For the many years that GFA has actively carried out projects in Berlin, the company has not had a joint office there until now. This meant that many GFA colleagues in Berlin only met rarely or not at all. It is for this reason that we are particularly pleased that we could finally celebrate the official inauguration of our Berlin office together with our colleagues and guests on 13 July 2023. 

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WORLD RANGER DAY CELEBRATED IN ALBANIA - Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa

Posted on 31 Jul, 2023

On 31 July 2023, the annual World Ranger Day is celebrated  in protected areas worldwide. For GFA and our project partners alike this is an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to protect the national park and its wildlife. Rangers, who are often considered the physical guards of biodiversity in protected areas.

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GFA MANAGING DIRECTOR IN JUNE EDITION OF INGENIUM – GERMAN CONSULTANTS IN A FRAGILE WORLD

Posted on 26 Jul, 2023

An article in the June edition of Ingenium , a magazine for planners issued by the German Federation of Consulting Engineers (VBI), deals with “Consulting under Global Challenges - German Consultants in a Fragile World” (pp 34-36)

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ACTS CONSORTIUM WINS PRESTIGIOUS GREEN DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB IN KENYA

Posted on 19 Jul, 2023

On 30 June, 2023, the GIZ Digital Transformation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya announced the African Centre for Technology Studies as the winning consortium for the Green Digital Innovation Hub

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INITIATIVE FOR DIGITAL AFRICA UNLOCKS FUTURE INTERNET BENEFITS

Posted on 17 Jul, 2023

After more than four years of intensive and prolific work that started in 2018, GFA successfully completed the Policy and Regulatory Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA). This was a technical assistance project, which was implemented in partnership with the African Union Commission on the basis of funding by the EU.

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GREEN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN JORDAN SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

Posted on 11 Jul, 2023

The Green Business Development Project in Jordan was successfully concluded in mid 2023, after BMZ had commissioned GIZ with the implementation of the Green Action in Enterprises (GAIN) project to support stakeholders in the introduction of green economy approaches to the industrial sector.

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THE DANUBE WATER CONFERENCE OFFERED NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Posted on 23 Jun, 2023

As a company passionate about the water sector, GFA was thrilled to attend and participate as an exhibitor in the Danube Water Conference “Navigating changing waters” in Vienna from 31 May to 2 June, 2023. It was inspiring to hear about the numerous ongoing and upcoming  initiatives in the water sector.

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: A REMINDER OF THE URGENT NEED FOR SAFE PASSAGE FOR ALL

Posted on 20 Jun, 2023

Every year, World Refugee Day on 20 June celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. The Day’s 2023 theme is “hope away from home.” This theme reflects the situation of millions of refugees in the world.

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UKRAINE: INTEGRATION OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TO ADDRESS NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Posted on 14 Jun, 2023

GFA led the project Act4Health in Ukraine, which provides help and support for the people that need it the most affected - those with chronic health conditions and predominant Non-Communicable Diseases (NDC). The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supports the project.

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ETHIOPIA: BUILDING CAPACITIES TO IMPROVE SERVICES FOR START-UPS, SMALL AND GROWING BUSINESSES

Posted on 7 Jun, 2023

Within the frame of a GIZ-funded PrivateSector Development in Ethiopia (PSD-E, Output 3), GFA initiated a project to build the capacity of intermediaries and incubators in Ethiopia so that they can improve and extend services to Ethiopian start-ups and small and growing businesses.

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GFA SUPPORTS THE VBI CAMPAIGN DIE AUSDENKER - The Re-Thinkers

Posted on 31 May, 2023

The German Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI) launched a campaign in 2023 to celebrate the people they call Die Ausdenker: Germany’s consulting engineers and architects - The Re-Thinkers. The campaign shines a light on the profession of engineers as drivers of innovation in the face of technical, economic, and ecological challenges.

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MACHINE LEARNING FOR EARTH OBSERVATION – SUCCESSFUL TRAINING IN KIGALI

Posted on 30 May, 2023

As part of the initiative FAIR Forward implemented by GIZ on behalf of German Federal Ministry of Development and Economic Cooperation together with Rwanda Space Agency, GFA developed a curriculum aimed at providing training to aspiring data scientists in  Machine Learning for Earth Observation (ML4EO).

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BELIZE: FIVE WOMEN IN RENEWABLE ENERGY (WIRE) AWARDED

Posted on 26 May, 2023

On April 17, 2023, the Belize Ministry of Energy recognized five Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) who have significantly contributed to the sustainable energy transition in Belize. The European Union supported the award through a GFA project titled, LAIT UP BELIZE!

