The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (formally known as Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. It works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Their mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world.
Project ongoing since: 2021
Fit for School Initiative for Africa
Through improvements in WASH and infection prevention and control in schools the initiative aims to strengthen (pandemic) resilience of educational institutions and schools.
The Fit for School (F4S) Initiative for Africa is supporting the Ministries of Education and is collaborating with schools and Teacher Training Colleges in selected areas. Under the initiative, readiness assessments for school re-opening and capacity development measures on WASH and infection prevention and control within Ministries of Education …
2021 - 2023
#LetsTalkPERIOD – Reaching Millions via Social Media
‘Clicktivism’ is proving an effective tool for tackling taboos around menstruation and for empowering young women around the globe.
The challenge: How to reach adolescents on a broad scale to raise awareness and share educational materials? The solution: Engage a popular national actress and influencer as Goodwill Ambassador Starting in 2020 German-supported projects in Nepal, Albania and the Philippines are involving local social media influencers and celebrities to …
Project ongoing since: 2013
The WASHaLOT is an innovative group handwashing facility. It is durable, cost effective, water-saving and can be manufactured and installed using local manufacturers and installers.
The WASHaLOT was developed by the GIZ Regional Fit for School Programme together with the GIZ Sustainable Sanitation Sector Programme in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Various versions of the technology have since been promoted in schools in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, …
2018 - 2021
Mass Media Campaign - GIZ ProSecEau sector programme for water and sanitation in Burundi
Increase awareness and to share best practices on the use, transport and stockage of drinking water to prevent contamination and thereby preserve the health of the rural and urban population.
Improving water, sanitation and hygiene for better health Burundi is a country rich in water resources with more than 30,000 springs. Despite this, its water, sanitation and hygiene situation are characterised by: • High pollution of drinking water sources; • Inadequate sanitation facilities; • Poor hygiene and sanitation …
2018 - 2019
Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) Project - Phase II
Reform of the Water and Sanitation Sector Programme
The Enhanced Water Security and Sanitation (ENWASS) Programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and its Directorate of Water Development (DWD), the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and …
2017 - 2019
Technical and vocational education and training for Jordanian and Syrian refugees in the Jordanian water sector
To improve the capacities of sanitation experts and specialists from water supply companies in Jordan.
The project supports the Jordanian Vocational Training Corporation in creating training courses for semi-skilled and qualified sanitation specialists. These are aimed at men and women from both Jordan and Syria in the governorates of Amman and Irbid. These sanitation system specialists also receive advice on how to improve their employment …
2006 - 2018
Management of Water Resources Programme
To enable Jordan’s national water institutions to better respond to mounting pressure on its limited water resources.
The project provides Jordan's water institutions with strategic, technical and expert support: It is promoting the development of the country's strategic national framework and policy guidelines, which together provide a basis for overcoming the water crisis and contributing to sustainable water usage. To improve capacities within the water …
2015 - 2019
Decentralised Integrated Sludge Management (DISM)
To put in place an integrated approach for the treatment and reuse of sludge, in order to tackle the problems of sludge collected in wastewater treatment plants and to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is supporting the Water Authority of Jordan in its efforts to find suitable solutions for the treatment and reuse of sewage sludge. The project aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the sludge handling process. To this end, it considers the use of sludge …
2017 - 2020
Reduction of water losses
To improve The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) skills and capacities for the sustainable reduction of technical and administrative water losses.
The project comprises three fields of activity. These are being implemented in the district of Salt, which is located northwest of Jordan’s capital Amman in Balqa Governorate. A concept is being developed for monitoring losses at a national level, which will support WAJ in further developing the political and institutional framework for …
2016 - 2025
Sanitation for Millions
Improving access to safe sanitation and hygiene globally.
Safe sanitation is a human right and one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6.2). Nevertheless, around 3.6 billion people globally remain without access to safely managed sanitary facilities. About 540 million students do not have basic sanitation in their schools and circa 780 million people depend on healthcare facilities without any …
2014 - 2019
Improved Learning Environment at public schools in host communities in Jordan (ILEPS)
Improving Jordan’s education infrastructure and its management, as well as the learning environment within the framework of formal education at public schools in host communities in Jordan.
As part of the GIZ project "Improved Learning Environment at public schools in host communities in Jordan" 4 different construction prototypes for needs based school rehabilitation (with a focus on school toilets) are developed and implemented at 20 pilot schools in Jordan. The focus lies on heavy-duty, low-maintenance and water efficient …
2008 - 2017
Sanitation activities of GIZ in Egypt
Technical Sustainable Management Programme in Egypt (TSM-EGYPT)
TSM-EGYPT is a Quality Management System, its requirements aim at developing Water and Wastewater facilities to reach conformity with the Egyptian regulations, codes, law and standards. In the context of The Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP), implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and …
2015 - 2019
Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP)
Establishment of a Wastewater Decision Support System (WWDSS)
The Water and Wastewater Management Programme (WWMP) is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The programme is supporting the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater and its 25 Affiliated Companies in the sustainable improvement of their services. Current estimations …
2012 - 2016
Knowledge‐Based Wastewater Decision Support System (WWDSS)
Water and Wastewater Management Programme- GIZ in Egypt
WWDSS allows for improving project selection and optimising portfolios through increased coherence between national policies, sectorial policies, resource allocation and spending practices, and improved knowledge management. Utilizing WWDSS to identify cost‐efficient interventions in the wastewater sector and utilize it as a platform for …
2015 - 2019
Programme for the modernisation and improvement of municipal water management (PROAGUA II)
To provide water utilities in Peru better drinking water supply and sanitation services.
