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Mainstreaming human rights, why and how?
It is no denying that central to the heart of the Sustainable Development Agenda is the integration of human rights. And as development workers, it is our responsibility to ensure that the concept is integral to our everyday work. In order to acquaint everyone with HRBA, or “Human Rights Based...
GIZ Publication Recommended “Germany in the Eyes of the World”
Title: Germany in the Eyes of the World Project Team: Alexandra Behns, Dr Mike Enskat, Thorsten Giehler, Dr Oliver Gnad, Regina Kallmayer, Stefan Opitz, Anne-Valerie Peters, Nina Sarrazin, Jörg Schindler, Andreas von Schumann, Philipp Schwörer, Nikola Seiler, Dr Mischa Skribot, Katja Suhr, Dr Sabine Tonscheidt Language: Available in English and German This qualitative study explains how people around the world view Germany,...
Bangkok Post, 6 June 2016: German help for sustainable farming
A German government agency has introduced a new international rice farming standard for Thai farmers aimed at helping them to lower cost and upgrade agricultural practices towards sustainability. Matthias Bickel, project director of Asean Sustainable Agrifood Systems of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German government’s sustainable development...
In the Media: GIZ steps up policy integration efforts in integrating SDGs in Asia
1 June 2016 --- In an interview with Channel 3, a Thai local news broadcast, Morning World program, two GIZ representatives, Dr. Philipp Magiera, TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) Spokesperson and Programme Director Mekong River Commission and Dr. Petra Mutlu, GIZ Head of Sectoral Department, reiterated the...
Better joint implementation and linkages between local, regional, and national levels hold the key to SDG success
Joint Conference: TUEWAS and SNRD Asia - Breaking down the SDGs - Contributing to Implementing the Agenda 2030 Bangkok, 01 June 2016 – The key to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is better joint implementation and linkages between local, regional, and national levels. This is the...
GIZ PAME celebrates International Biodiversity Day with #‎selfieforbiodiversity‬ Photo Contest
The GIZ Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) project in the Philippines with its partner, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), celebrated the International Biodiversity Day last May 22, 2016 by sponsoring the Selfie for Biodiversity and Livelihood photo contest. A nationwide contest was announced to...
GIZ and the Partnership for Regional Oceans Governance (PROG)
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 brought about an unprecedented agenda for sustainability, setting ambitious goals that must be implemented by all countries. For the first time conservation and sustainable use of the ocean is paired off with the world’s other most pressing sustainability...
Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA)’s SMART Approach in Viet Nam
BRIA Viet Nam is implementing its SMART programme (Sustainable Management of Rice production systems through introduction of improved Technologies) in the provinces of Đong Thap, Hau Giang and Kien Giang. BRIA intends to promote the implementation of the Agricultural Restructuring Plan to improve farmers’ livelihoods in those provinces, promote sustainable...
A Public Private Collaboration for MSME Development
The Philippines --- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Philippine government agency primarily mandated to promote economic development of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE), a private sector initiative with a nationwide, huge outreach...
“Breaking down the SDG’s – Contribution of TUEWAS and SNRD to implementing the Agenda 2030” Conference
GIZ professionals will gather in Bangkok from 31 May – 02 June 2016 to disseminate best practices and peer-learning as well as discuss ways and how to best implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia. Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by United Nations member states, the first-ever...