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Type Development agency
Founded 2011
Location Germany
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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (English: German Development Cooperation (GIZ)), often simply shortened to GIZ, is the main German development agency. It is headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn and provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international education work. The organization's self-declared goal is to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

According to the OECD, Germany’s total ODA (USD 35 billion, preliminary data) increased in 2022 due to an increase in in-donor refugee costs and increased contributions to international organisations. It represented 0.83% of gross national income (GNI).

GIZ's main commissioning party is Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Other commissioners include European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. In its projects GIZ works with partners in national governments, actors from the private sector, civil society and research institutions. Additionally, in cooperation with the German Federal Employment Agency, GIZ operates the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), an agency specialized on international cooperation activities related to global labor mobility.

GIZ was established on 1 January 2011, through the merger of three German international development organizations: the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), and Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung (InWEnt). The merger was overseen by Dirk Niebel, federal development minister from 2009 to 2013. His predecessor had previously tried and failed to merge the DED with the KfW. GIZ is one of the world's largest development agencies, with a business volume in excess of €3.1 billion in 2019 as well as 22,199 employees spread over more than 120 countries.

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A Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) was designed by CADUS in collaboration with MetaLab as part of the project Tolocar. Mobile Makerspaces in Ukraine. The core element of transforming a bus into a MICU is the Stretcher Attachment Bracket.
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This project aims to enable the reuse of construction debris for the reconstruction of populated areas, and to promote the development and growth of the culture of re-birth.
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This project aims to create a working prototype of a small universal pellet extruder that works in horizontal and vertical orientation. You can 3D print in a vertical position. Extrude filaments or inject plastic into a mold in a horizontal position.
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This project is to develop a standardised process of localisation, sourcing, manufacturing of solar powered water filters.
In 1996, Graca Machel, former Minister of Education of Mozambique, published a report presented at the UN General Assembly entitled The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. Developed over a two year process of research and consultation, the report was the first of its kind in providing groundbreaking analyses of the ways by which modern warfare “kills, maims and exploits children more callously and more systematically than ever before,” (Machel, 2001).
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