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SUCCESSFUL PROJECT CLOSURE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN JORDAN

Posted on 24 May, 2023

In April 2023, GFA successfully completed the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Jordan (EEPB) project.

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TODAY IS WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY - PROTECTING ECOSYSTEMS

Posted on 22 May, 2023

We celebrate biodiversity by reaffirming our commitment to protecting ecosystems through capacity development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where we work

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LAUNCH OF FIJI EPHYTOS ENHANCED SERVICES

Posted on 2 May, 2023

Over the past 11 months, GFA implemented a project in Fiji to improve the ePhyto (digital plant health certification) system and roll out ePhyto certificates nationwide

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CONSORTIUM TO ESTABLISH AND RUN A GREEN DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB (gDIH) IN KENYA

Posted on 1 May, 2023

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HOW NEW TRENDS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR ARE INFLUENCING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Posted on 27 Apr, 2023

Digitalization has become an essential consideration in the energy sector, while the production and use of green hydrogen is expected to become a game changer

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VETTOOLBOX – STRENGTHEN DIGITAL COMPETENCIES IN VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Posted on 14 Apr, 2023

Digital skills are considered a key competence of the 21st century, but how can we target and develop digital competencies in Technical Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education?

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SUPPORTING ARTICLE 6 COOPERATION - PROJECT START IN ZAMBIA

Posted on 12 Apr, 2023

On 28 March 2023, the Supporting Article 6 Cooperation (SPAR6C) program was officially launched by Honorable Eng. Collins Nzovu, Minister of the Zambian Green Economy and Environment Ministry

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HEALTH FOR ALL: HOW GFA IS WORKING TO STRENGTHEN AND IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD

Posted on 7 Apr, 2023

GFA is pleased to announce that together with the company Tractebel, we have signed an agreement on a transfer of ownership of GKW Consult GmbH to GFA Holding AG. The agreement was signed on 21 March 2023

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GKW CONSULT, FORMER MEMBER OF TRACTEBEL, JOINS GFA GROUP

Posted on 27 Mar, 2023

GFA is pleased to announce that together with the company Tractebel, we have signed an agreement on a transfer of ownership of GKW Consult GmbH to GFA Holding AG. The agreement was signed on 21 March 2023

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WORLD WATER DAY 2023: ACCELERATING CHANGE

Posted on 23 Mar, 2023

World Water Day is a global observance held annually on 22 March to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater resources and the need for sustainable water management

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#LEGALTECHFORLEGALAID: ENABLING ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN ZAMBIA

Posted on 10 Mar, 2023

“Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency” (EnACT), a GIZ supported project in Zambia, just won the Techtrends Zambia Awards 2022 under the category “Tech for Good”

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STARTING SIGNAL FOR A PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ACADEMY IN IVORY COAST

Posted on 2 Feb, 2023

GFA as the implementing agency for IFE is proud to report: The Eranove Group has developed a program to train engineers and managers for the African continent

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GFA B.I.S SUNSYSTEMS USER DAY IN BERLIN

Posted on 13 Dec, 2022

On 17 November 2022 GFA B.I.S. conducted the “1st GFA BIS SunSystems User day” in Berlin

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GFA BRIDGES – DONATION FOR EMERGENCY PROJECTS IN UKRAINE

Posted on 7 Dec, 2022

Instead of giving Christmas presents to its business partners, GFA contributes yearly to a fund for charitable projects supported by employees

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SUPPORTING SPAR6C - SUCCESSFUL FIRST SCOPING MISSION IN ZAMBIA

Posted on 17 Nov, 2022

In September 2022, a team of GFA consultants led a successful first SPAR6C scoping mission to Zambia. The SPAR6C program (Supporting Preparedness for Article 6 Cooperation) is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) 

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DIGITAL INNOVATION UNIT VISITS RWANDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on 16 Nov, 2022

The African continent remains the primary target region for GFA Consulting Group GmbH. East Africa has become a technology hub with many startups and research

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STRENGTHENING DROUGHT RESILIENCE OF PASTORALISTS IN THE KARAMOJA SUB-REGION, UGANDA

Posted on 18 Oct, 2022

The northeast of Uganda is in the grip of a severe drought, leaving more than half a million people at risk of starvation. GFA team is assisting the Ugandan government in constructing three medium-sized dams that will provide water all year around

