Schülerinnen und Schüler in einer provisorischen Grundschule für syrische Flüchtlinge im Libanon

Launch event Girls' education initiative
SHE – Support Her Education
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On 19 May, the BMZ launched a girls' education initiative. At the launch, Parliamentary State Secretary Maria Flachsbarth spoke with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and Global Education Partnership (GPE) Chair Julia Gillard, on the important topic of girls' education.

Black lechwe in Bangweulu Wetlands National Park, Zambia

Launch event Launch of the Legacy Landscapes Fund Internal link

This natural heritage fund brings together public and private donors to secure permanent core funding for 30 protected areas with exceptional biodiversity. 

John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Video message John Kerry
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

On the occasion of the launch of the Legacy Landscapes Fund, John Kerry sends a message of support.

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Impfung gegen Covid-19

News Minister Müller: Vaccination roll-out in Africa is an important step Internal link

"The only way out of the crisis is a global immunisation campaign. In order to now be able to vaccinate people quickly, we are using the tried and tested structures of the global immunisation alliance Gavi"

Bundesminister Gerd Müller vor Photovoltaikpaneelen in der ägyptischen Wüste

Topic "Green" hydrogen as a building block of the energy transition Internal link

The BMZ promotes the production of hydrogen using renewable energies in developing countries

SEEG deployment Benin, 2017: Chikungunya reagents - state-of-the-art detection methods introduced

Web portal Healthy DEvelopments External link

The web portal Healthy DEvelopments showcases Germany's commitment to health and social protection in partner countries world-wide.

Minister Gerd Müller visiting a shoe factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh in February 2020

Cooperation German cooperation with Bangladesh Internal link

Focus of our work: renewable energies, good governance and adaptation to climate change


Water scarcity and drought are among the serious consequences of climate change.

Climate change and development Internal link

Climate and development are inextricably linked. Climate change is therefore a core area of the work of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The BMZ assists people in developing countries in making headway on climate change mitigation and dealing with the consequences of climate change. To that end, the Ministry works together with its partner countries across the world and helps to foster global momentum for climate change mitigation and adaptation in order to implement the Paris Agreement.

Schüler in der Metallwerkstatt einer Berufsbildungseinrichtung in Accra, Ghana

A Marshall Plan with Africa Internal link

The countries of Africa have set themselves a highly ambitious agenda for the socio-economic transformation they need to accomplish. In order to help Africa realise this development agenda, we need an entirely new kind of collaboration, a political partnership between equals which offers support for Africa's own agenda. Africa needs African solutions. Therefore, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has taken a new direction in its cooperation with Africa.

Solar system Solar Jama in the Atacama Desert in Chile

"Green" hydrogen Internal link

Global energy consumption is set to grow by 50 per cent by 2050; in developing countries and emerging economies it will increase by as much as 70 per cent. This means that green hydrogen is absolutely essential to a successful energy transition and to achieving international climate goals. It can be used, among other things, to produce climate-neutral fuels. They are called Power-to-X products (PtX). Green hydrogen can also be used to store energy. That makes green hydrogen a key commodity in a successful energy transition.

Leadership of the ministry

Federal Minister Gerd Müller
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Development Ministry
Martin Jäger