Water resources in Peru’s densely populated areas along the Pacific coast are scarce and, in most cases, contaminated. Industrial and domestic wastewater flows untreated into rivers. This situation is exacerbated by urbanisation, climate change and surface water pollution. In many regions, water utilities are very small. Financial management …
2008 - 2018
Sanitation activities of GIZ in Morocco
Integrated Waterresource Management
Since water resources in Morocco are distributed unevenly and water resources are overused and threatened by pollution, the German-Moroccan technical Cooperation came up with a new water strategy. The aim is to strengthen the competencies of the national water resource agencies and improving the communication between different stakeholders in the …
2013 - 2022
Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)
Support a low-carbon, climate resilient urban water sector by introducing greenhouse gas-reducing solutions to improve the CO2 balance of water and wastewater utilities.
Climate change intensifies the challenges faced by the water sector. Besides the services provided by water and wastewater utilities, the technologies employed by water supply and wastewater systems lead to substantial emission of greenhouse gases (GHG), which are partly attributed to water and energy losses. The Water and Wastewater Companies …
2014 - 2017
Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy II
Providing technical support in the areas that include systems for managing faecal sludge, operating models for public toilets and systems for non-conventional and decentralised wastewater management
The project "Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP) – II", supported the Indian government in implementation of its sanitation improvement schemes and missions such as National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP), Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
2011 - 2018
Support for Promotion of Fit for School Programmes
To use existing structures in the education sector to improve school washing and sanitary facilities
The Regional Fit for School Programme works together with the Southeast Asian Ministries of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and its Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH). The programme uses existing structures in the education sector to improve school washing and sanitary facilities. Recognizing the …
2009 - 2012
SANIRESCH (SANItaryRecycling ESCHborn)
Demonstration project: Treatment and recycling of the urine, brown and greywater collected at the main building of the headquarters of GIZ in Eschborn, Germany.
The aim of SANIRESCH (SANItaryRecycling ESCHborn) was the treatment and recycling of the urine, brown- and greywater collected at the main building of the headquarters of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Eschborn, Germany. Technologies for the treatment of wastewater streams (MAP precipitation, membrane …
2014 - 2018
SFD (Shit Flow Diagram) Promotion Initiative
To continue development of an easy-to-understand advocacy, decision and monitoring tool - Shit Flow Diagrams
The “SFD Promotion Initiative” is developing and promoting standardised tools for excreta flow analysis to inform urban sanitation programming. These tools build on the service delivery assessment and faecal waste flow diagrams (or Shit Flow Diagrams, SFDs) developed by the World Bank – Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). SFD is a …
2008 - 2017
Sanitation activities of GIZ in Uganda
Reform of the Water and Sanitation Sector Programme
Since 2000, annual Water and Environment Sector Performance Reports have generally shown an improvement of water supply and sanitation coverage in Uganda’s urban areas. According to the Water and Environment Sector Performance Report (2014), at present an estimated 84% of the urban population have access to sanitation facilities and 72.8% to …
2013 - 2019
Sanitation activities of GIZ in Tanzania
Support to Water Sector Development
The GIZ programme "Support to the Water Sector Development" is supporting the four line ministries that are involved in the sanitation sub-sector to improve coordination and cooperation on sanitation at the national and sub-national level. It also aims to develop and implement concrete sanitation and hygiene related solutions. GIZ contributes …
2003 - 2018
Sanitation activities of GIZ in Kenya
GIZ Water Sector Reform Programme (WSRP)
According to the IMPACT Report No 10 (2016/17) of the Water Services Regulatory Board (Wasreb), the urban water coverage is 55% and sewerage is 15%. Majority of urban population are using onsite sanitation. However, most of these are not linked to a sanitation chain for safe disposal or reuse of waste. The Ministry of Health reports that about 50% …
2014 - 2020
Water and sanitation activities of GIZ in Benin
The urban and rural population in general and particularly the population living in the peripheral areas of the municipalities uses the affordable provision of water and sanitation under consideration of relevant hygienic standards.
In recent years the technical and financial cooperation between Benin and Germany and other partners have improved urban water supply. 85% of the population have now access to hygienically clean drinking water. On the other hand more than 30% of the population (1.8 million people) living in rural areas still lack access to safe drinking …
2016 - 2018
Sanitation activities of GIZ in Burkina Faso Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme in Boucle du Mohoun, Hauts-Bassins and Sud-Ouest
To improve the delivery of water and sanitation services through key actors in the water and sanitation the sector
For strengthening the key actor’s capacities in improving water and sanitation services provision, a great support is delivered to national partners at macro-, meso- and micro-level. The programme therefore supports mainly the development and the implementation of water and sanitation national policy and strategy as well as the 3 of the 5 …
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