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SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION: SUBSIDIES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN KOSOVO (SEEK)

Posted on 11 Oct, 2022

In 2019, MCC/MFK contracted GFA together with HPC International to identify the best technical and financial model to implement energy efficiency measures, and thus decrease energy consumption in Kosovo

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STUDY PUBLISHED BY ÖKO-INSITUT AND HEAT ON THE COP27 CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN SHARM EL-SHEIKH

Posted on 6 Oct, 2022

The study provides an overview of the status of international climate negotiations and issues at stake at the COP27 climate change conference

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Launch of the Joint Action for Sustainable Development platform

Posted on 28 Sep, 2022

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TRADE EFFLUENT MONITORING CAMPAIGN IN LUSAKA

Posted on 25 Aug, 2022

As part of the GIZ Reform of the Water Sector II program in Zambia, GFA conducted theoretical and practical training sessions for the Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company personnel

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GFA NEWSLETTER 02/2022 - THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

Posted on 19 Aug, 2022

The European Green Deal is the European Union policy approach that provides the framework and the resources for Europeans to contribute to solving the global climate change challenges

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Nils Annen, Parliamentary Secretary of the BMZ visiting GFA in Hamburg

Posted on 18 Aug, 2022

Our management board was pleased to welcome the Parliamentary Secretary of the BMZ, Niels Annen

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LAUNCH OF A HEALTH INFORMATION WEBSITE FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Posted on 11 Aug, 2022

Within the EU project “Support to Ukraine for developing a modern public health dystem” GFA has launched a website for Ukraine refugees in European countries: www.treatment4ukraine.com

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OFFICIAL EPHYTO PROJECT LAUNCH - GFA SUPPORTS THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE GLOBAL FIJIAN AGRI-FOOD TRADE

Posted on 10 Aug, 2022

In the presence of numerous distinguished guests from Fiji‘s private and public sectors, the Fiji ePhyto project was officially launched on 18 July 2022 in Suva, Fiji

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PROJECT “LEARNING NETWORKS IN MUNICIPAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN MEXICO” SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

Posted on 8 Aug, 2022

GFA has successfully completed the “Learning Networks in Municipal Energy Management Systems” project in Mexico

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CONSISTENTLY SUSTAINABLE - GFA INTRODUCES THE FAIRPHONE 4

Posted on 3 Aug, 2022

Life without smartphones is unthinkable, but unfortunately, their ecological footprint is problematic. GFA has decided, for this reason, to provide employees who are due a new company mobile phone with a Fairphone 4

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GREEN TVET SCHOOL – DUAL TVET FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY 17 OCTOBER – 25 NOVEMBER 2022

Posted on 20 Jul, 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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BUSINESS TRAINING FOR ETHIOPIAN INTERMEDIARIES

Posted on 11 Jul, 2022

The first training session in the project “Private Sector Development in Ethiopia (Output 3)” focused on how to help Ethiopian business intermediaries achieve financial sustainability

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WOMEN X ENERGY - PROGRAM CLOSING EVENT AS PART OF THE PROJECT ‘SUBSIDIES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN KOSOVO (SEEK)’

Posted on 6 Jul, 2022

From September 2019 until May 2022, GFA, in partnership with HPC International, successfully implemented a pioneering Women in Energy Efficiency (WEE) intervention activity to support women-owned businesses in the Republic of Kosovo with energy-efficient equipment and appliances

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GFA celebrates its 40th anniversary - event videos

Posted on 5 Jul, 2022

This year, between 18 May and 1 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 - watch the event summaries online

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Perspectives for Senegal - What are the options for activities adapted to the needs of the populations?

Posted on 5 Jul, 2022

We took our 40th company anniversary as an opportunity to produce an impressive film about Senegal and our projects for vocational training and employment in the country

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WEBSITE LAUNCH OF THE JOINT ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 4 Jul, 2022

The Joint Action for Sustainable Development project, which is financed by the budget of the Federal Chancelleryand implemented by GFA, has launched the landing page ofits website, inviting organizations around Germany to register their sustainability initiative on a national web platform

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VISIT OF THE PRESPA PROJECT IN ALBANIA ON THE OCCASION OF GFA´s 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted on 21 Jun, 2022

Linked with GFA´s 40th anniversary celebrations, Anja Desai, GFA managing director, as well as Paul van der Poel, GFA director Natural Resources Management and Environment, visited Albania

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PROJECT CLIENTS VISIT COMPOSTING PLANT IN CERRIK ALBANIA

Posted on 13 Jun, 2022

A delegation visited our project in Albania, a composting plant in the municipality of Cërrik.

