The program “Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia” is implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). In the structure of GIZ, the program has 5 offices, one in each of the Central Asian countries, which employs more than 20 employees, not counting the support of numerous employees of GIZ country offices. Most of our employees are highly qualified specialists in the field of water resources management, both regionally and internationally. The regional office of the program is located in Kyrgyzstan.
Who we work for
Most of our events are commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In addition, the company works on behalf of other German ministries, in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as well as German federal states and municipalities, and public and private clients both in Germany and abroad. These include other governments, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We work closely with the private sector and promote results-oriented collaboration in the development and foreign economic sectors. Our significant experience working with alliances in partner countries and in Germany is a key factor for successful international cooperation, not only in business, scientific and cultural fields, but also in civil society.
Comprehensive experience for sustainable development – under one roof
Effectively, efficiently and with a focus on partners – this is how GIZ supports people and communities in developing countries, countries with economies in transition and industrialized countries in their activities aimed at expanding their own prospects and improving living conditions. The personification of this approach is the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Society for International Cooperation). Since January 1, 2011, it combines the know-how and many years of experience with the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) GmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Society for Technical Cooperation) and the company Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung (InWEnt) GmbH (International Continuing Education and Development). As a German federal organization, GIZ supports the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in the implementation of its objectives in the field of international cooperation to promote sustainable development. In addition, the organization is actively engaged in international educational activities around the world.
Promoting Effective Development
GIZ partners wish to independently achieve their own long-term development goals. For this, the organization offers services that promote sustainable development – demand-oriented, specially designed and effective. The holistic and value-oriented approach of GIZ allows all interested parties to participate in these processes. At the same time, in its actions GIZ always follows its guiding idea of activity – the idea of sustainable development. The work of GIZ takes into account political, economic, social and environmental aspects, and provides assistance to partners through public discussion and decision-making processes at the local, regional, national and international levels. Thus, the organization promotes effective development. GIZ is active in many areas, covering a wide range of issues such as: stimulating the development of the economy and employment, building statehood and democracy, ensuring peace, security and reconstruction, overcoming civil conflicts, ensuring food security, the work of health systems and basic education, and environmental protection and resources, climate protection. The organization also assists our partners in the implementation of development goals by providing management and logistics services. In particularly acute situations requiring urgent resolution, emergency programs and refugee programs are implemented. Being a recognized organization for cooperation in the field of development assistance, GIZ is involved in the secondment of development assistance specialists to partner countries. GIZ advises its customers and partners on strategic and conceptual issues, finds for partner countries both foreign specialists and national experts returning to their country after studying abroad, and also promotes the development of dialogue and the establishment of links between active participants in international cooperation. At the same time, an important component of the proposed range of services is the advanced training of specialists from partner countries. GIZ program participants are provided with various opportunities for the fruitful implementation of established contacts. In addition, GIZ gives young professionals a chance to accumulate professional experience, working around the world. Exchange programs for young professionals lay the foundations for success in the national and international labor market.
A look at GIZ
GIZ is active in more than 130 countries. In Germany, the organization is represented in almost all federal states. GIZ offices are registered in Bonn and Eschborn. The number of GIZ employees working around the world is about 17,000, with more than 60 percent of the national staff. In addition to them, GIZ employs approximately 1,135 development experts, 750 integrated, 324 returnees and 700 national specialists in partner organizations, as well as 850 weltwärts volunteers. With a turnover of about 1.9 billion euros (estimated at December 2010), GIZ can confidently look to the future.