Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ)


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GIZ – Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationale

Zusammenarbeit (German Corporation for International Cooperation), headquartered in Bonn andEschborn, the GIZ mainly implements the technical cooperation projects of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), it is mainly a commissioning party, although it also works with the private sector and other organizations on a public benefit basis. GIZ aims to follow the paradigm of sustainable development and climate change is central to the work of GIZ.

Firstly, the GIZ includes climate change related projects and programmes at the national and regional level, as for example the South African – German Energy Program (SAGEN), which supports the expansion of renewable energies and the improvement of energy efficiency.48

Secondly, GIZ supports global initiatives as for example, capacity enhancement in adaptation planning, climate risk insurance (including hosting the InsuResilience Secretariat), and risk management, further development of NDCs, REDD+ programs, renewable energies, energy efficiency, and low-carbon urban transportation.Thirdly, GIZ is supporting a global Climate Finance Readiness Programme and cooperates with countries that have requested support, as for example Peru, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia. The programme offers customised, long-term capacity development and technical assistance, helping countries to build a foundation for a results-oriented, transformational and efficient use of international climate finance with emphasis on the GCF.

Eligibility to Receive Funding

Depending on the program, eligibility ranges from governmental (national, sub-national) to nongovernmental entities, including the private sector and NGOs.

Regional Focus: World-wide, currently approximately 120 countries depend on the program.

Sector Focus

Climate-change related support can be provided across different sectors, depending on the country and the program. Some of the sectors include:

Within the Climate Finance Readiness Programme, GIZ focuses on three main areas:

  • Support for national climate finance institutions that can be accredited to the GCF;
  • Providing strategic and conceptual advice on how to further develop NAMAS or NAPs so that countries can get the financial support that they need, and how to align climate and development planning;
  • Global sharing of experience.

Activities in these fields are carried out by means of technical and process advisory services, the assignment of long-term and short-term experts, training courses and financial support.

Funding Conditions Grants and concessional loans. An own contribution is usually expected.

Application Procedure

Project applications may be submitted by state institutions. NGOs can get support as cooperating partners.


Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40

53113 Bonn, Germany Tel: +49 228 44 60-0 or:

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5

65760 Eschborn, Germany

Tel: +49 6196 79-0


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