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FAIR Forward project initiatives in India

Artificial Intelligence: Voice technologies in Indian languages The FAIR Forward project in India, global initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implemented by GIZ,  supports the localisation of AI, opening up of AI trained data sets including data protection and privacy for the development of...

Transitioning towards Green Recovery

By: Dr Geetha Nayak, Senior Advisor, GIZ Stories from Bhitarkanika, Odisha In 2020, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic brought Devjani’s life to a standstill. Resident of Kendrapara district, Odisha, she and her husband, a daily wage labourer, began looking for alternate means of income to support their family of...

Enhancing Climate Finance Capacity for Policymakers in ASEAN

Photo: GIZ/ Shofi Fauziyyah The Climate Finance Training for Sector Experts (CliFit4SE), held virtually in April 2021, enhanced the climate financing knowledge of 45 policymakers working in the food, agriculture, and forestry sectors in the ASEAN region. The training conveyed practical information on how to access climate funding for implementing...

Incentives for a Sustained Flow of Forest Ecosystem Services

By: Satyan Chauhan, Technical Expert, GIZ | Aashima Negi, Junior Communication Expert, GIZ ‘Strengthening alternative tools for managing Forest Ecosystem Services’ Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) is  applied as an  incentive-based mechanism  (IBM) to translate values of ecosystems into incentives for local actors for aiding in its improved flow and management....

Please Welcome: The Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia Project (SASCI+)

Coffee harvesting in Lore Lindu, Indonesia. Cr. @Ismet Khaeruddin/GIZ As customer becomes increasingly aware of the pressing sustainability issues in global supply chains, multinational enterprises and big brands are expected to ensure that their products are sourced and produced sustainably. At the same time, countries—including Germany and Indonesia—are regulating their...

Female, single, young seeks…

INA is a quite young initiative and is looking for new partners. Founded in November 2018 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, INA (german acronym for Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains) is an open platform of players from the private sector, civil...

Virtual dialogue by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and producing countries on commodity-driven deforestation

Copyright: GIZ Towards autumn, the European Commission will present a legislative proposal to minimise deforestation and forest degradation in agricultural supply chains. Therefore, Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary in BMZ, invited producing countries to a virtual dialogue on joint measures on supply and demand side to minimise deforestation driven...