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Grant agreement signed with the Society for Family Health (SFH)

Posted on 13 Jun, 2022

The Facility Investing for Employment announces the signature of a new grant agreement with an NGO in Rwanda

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SARANDA RECYCLING WEEK

Posted on 12 Jun, 2022

On April 18-22, 2022, the city of Saranda, Albania organized the "Saranda Recycling Week"

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Call for Proposals in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia

Posted on 9 Jun, 2022

The Facility Investing for Employment launches a new Call for Proposals in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia

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PEACE EDUCATION HANDBOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION

Posted on 8 Jun, 2022

On behalf of GIZ GFA developed the Peace Education Handbook for the Great Lakes Region in English and French

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RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM IV IN ALBANIA - DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN PRESENTATION

Posted on 7 Jun, 2022

Beginning of April, the expert team of GFA and ValuAdd presented to the UK Himara Management a draft business plan developed within the framework of the project “Rural Water Supply Program IV (RWSP IV)” accompanying measures

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START OF TWO NEW PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA TO STRENGTHEN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

Posted on 30 May, 2022

GFA began implementing two new projects in Ethiopia: They are part of the program module “Strengthening Rural Value Chains (SRVC)”

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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 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!

Read more

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

Read more

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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First EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials Conference

Posted on 16 Nov, 2020

Join the 1st EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials Conference on 24 - 25 November

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CLIMATE PROTECTION THROUGH AVOIDED DEFORESTATION - A SUCCESS STORY IN LAOS

Posted on 15 Nov, 2020

During a project visit on 19-23 Oct 2020, German Ambassador to Laos, Jens Lütkenherm, called ten years of German technical and financial cooperation related to climate protection through avoided deforestation in the Huaphan Province a success story

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CLIMATE PROTECTION THROUGH AVOIDED DEFORESTATION PROJECT IN VIETIANE TIMES

Posted on 15 Nov, 2020

On 22 December 2020 the VIENTIANE TIMES published an article about the finished CliPAD project in Laos. 

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GFA PRESENCE AT THE GLOBAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM (IGF)

Posted on 12 Nov, 2020

he technical assistance to the Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA) prepared and supported an Africa Union Commission (AUC) workshop

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

Posted on 11 Dec, 2019

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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GFA newsletter 2/2019: The GFA Climate & Energy Cluster

Posted on 19 Jun, 2019

Coping with the climate crisis and moving from fossil fuel-driven development towards a low-carbon economy poses one of the biggest global challenges

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Mobile employment agencies for the rural population in Morocco

Posted on 18 Jun, 2019

The GIZ project Mobile Employment Agencies for the Rural Population in Morocco ended on 31 May, 2019

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Register now: TVET Hamburg Summer School

Posted on 13 Jun, 2019

TVET Hamburg is glad to launch a Summer School program „Vocational Education and Training in Germany“ which will be held on 9-13 September 2019 in Hamburg

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Launch of first co-working space in Tunisia

Posted on 11 Jun, 2019

On 10 May 2019, the first public Co-Working Space in Tunisia opened at the Cyberparc in Kairouan

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GFA participates in Business and Investment Forum during Africa Day in Hamburg

Posted on 3 Jun, 2019

Managing Director Schaefer-Kehnert of GFA, accompanied by experts from the company's Education, Skills and Employment Department, joined African diaspora in Germany in celebrating Africa Day in Hamburg on 22 May, 2019

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Hamburg's tribute to 70 years of German Constitution

Posted on 23 May, 2019

GFA Consulting Group has its headquarters in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Honoring the 70th anniversary of the German Constitution, the city's most widely read newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt and the Zeit Foundation have implemented a special idea - summarizing the Basic Law in a short film

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BMZ visits Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa Project

Posted on 22 May, 2019

On May 7, 2019 Mr. Achim Mortier of the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) in charge of German cooperation projects in Albania, paid a visit to Prespa National Park

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Earth Day celebration in Prespa National Park in Albania

Posted on 21 May, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22, 2019. It aims at raising awareness about the importance of nature and sensitizing institutions and communities accordingly

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Market for local fruits and cereals in Senegal

Posted on 13 May, 2019

GFA experts have shared innovative food processing techniques with 50 young women in cooperation with the local vocational training center in Mbacké

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Promoting women's participation in local affairs in Tunisia

