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The Extractives and Development sector programme is implemented jointly by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government, and is under the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

In its role as a competence centre for the geosciences, it advises and informs the German Government and the German private sector on all geoscientific and natural resource issues. Its work promotes the economically viable and environmentally sustainable use of natural resources, and as such provides services of the general interest.

In addition to its role as Germany’s national geological service, BGR performs numerous international tasks. Within Germany its functions are mainly coordinatory. As a higher federal authority, BGR is part of Germany’s scientific and technological infrastructure and also performs certain statutory tasks.

In the geology, raw materials and mining, energy, geohazards and groundwater and soil sectors, BGR advises the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implements technical cooperation projects on its behalf with developing countries.

For more information about the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, click on the link: www.bgr.de


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

As a German federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH offers its commissioning parties sustainable and effective solutions for political, economic and social change processes – in over 130 countries. The wide range of services offered by GIZ are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how.

GIZ’s activities surrounding the issue of extractive resources are also in keeping with its understanding of its role. GIZ has been working with partner governments, companies, institutions and regional initiatives in Latin America, Asia and Africa for many years, cooperating in numerous projects.

The services focus on six priority themes: support for complex contract negotiations in the extractive sector, transparency in revenue from natural resources, promotion and diversification of the private sector, supply chains and certification of natural resources, human rights and participatory processes in the extractive sector, and extractive sector regimes and strategies.

For more information about the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, click on the link: www.giz.de


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