News and Events

Turning tides in the Philippines

One of the 22 MRFs rehabilitated by the project (before the project) [Katherine C. Viñegas] The Philippines is the third largest contributor of mismanaged plastic waste into the ocean, with 0.28 to 0.75 million tons annually. (Jambeck et. al. 2015). Much of these plastic wastes entering the ocean is attributed...

Sustainability is promising when your partners buy in!

The measures, knowledge and tools developed and implemented by the Coffee+ project have been sustained through enablement of each relevant partners and farmers from various government and non-government sectors in delivering the mutual goal. The mechanisms include institutionalisation, collaboration, and capacity development. Improving smallholder coffee farming systems in Southeast Asia...

Making Agriculture Climate Smart: Integrating finance with scaling-up climate-resilient technologies from small holder perspective in India

Farmers and users at workshops sharing their experiences of using few of the presented climate-resilient solutions [GIZ] Under the Indo-German Cooperation CAFRI-NABARD project, GIZ India and Sa-Dhan Association (an association of Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)) have joined hands with the core objective of getting the financial institutions build up financial...

Change Management and Leadership training for local forest workers in Indonesia

With the purpose of strengthening the capacities of structural officials working for forestry agencies in Tanah Papua (easternmost part of Indonesia), Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) held a series of Change Management and Leadership training sessions for officials in Forest Management Units (FMU), Forestry Service Branches and Technical...

A technological view on Indian cotton ginning at the Bremen Cotton Conference 2022

In collaboration with internationally recognised brands and organisations, the project promotes the implementation of sustainability standards such as Better Cotton Standards, Fairtrade Standards and Organic Standards. So far, around 240,000 smallholder farmers in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh are supported for sustainable cotton production. Besides working directly with...

New EbA e-learning course launched

EbA course card [GIZ, IUCN, IISD] The new e-learning course Ecosystem-based Adaption (EbA): Working with nature to adapt to a changing climate, developed by GIZ, IUCN and IISD, was launched on October 4 this year and is available for enrollment. The free, self-paced course, hosted on the online learning platform edX.org,...

Digital Innovations for Sustainable Future to Support ASEAN SMEs

Speakers during “SMEs’ Digital Innovations towards Sustainable Future” topic on 8/8/2022. [GIZ / Diella Dachlan] The market talks and virtual business matchmaking event focused on the “SMEs’ Digital Innovations towards Sustainable Future” topic. SMEs and businesses in ASEAN and G20 countries delved deeper into how the digital environment supports cross-border...

ASEAN kickstarts the ASEAN SME Policy Index 2024 Development

Group photo of ASEAN SME officials during the event to update ASEAN SME Policy Index through a hybrid event from 26 – 27 July 2022 in Jakarta. [GIZ] The delegations attending the event were SME development agencies from the ten ASEAN Member States, representatives from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...