Posted on 7 May, 2019

On April 25 2019, GFA Consulting Group and CILG VNG International organized an interactive side event on The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Women's Participation in Local Affairs as part of the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

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Installation of Photovoltaics in Amman, Jordan

Posted on 18 Apr, 2019

The Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Program in Jordan is financed by KfW and implemented by GFA in a consortium with Engicon (Jordan)

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Erosion control program in Madagascar

Posted on 17 Apr, 2019

Impressive pictures from our Madagascar where GFA is implementing the KfW-funded program de Lutte Anti Erosive PLAE IV

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Art meets GFA – Fariborz Rahnama

Posted on 10 Apr, 2019

Images that came to mind of artist Fariborz Rahnama after he had a serious accident push outward and aim at emotions and empathy

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Multi-stakeholder event on sustainable financing for protected areas in Laos

Posted on 9 Apr, 2019

On March 13, 2019, the Integrated Conservation of Biodiversity and Forests (ICBF) project hosted a multi-stakeholder exchange event on Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas in Vientiane, Laos

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C³ UNIT LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP IN THREE LANGUAGES

Posted on 8 Apr, 2019

Have a look at our clip, which describes the services we offer. Now our video is even available in three languages: English, French and Spanish.

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GFA promotes agribusiness development at AgroTech Expo & Forum in Albania

Posted on 5 Apr, 2019

The Albanian Agribusiness Support Facility (AASF) participated in the 2nd AgroTech Expo & Forum, a National Fair in Tirana on 15-16 March, 2019

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GFA newsletter 1/2019: Innovations for agriculture in West Africa

Posted on 28 Mar, 2019

For decades, raising agricultural productivity in West Africa has been a major challenge. GFA prioritizes adapted technological and institutional innovations for smallholders

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Improving maternal & newborn care in Cambodia

Posted on 27 Mar, 2019

The project Improving Maternal & Newborn Care in Cambodia held a closure and dissemination workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on March 15, 2019

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Flights by GFA staff now climate-neutral

Posted on 22 Mar, 2019

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GFA BRIDGES – Frisbee tournament in Beirut

Posted on 1 Mar, 2019

On Saturday, 2nd March 2019 they start an ultimate frisbee tournament on the Najmeh Football Field in Manara, Beirut.

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Certification of bamboo producers at Nam Ha ASEAN Heritage Park in Laos

Posted on 27 Feb, 2019

On February 8, 2019, an awarding ceremony was held for the first One District One Product (ODOP) certification in Luang Namtha district in Northern Laos.

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EU TVET project in Belize successfully completed

Posted on 25 Feb, 2019

GFA, commissioned by the European Union concluded the BAM TVET Program in Belize after three years.

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GFA published first sustainability report to the UN Global Compact

Posted on 19 Feb, 2019

In February 2019, GFA has submitted its first communication on progress (COP) report to UNGC

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Prespa Winter Fest on International Wetland Day

Posted on 7 Feb, 2019

On Feb 2, 2019, the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa Project supported a Winter Fest on International Wetland Day in Prespa National Park in Albania

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"YOUR ACTIONS ARE OF GREATER IMPORTANCE" - AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Ministry of Information Policy together with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the EU project Association4U launched the communication campaign "Your actions are of greater importance".

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Quality Translations for Better Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Posted on 23 Jan, 2019

On 16–17 Jan, 2019, the EU project Association4U has held the first conference on Quality Legal Translations for Better Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in Kyiv

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Positive interim results in photovoltaic market project in Tunisia

Posted on 22 Jan, 2019

On 15 Jan 2019, the Reflection Committee (RC) of the Strengthening the Photovoltaic Market project convened in Tunis for its third meeting to discuss the state of activities

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GFA has joined the Principles for Digital Development

Posted on 11 Jan, 2019

GFA has joined the"Principles for Digital Development". It thus commits itself to acting in accordance with the Digital Principles

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Successful TECH MEET'UP DAY in Kairouan, Tunisia

Posted on 9 Jan, 2019

GFA has been implementing the GIZ-funded project Support to Cyberparcs in Tunisia since November 2017

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C³ newsletter edition 11/2018: Capacity development programs

Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

The C³ newsletter 2018 summarizes a selection of capacity development activities implemented around the globe

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Association4U Community building event links EU and Ukraine

Posted on 19 Dec, 2018

The fellowship program of the EU-funded Association4U project entered a new phase on 14 Dec, 2018 when the Association4U Community was called into life and celebrated with the Association4U Community building event

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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. It 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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